Paracord Torch Strap

45 Minutes | Cubs,Scouts,Explorers | Indoors

How to make a paracord torch strap



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Paracord Torch Strap

45 Minutes | Cubs,Scouts,Explorers | Indoors

  • Paracord – 1.8m
  • Lighter
  • Scissors
  • Torch
  • Spoon
  • A keyring hoop if your torch does not have a loop hole at the end

  1. Take your paracord and cut to 1.8m
  2. Fold your paracord in half so you find the middle – take your torch and do 3 wraps around the torch, just below the head of the light
  3. Feed the bottom end of the paracord underneath the 3 wraps so it comes out of the top
  4. Do the same with the top end – feed this underneath the 3 wraps so it comes out the bottom – pull it tight – this forms one end of your strap
  5. Bring your rope through the ring at the end of the torch and over so it is looped around the ring
  6. You are now starting your cobra knots which will form your strap
  7. Take your left hand cord and bring it around the back of the strap creating a loop hole on the left hand side – hold it in place with your left hand
  8. Your right hand thread goes under the left hand rope, bring it up and over the strap and then thread it through the left hand loop
  9. Now reverse what you have just done the other way
  10. Take your right hand cord and bring it around the back of the strap creating a loop hole on the right hand side – hold it in place with your right hand
  11. Your left hand rope goes under the right hand rope, bring it up and over the strap and then thread it through the right hand loop
  12. Continue weaving until you have formed a strap
  13. Carefully, with adult supervision, cut off the rope as close to the strap as possible
  14. This is where your adult comes in
  15. Get your lighter and melt the ends of the paracord and using a spoon, push the melted end into the strap to fuse it together

  • Sealing the cord can be hot
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