How to Make a Kids' Safety Cuff

Before young kids can memorize phone numbers, this handy, easy safety cuff craft will keep important numbers hidden in a colorful bracelet.
By Holly Pevzner



The world can be a scary place. While we can’t shield our kids from everything, we can give them tools to protect themselves. One not to miss: Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show, a new video from The Mother Company. It teaches concepts like “You’re the boss of your body” and “Listen to your ‘uh-oh’ feeling.” Our favorite part: a craft tutorial for an armband that hides a phone number, ideal for outings with large crowds. Read the instructions here and watch a video of how to make this craft!

What You Need:

  • Scissors
  • 2 rolls of 2" duct tape, different colors
  • Number stickers
  • Clear packing tape
  • Decorative stickers
  • Sticky Velcro


  1. Cut two 8" pieces from one roll of tape and place them side by side with the sticky sides up.
  2. Cut one 8" piece of the other color. Place it sticky side down over the "seam," joining the two pieces together.
  3. Fold the outside edges in.
  4. Flip the cuff over and stick the phone number of a trusted adult on the tape. Cover with clear packing tape.
  5. Decorate the other side with stickers and cover with clear tape.
  6. Place a piece of Velcro on the left edge of the numbered side. Flip over and put the second piece of Velcro on the right edge.
  7. Have your child wear the cuff with the number on the inside.
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