Saturday, July 23, 2011

Duct tape creations

Did you know you can use duct tape for all kinds of pretty rad stuff? I never knew they even made duct tape that was colored and fun prints until a couple of months ago! Its the hottest new thang:) Anyways, we bought the girls a few rolls at Target this past week(they are $3.99 a roll, fyi, not too shabby) and they have had lots of fun making stuff. Its been a great summer craft supply this year. We went to youtube to watch some how-to videos(the ones from the makers of Duck tape are really good and thorough) and then got to work. The girls first made rose pens. A good one to start off with, pretty quick and easy. Then we decided to go BIG(for me anyways, I am soooo not crafty!) and make duct tape wallets. This was a bit of a project with 3 little girls to assist, but it is actually not very hard at all. Really the only hard part is trying to make sure the tape doesn't bunch up and bubble and stick to the wrong places(if you are perfectionists like we are:) Anyways, here are pictures of the girls working hard and their super cute finished creations. If you are interested in making some wallets with your kiddos, click here for a great instructional video.



















7 comments:

the duchess said...

My Grandpa's used the old school, silver duct tape since the dawn of time for every fix possible (and sometimes even the impossible). He's kinda like the Dad in "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding" who thinks all the world's ailments can be cured with Windex.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The wallet is so cute! I haven't seen the colored duct tape before.

mamapickle said...

so cute! I am totally stealing this idea! I didn't even think of how to videos. We love the pattern duct tape. It is so fun!!!

Emily said...

Brooke would love this! Great "invention" as Brooke would say :)

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

So crafty! I usually only use tape to keep the kids at the table for family dinner jk!

Cynthia said...

Ummm can you say "Christmas Presents", "Birthdays" yup I could so see a little store for these little tykes. Perhaps on you dot com ideas maybe not sure what your working on but this would be good. I could use one of those pens wink wink hint hint. Great job and I love the print too. I knew about the colors we used it in the past with Memory Makers.............awesome Duct Tape rules no wait that would be Duenas girls rule.

Mercedes said...

I think duct tape is just amazing!