Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Is There Nothing Duct Tape Can't Do

Yesterday was a "snow day" for us.  See, flushing ice-cubes really does work!  So B took the time to do a demonstration: how to make a duct tape bow.  It was not until B signed up for a after-school class that I had any idea how many crafts one can make with duct tape.  


First B cuts three stripes of one pattered duct tape and three same sized pieces of a different pattern. Then she cut two small and skinny pieces of the second pattern.  B likes to line them up on the table as pictured above.


B starts attaching the first three stripes as shown above.  She takes her time lining up each strip.


Next B takes the other three stripes and carefully lines them up.  She places "sticky' side to "sticky" side so that it forms what is called duct tape fabric.  (Who knew there was such a thing!?!)   B says you should take your time placing the top layer.


B then trims all four sides.  This forms a clear rectangle that she will begin to fold.



Then B folds the duct tape 'fabric" as though she was making a paper fan.  After she finished making her fan she trimmed off any extra "fabric" and then folds the fan in half to find the center. B takes a small piece of duct tape and wraps it around the middle of the fan.


B uses more than one piece to wrap the "fan" which will soon be a bow.


Then B pulls apart the fan at its ends.  This will form the bow.


B feels as though turning down the "ends" really makes the bow look big and pretty!  She added clips and hair ties to her duct bows so she can wear them.  


B would also like to let you know that you can make a bow tie this way too.  No need for the boys to feel left-out!!!

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8 comments:

  1. what a fun duct tape project! I think i need to get some on hand in case we ever do get a snow day! The boys wore their pjs backwards last night, but we didn't do the ice cube. Sigh. no snow day. Will have to try the ice cube down the toilet next time!! ;)

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    1. You can normal get some of the colored duct tape in the Target Dollar Bin to get your boys started:)

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  2. This is adorable!! I am your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks for following I just love your blog!

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  3. yes duct tape is big in our home as well. My duaghter has made a wallet, phone, bows. She even tried to make a dress with her cousin for her sister.

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  4. My little Lily is an insane crafter! She has to stay home again from school tomorrow. . . I am going to show her this special bow! She will be all over it! I will keep you posted!

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  5. Adorable and it looks not so super hard! I love that picture of her in her glasses at bottom.

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