DIY Flexible Rulers

The new school year is just around the corner, and these DIY flexible rulers are a wonderful way to celebrate!

 

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

To tell you the truth, I have no idea how functional these are, or how happy a teacher would be to have these used in the classroom (try and see?) but they were really fun to make. Isn’t the main point of crafting fun? 

 

Regardless, these DIY flexible rulers can be made in bright, vivid colors and a huge array of patterns, all thanks to duct tape! While I often like covering things with duct tape in crafts, I decided to go more traditional and make this one entirely out of duct tape. It might be slightly more of a challenge, but it’s a really simple craft.

 

These duct tape rulers are a great back to school craft for teens and tweens, and a great way to add a healthy dose of fun and excitement to a sometimes dreaded time of year. So, pick your favorite patterns, and craft away! Make one, make ten, and have a blast. 

 

What you need to make flexible rulers:  

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How to make a flexible ruler: 

 

1. Measure  piece of duct tape a couple of inches longer than your ruler.

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

 

2. Fold it in half the long way.

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

3. Trim any imperfections along the long edge, and trim it to size. 

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

4. I decided to round my edge, just because that’s how my “model” ruler was. 

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

5. Punch a hole in the end (optional). I happened to misplace my hole punch at this point, so I simply folded it in half and cut out a half circle.

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

6. Measure your ruler against the model ruler, and draw on markings with a fine point Sharpie. 

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

You now have a (mostly) functional ruler! Wasn’t that fun?

 

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

Here’s to a wonderful school year!

Make these bright and pretty DIY flexible rulers - a simple back to school craft for tweens and teens!

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. I love how bright and cheery it is!
    We may need to make some for homeschool this year! (And, bonus: then it won’t hurt if they hit each other with them when they are being silly.)

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