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Duct Tape Crafts for Kids: Bags, Purses & Swords

Duct Tape Crafts for Kids of All Ages

Who would have thunk it? That duct tape, tin foil, and copy paper could keep a group of kids quiet for hours. Those who know me can attest that I am not good with the arts and crafts though I admire those who are. I am more of the kind of person who provides the materials and says, “Have at it.” That is about the extent of my arts and crafts skills, unfortunately.

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But raw materials  is exactly what my kids and their friends needed for hours of entertainment for the past few weeks. It helps that the duct tape comes in many colors and patterns. I wish I had known that A. C. Moore has the best prices at $4 a roll. My Staples obsessed middle child informed me that I paid twice as much while school supply shopping. Oh well, luckily I did manage to use the Staples Back-To-School coupon so I saved 15%. Still, the A. C. Moore Duck duct tape is better. There is much more variety and the price is less expensive.

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I don’t even mind that the swords resulted in inevitable hand-to-hand combat. They did train in karate, after all, so it’s keeping their skills sharp. And, sharp, their swords ain’t, that’s for sure. In fact, too much combat, and they start to get soggy like a limp noodle.

My girls have now branched out into a cottage industry making fancy pocket books and complex wallets. They sold two already so they are very excited. Now, I just need to teach them cost accounting … and make them foot their own bill for supplies!

What are your kids making with duct tape? Please share!

* I searched Amazon and found some of the patterned Duck brand Duct Tape for less than $4 but there is still shipping…

To view any of the duct tape more closely at Amazon, please click on image of tape.


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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

2 Comments

  1. Those are some impressive creations! My kids have not yet discovered Duct Tape, but I’m thinking they’re starting to get old enough to play with it…
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    • Hi MaryAnne,
      Ah, duct tape. It is a very expensive craft supply! The least expensive source has been craft store chains but kids can whip through it so fast that it’s difficult to justify buying a ton of. Our strategy is to buy the less expensive gray duct tape from Home Depot as the stuff for construction of the item. Then use the fancier Duck duct tape for decorating. We are out of duct tape so you are reminding me to order more as a gift from Santa.

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