Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DIY Rubber Band and Nail Board

This is an easy and fun do it yourself rubber band and nail board project - a perfect gift for your inquisitive toddler.

And this one has a twist: a handy dandy rubber band holder that can velcro on and off AND a durable handle for transporting the board. 

To make this project, you will need the following items:

spare rubber bands
nail (I used about 70)
piece of wood (my piece measured 9 inches by 9 inches)
a piece of scrap fabric (mine measured about 7 x 2)
two small pieces of Velcro
2 screws (the kind with the open loop on top)

Step One:
Begin by sanding down the wooden square so that there are no poky parts for your toddler. 

Step two:
Using a ruler, mark dots every inch  or so.

Step three:
Hammer your nails into every spot you've marked on your wooden square. 


Step four:
Cut your scrap of fabric into a piece that is 6 inches long and 2 inches wide.

Step five:
With right sides face, sew the strip along the long, 6-inch section. 

Step six:
Turn the piece right side out. 

Step seven:
Sew the short ends closed. 

Step eight:
At the short end of each strip, sew your Velcro (i placed the "hook" side of the Velcro on my fabric as opposed to the fuzzy piece of Velcro)

Step nine:
Line up the fuzzy side on your wood block to that the "hook" side will fit right on top of it. 

Now you have a place to hang your rubber bands!

Step ten:
screw your two hooks to another side of your wood square.

Step eleven:
Place twine in the eyes of your screw and tie together. 
Now you have a handle to transport your wood block. 

Step twelve:

Create! The world is your geometric oyster. Enjoy!


  1. What a great project! I love the fabric rubber band holder on the side too! Lovely idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Great idea! I might borrow this idea for a 4H project. Thank you for sharing!


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