Have you seen the amazing things people are creating out of duct tape? When I was growing up, I thought only my Mom and of course Macgyver could do crafts and save the day with a roll of silver duct tape, but now there are literally thousands of designs, colors and ideas for using this simple sticky roll of tape. Last week, my daughter and I got this great book called Duct Tape Mania in the mail filled with ideas for turning duct tape into crafts and projects. Of course, we had to get busy and start creating!
Duct Tape Mania Crafts & Fun
Since we have really never done much crafting using duct tape, we started at the very beginning to learn the basics. This book Duct Tape Mania shows you how to create string, bands and full sheets using duct tape. Each project is labeled with a colorful smiling face to help you know the skill level needed.
We chose to make the colorful wind catcher using a plastic bottle and some fun striped duct tape we had in the craft bucket. Make sure you rinse out the bottle and let it dry before beginning this project.
Using 2 contrasting colors of duct tape, make several stripes around the middle of the plastic water bottle.
Take a craft knife and cut slits vertically through the tape stripes. (We made the strips about 3/4″ wide.)
The fun part! Squash the bottle! Then crease the corners to create the 3D shape.
Cut a small slit in the top and insert a fishing clasp or paper clip.
String a line through the hook and hang in a flower garden!
About the Author
Amanda is a mother of four who has been creating crafts for kids for over 20 years. She has been published in several major magazine including Parents, Redbook, and Family Fun, and her websites including Disney’s Family.com and spoonful.com and the popular blog Crafts by Amanda.
About the Book
This book is packed with ways to create all kinds of accessories, jewelry, bags, decorations, fix-its, and more with little more than a roll of tape. Peppered through the pages are fun and interesting facts and trivia about the amazing duct tape.
Hobbies on a Budget received a copy of this book for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.