How to make police handcuffs

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A game of cops and robbers isn’t complete without a pair of handcuffs – and these are speedy to make. As they are only cardboard, you will need a fairly compliant villain, as resisting arrest might cause them to break.

What we used

  • Kitchen roll tube
  • Wrapping paper tube (or any thin cardboard tube)
  • Foil
  • Silver spray (not essential)
  • Scissors and stapler
  1. Cut three bands from kitchen roll tube for the handcuffs; we needed to attach an extra half of a band to each cuff to make them big enough. Use stapler to attach and join.
  2. Cover the cuffs with foil; just wrap it around and scrunch it a bit to secure.
  3. Cut the links from the thinner tube, loop together by cutting each one open and then reattaching with staple. Spray silver if you have any in the cupboard – and a patient enough child to wait for it to dry.
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One thought on “How to make police handcuffs

  1. Marianne January 15, 2015 / 7:14 pm

    Always wanted some as a child!

    Liked by 1 person

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