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The Kids’ Guide to Duct Tape Projects

March 5, 2012

duct tape projects

Duct tape rules! There have been quite a few duct tape craft books put out for teens and adults, but The Kids Guide to Duct Tape Projects by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt is directed at children.  The projects are similar to those in other publications and thus suitable for a broad audience despite the title. However, the directions are much more concrete and include many more step-by-step photographs than other books and thus perfectly suited for upper elementary students. The extreme stickiness of duct tape is always going to lead to some difficulties in execution, but it wouldn’t be duct tape without that aspect. The safety instructions include the attention-grabbing warning that duct tape can rip hair off your skin. Another nice aspect: conversions to metric accompany every set of instructions.

Projects include:

book cover (think we’ll be trying this at home next fall)

cell phone pouch (meh)

wallet (always a hit, was a successful teen library program)

duct-tape roses (another successful library program in the past)

picture frame (super easy to personalize)

checkerboard (would be a good addition to the boardgames kids can use at the library)

vest (used to highlight the “Stuck at the Prom” contest)

baseball hat (this just seems like it would be way too hot!)

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2 thoughts on “The Kids’ Guide to Duct Tape Projects

  1. Maeve says:

    I really enjoyed this post. I have recently returned from trekking in Peru where my fellow trekkers (from Canada and Australia respectively) could not believe that I hadn’t brought duct tape for camping! I had thought they were laying it on a bit thick until the strap of my bag ripped and I was forced to sheepishly ask to borrow some of the wonder tape. I suppose I have underestimated the amazing versatility of duct tape over the years!

  2. Ms. Yingling says:

    I strongly suspect that I need a copy of this. It can replace all of the macrame craft books that I had!

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