Get Them Excited for School with This Duct Tape Creation

The end of summer is creeping up and school days are right around the corner.  Back to school can bring conflict to an otherwise happy household – children who do not want to go back to school on one hand, and Mom’s who are slightly relieved at the return to a routine on the other.  It can be a real challenge to get the kids on Mom’s side of the back-to-school equation. One way to do so, besides outright bribery, is to let them customize some of their back to school supplies.  This simple yet fun Duck Tape project is a great way to get them engaged in back-to-school fun.

STEP 1:  Cut the zipper part off your sandwich bag. Leave about ½ inch of bag attached to the zipper part. Do not throw away the rest of the bag.
STEP 1  –  Cut the zipper part off your sandwich bag. Leave about ½ inch of bag attached to the zipper part. Do not throw away the rest of the bag.
STEP 2:  Make 2 pieces of Duck Tape® fabric that measure as wide as your bag and 4 in. tall.
STEP 2  –  Make 2 pieces of Duck Tape® fabric that measure as wide as your bag and 4 in. tall.
STEP 3  -  Using a strip of Duck Tape®, adhere the piece of Duck Tape® fabric you made in step 2 to the zipper from step 1. Repeat for the other side with your second piece of Duck Tape® fabric.
STEP 3 – Using a strip of Duck Tape®, adhere theof Duck Tape® fabric you made in step 2 to the zipper from step 1. Repeat for the other side with your second piece of Duck Tape® fabric.
STEP 5 -  For the I.D. holder cut a rectangle out of the remaining plastic bag that measures 2.5 in. tall by 4 in. wide.
STEP 5 – For the I.D. holder cut a rectangle out of the remaining plastic bag that measures 2.5 in. tall by 4 in. wide.
Fold a single piece of Duck Tape® over each of the open edges of the supply case to close them up. Trim any excess tape.
Step 4 – Fold a single piece of Duck Tape® over each of the open edges of the supply case to close them up. Trim any excess tape.
STEP 6  -  Cut a piece of  Duck Tape® that measures 1 in. tall and 4 in. wide and fold it over the top of the plastic rectangle from step 5. Use 3 more pieces on the sides and bottom to attach it to your case, keeping the top open.
STEP 6 – Cut a piece of Duck Tape® that measures 1 in. tall and 4 in. wide and fold it over the top of the plastic rectangle from step 5. Use 3 more pieces on the sides and bottom to attach it to your case, keeping the top open.
STEP 7  -  If desired, adhere 3 more strips of a different color Duck Tape®, leaving a littly of the previous color Duck Tape® showing. Trim any excess.
STEP 7 – If desired, adhere 3 more strips of a different color Duck Tape®, leaving a littly of the previous color Duck Tape® showing. Trim any excess.
STEP 8  -  Create a tab to add to your supply case by cutting off a 5 in. long piece of Duck Tape®and folding it over on to itself lengthwise.
STEP 8 – Create a tab to add to your supply case by cutting off a 5 in. long piece of Duck Tape® and folding it over on to itself lengthwise.
STEP 9  -  Cut a 1 in. slit in the side of your supply case with a craft knife and insert the tab. Use a small piece of tape on the inside to hold the tab in place.
STEP 9 – Cut a 1 in. slit in the side of your supply case with a craft knife and insert the tab. Use a small piece of tape on the inside to hold the tab in place.

This project is courtesy of Duck Tape® Brand Creations and can be found at http://www.duckbrand.com.  You can find a great selection of colored duct tape, metallic duck tape, camo duck tape, patterned duck tape, and even glow-in-the-dark duck tape at jmcremps.com.  If you want even more fascinating and fun Duct Tape Projects, check out our e-book series called Warfare by Duct Tape.  The easy-to-follow instructions will allow any creative kid (or adult) to create swords, armor, shields, and more!

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