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 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 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 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 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 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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