Slap bracelets were colorful bracelets that you “slap” or “snap” onto your wrist. They had a piece of metal in them that was straight as as soon as they would bend, they would roll up around your wrist. They came in all colors and designs, the leopard prints or striped designs were the “coolest” ones.

They were fun because we weren’t allowed to have toys in school, but these didn’t count. You would hear a bunch of snapping every time the teacher would turn around to write on the board.

The only problem was when the cloth would start to wear off and expose the sharp metal edges underneath. That’s when the fun and harmless bracelet would turn into a deadly weapon capable of slicing your own wrist.