So this just may be one of my craziest craft ideas yet. I almost didn’t post about them, but I have to tell you, my girls LOVE these cap tappers! They are such a great way to up-cycle all those dried-out markers and to work on that large pile of scraps you have. The idea hit me one day while watching the girls color. They love to take the caps off markers, place them on their fingers and tap with them. My littlest even spends more time tapping with the markers caps (hence all the dried-out markers) then coloring with the markers. I even remember doing this when I was a child… so why not make them even funner by embellishing them! As you can imagine they are quick and easy to make and even the kiddos can help in on the process.
Making some cap tappers is pretty simple and really needs little explanation. Just grab some small scraps of fabric, sewing notions, buttons or whatever else you think will be fun to work with. And of course you will need some marker caps and a hot glue gun.
So I am quickly going to show you how to make a butterfly. Cut three little pieces of fabric like shown below. Each one is a little smaller then the next. Of course they can all be the same size if you want. Glue each of the layers together in the middle of their wings. Place a little glue down the center of the wings and squeeze together. This will give the wings a little more shape. Now attach some antenna to the back of the wings. I just used two pom-poms from some pom-pom trim I had.
Now glue the butterfly onto the cap. Just make sure the opening where the kids will put their fingers in, is on the bottom. Kinda makes since right? Add some buttons down the middle if you want or on the wings. And there you have it, a little butterfly cap tapper. Super easy right? Kinda crazy though…yes? My attempt at an owl.