We have been having a lot of fun with wristbands - they are so easy and you can make whatever size and style you want - my boys are thinking it is great to be the designers and they like to mix-and-match wristbands depending what superpowers they need at the moment. They can be spotted wearing them at the store, post-office, Grandma's, the park, play dates and it took some bribing to remove them for church.
Here are some of ours (besides the superhero ones in the last post) -
This one makes the wearer invisible - the amazing power of orange stripes:
These are to strengthen my mommy superpower - LOVE of course, ahh shucks! (these are a shorter cuff, with only one TP roll cut in half)
There is no good without evil and these are our "venom" version.
And of course Spiderman powers like web-slinging, crawling on the ceiling and spidey-sense, always come in handy. I took these two shots so you could see different angles on the cuff.
Two great tutorials on wristbands at whipup and flipflipsandapplesauce
Ours are made in a similar fashion.
Slit the paper roll lengthwise and cut to the length you want.
I found it easiest to use felt to cut out the designs and I glued them all on a felt square measured to fit the paper roll. I used hot glue, for instant play, but felt is great to work with various adhesives.
I added all embellishments and brads to the felt before I attached the felt to the paper roll backing (again with hot glue).
I used four eyelets, two eyelets per side punched through the paper and felt. then I laced it with elastic string and a square knot to allow for easy on/off without having to re-tie.