Chaps & Handcuffs

Chaps & Handcuffs

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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  • Foamies® craft foam:
    1 roll white
    2 large sheets, black
    1 small sheet, brown
    1 sheet sticky-back glitter
  • Silver buckle
  • 2 pkgs red suede cording
  • Fiskars® hammer punch, scissors, pinking shears, scallop-edge shears
  • Craft knife
  • Tacky glue


1. Measure length of child’s pants. Cut 2 strips to length x 8½" wide. Cut 3" notch on each piece at the crotch.
2. Cut a curved yoke with scissors and pinking shears. Glue to the top of each chap leg.
3. Cut black cow spots and glue to the chap legs. Measure child’s waist, add 6"; scallop-cut a 1¼"-wide white craft foam belt. Glue on small black cow spots; attach buckle, belt loop & belt holes. Slit the yoke to accommodate the belt. Slip the belt through the loops.
4. Cut 6 black craft foam circles with pinking shears for the tassels. Punch 2 holes in each. Cut lengths of red suede & tie through holes with the knot in the front.
5. Cut 6 larger self-adhesive glitter circles with pinking shears. Punch holes through circles; adhere to outer edge 6", 12" and 18" from the top of the chaps.
6. Cut twelve 14" lengths of red suede. Thread 1 length through holes from underside of chaps, glitter circle, tassel circle & back through. Tie off, leaving 12" suede tail at the side. Repeat for 6 outer-edge tassels.
7. Create other end of the ties on inside edges of chaps. Punch 2 holes on the inside edges of the chaps, opposite the tassels. Some will be 2 layers because of cow spots; other will be 1 layer. Reinforce single layer with circle of craft foam on inner edge. Anchor the layers together with brads & reinforce the craft foam. Tie other strips of lacing through the holes & tie off.
8. Trim or fringe bottom edge of chaps.



  • 2 small Foamies® craft foam sheets
  • Fiskars® hammer punch, scissors, pinking shears, scallop-edge shears
  • Large eyelet, eyelet setter
  • Tacky glue


1. Cut two 1"x10" strips of craft foam, large enough for a child’s hand to slip in & out of easily.
2. Using scallop-edge or pinking shears, cut small cow spots and glue to strips. Allow glue to dry completely. Curl each strip into a ring that overlaps itself 1". Punch 2 holes through the layers; secure with eyelets.
3. Cut seven 4½"x1/2" strips of craft foam with pinking or scallop-edge shears. Curl one into a ring that overlaps itself 1/2". Punch hole through layers; secure with eyelet. Loop another strip through 1st loop & secure with an eyelet. Continue with remaining 2 strips to connect handcuffs to the chain.