Pop Tab Armor: Time to be a Warrior!
Outfit the noblest of knights and dames! Miss Cris explains how to make a chainmail weave using pull tabs from soda cans.
Many great things can be made with pop tabs: bracelets and jewelry, purses, curtains, lampshades, sculpture, and fashion. Making armor fits well with our summer reading theme!
You can save soda pop tabs, or buy them online. Follow the pictures in the printable guide or view them one by one below. With a few simple steps, you will be well on your way to creating something amazing!
This is a craft primarily for older tweens/teens and adults. Remember that you are working with metal and tools that may be sharp. Supervision may be needed.
What you will need:
- Pop tabs and more pop tabs
- small pair of metal snips or cutting tool
- a rigid edge to crimp the tabs (I used a block of wood)
- Printable How-to Guide (PDF): https://bit.ly/0717pcdl (includes example & step-by-step pictures)