Take a clean crisp packet and cut along the seam at the back and then along the base. Open the crisp packet out. Repeat the process until you have a stack of opened out packets.
Make a template from old card (20cm x 10cm), lay it over the opened out crisp packets and draw around it with a marker pen. Cut out the rectangle shapes you have drawn on each packet.
Now you need to create components to build your crisp packet fashions. To make one component: Take your rectangle and fold it in half lengthways – this leaves a crease down the middle of the rectangle. Open this out and fold both the edges lengthways to the centre crease and fold in half. You should now have a long thin rectangle. Fold this rectangle in half lengthways and then fold two edges into the centre crease and fold in half again.
Once you’ve made several components you need to slot them together. Take one component and locate the two flaps along its edges. Take a second component and slot each end into one of the flaps. The two components should now be joined together, forming an ‘L’ shape. Repeat this process to link several components together.
Gradually they should start to form a long strip that you can use a belt or bracelet. When your belt or bracelet is ready, use another component to link it together. To do this, open a component out along its first two sets of folds and slot it through the flaps of the last component at one end of your bracelet/belt. Pull it through halfway, so the two ends of the linking component stick out. Tuck these into the flaps at the other end of the bracelet/belt to complete your creation. Alternatively you could use some Velcro or sticky tape!