The new school year is just around the corner, and these DIY flexible rulers are a wonderful way to celebrate!
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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- Duct tape – I used Pineapple Delight and neon pink
- Good scissors or a craft knife
- Thin permanent marker
- Hole punch (optional but it’ll make life easier)
- A ruler as a guide
How to make a flexible ruler:
1. Measure piece of duct tape a couple of inches longer than your ruler.
2. Fold it in half the long way.
3. Trim any imperfections along the long edge, and trim it to size.
4. I decided to round my edge, just because that’s how my “model” ruler was.
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.
6. Measure your ruler against the model ruler, and draw on markings with a fine point Sharpie.
Here’s to a wonderful school year!