Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Comic Wallet

Here's a post by Keri Smith that I came across that would be perfect for a.) kids who love comic books or b.) grown-ups that love comic books that don't have a lot in their wallets! Note that there aren't any slits for credit cards - this is as basic a wallet as you can make.

Here's what you'll need:

1. A comic (since I don't have any comic books, I just Google-imaged "Harley Quinn" and used one of her comics)

2. Scissors

3. Clear packaging tape

4. A ruler (optional - this is only if you have a physical comic book that you will be cutting up)

First, take your comic and cut it into a 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" square. I just took an image, put it in a Word doc, sized it up in the program, and printed it out on white cardstock.

Next, put two layers of clear packaging all over the comic.

Make sure to do this both on the front and the back.

Trim off the excess tape with your scissors.

Once the entire page is covered with clear tape, front and back, fold the wallet in half so the 6 1/2" side  is the long side.

Tape the two sides with clear packaging tape and cut off the excess tape.

If you realize you've taped it the wrong way... like some blogger did... ahem... just take your scissors and cut the sides open, refold, and retape the right way.

And voila! Your very own comic wallet!

$4.99 for packaging tape (but I got mine from the UPS store which was WAY overpriced!)
Printer, paper, and scissors on hand

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: About 20 minutes
15 minutes to tape front and back
5 minutes to print comic, cut it out, and tape sides shut

EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
If you can cut out a comic, cover the paper in tape, fold it, and then tape the sides, it's a piece 'o cake! Would be a great project for a kid to do!

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