Duct Tape Crafts: Tape It & Make It Book Review

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When my children were little, they were always very into arts and crafts projects.  Now that my daughter is almost 11 her love of creativity has inspired her to take up duct tape crafts.  If you are not familiar with the duct tape crafts craze, there are actually a TON of things you can make with duct tape!  My son made a duct tape wallet that is actually quite sturdy and one of my daughter’s favorite duct tape crafts is creating flowers that sit on top of pencils.  The kids even made duct tape flip flops last summer!  So, if you want to encourage your kids to turn off the video games and start getting creative again, you might want to consider the book Tape It & Make It: 101 Duct Tape Activities so that you, too, can have a house full of duct tape crafts!

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Duct Tape Crafts

duct tape crafts book


Title:  Tape it & Make It
Author:  Richela Fabian Morgan
Publisher:  Barron’s Educational Series (September 1, 2012)
ISBN:  978-1438001357
Format/Length:  paperback 128 pages
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Always a useful item in every household toolbox, duct tape has now taken on a second life as a medium for hobbyists of all ages. This fun-filled book presents dozens of creative ideas and easy-to-follow instructions for using versatile duct tape to make everything from coin purses to neckties, from elegant artificial flowers and highly original Halloween costumes to a duct tape yoga mat!

Discover how you can fashion more than 100 different items from duct tape, including:

  • Wallets and purses
  • Artificial flowers
  • Accessories
  • Aprons, a mini skirt, and more


About the Author:

When she’s not picking through her neighbor’s trash for crafty treasures, Richela Fabian Morgan teaches eco crafting at the Sheldrake Environmental Center.  Ms. Morgan lives with her husband and two children in Larchmont, New York. You can learn more about her crafts, her cooking, and her domestic follies on her website: http://www.richelafabianmorgan.com.


My Review:

This is a relatively small book that is absolutely jam packed with duct tape craft projects from cover to cover.  There are 101 crafts in total and the short introduction tells you everything you need to know about working with duct tape.  There is information on tools that come in handy as well as techniques that are helpful when cutting and folding.  The author then jumps right into the crafts themselves and there are tons!  Some  of the crafts use additional materials like Velcro or need a special tool like a hole punch but right at the top of each craft is a materials box that tells you exactly what you need before you get started.  The directions are very detailed and have a ton of pictures of each step of the process so you can follow along.  The book is divided into chapters based on the type of craft.  There is one for flowers, toys, seasonal, housewares and many others.  There is quite a wide selection of craft ideas to appeal to both boys and girls.  If you are looking for a detailed book about duct tape crafts for  your kids I think you will really enjoy this book!


Disclaimer:  In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials.”: I received one copy of this duct tape crafts book  in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Some of the links in this post may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.


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  1. That is so cool. I absolutely love duct tape & am always looking for new ideas.
  2. I feel so validated! Duct tape really is the best creation on earth! Totally will have to look at this for Christmas....for me, from "Santa" Woo hoo...what a find!!!
  3. looks like a fun project :)
  4. Mary Beth Elderton says
    What fun! When I visited my grand-daughter recently, she had a huge stack of duct tape in lots of colors and patterns. I know she'd love to have more ideas.
  5. I have seen some amazing things made from duct tape on the internet. This sounds like a great intro into getting started with that.
  6. My son has made a duct tape wallet before and I have to say that it came out really good. who would of thought about using duct tape for crafts..hmmm..wish it was me..
  7. This is too funny! It would be great for a friend of mine that loves duct tape. lol.

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