When I was a kid, I found it difficult to choose a wallet that was perfect for me. The ones at department stores and toy stores just didn’t appeal. They were either too big or too flashy for my taste. During my preteens, I found that designs were too mature or too childish for my age.
If I had found these wallets shown below during those times, it would have been the perfect one! Which is why I think this is a great idea to teach the kids today. What’s great about these wallets is that they could have any design that they want. It’s easy to make, simple, not expensive, and can last a long time!
- A4 Plastic Binder Page Protector
- A3 Print of this file – FoldOnlyWallet (Yes it’s A3 🙂 Do not resize, print at 100% scale, ignore printer notice that says it exceeds printable area)
- A Print of your chosen design/image (paper should be thick/heavy like a post card or a paper from a magazine)
Cut the short side of the plastic that is sealed.
Fold the A3 paper in half crosswise.
Insert the paper in the plastic sheet, making sure it is at the center. Staple them together as shown in the photo.
Cut the side corners along the solid lines, as shown.
Flip the sheet and cut the two other angles, but take note that only one side has to be cut. The other side should be retained. These are the “wings” that you could see in the photo, and will hold everything together so be careful not to cut it out!
You’ll see that there is a rectangle near the fold; pinch the middle with scissors to make a hole so that you can cut that rectangle out.
This is what it should look like.
Cut the perforated side, this time both sides of the paper, and open your template.
Cut the rectangle as shown in the picture.
Choose a nice image.
Place it on this section of the template on the plastic as show in the photo.
Fold the larger rectangles.
Then fold the section that has the middle rectangle missing.
Then fold the two “wings”.
These wings have a “ridge” that you should insert inside the sleeve as shown below.
Press all folds using your nail to give your wallet a solid shape.
Now you can fill it with your cards and money.
This wallet is durable enough that it can last for over a year. 🙂