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Last Updated on August 30, 2016 by Diane Hoffmaster
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!
Duct Tape Crafts
Title: Tape it & Make It
Author: Richela Fabian Morgan
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (September 1, 2012)
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
- 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.
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!
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.