Thursday, February 10, 2011

duck tape

My kiddos have had 4 snow days so far this winter.
I finally got to join them this week.  We had sooooo much fun!
One of my favorite things we did together was crafting with duck tape.
I know duck tape has been around for a very long time.  I've had youth group kids who did all sorts of strange things with plain ol' gray duck tape.  I didn't realize there were colors other than sad gray.

I recognize I'm not a crafter.  All my crafter friends out there are saying "What rock have you been living under?  Of course, there are lots of fun colors and patterns of duck tape!"
Any way, my kids invested their own money in some fun duck tape.  It was such cool stuff!  I knew I needed to have some of my own.  So, off to Walmart to invest in some supplies...

Sad gray now has some beautiful friends!  Bright colors and fun animal prints.  These are my favorites.
I saw this great duck tape crafting idea from my funny friend, Beki over at The Rusted Chain.  You see, I have these fabulous friends who are so creative and crafty.  I want to be just like them.  My kids want to have a creative mommy like my friends.  I have to read some of their blogs late at night after my kids go to bed because it creates envy for my oldest daughter, Hannah.
Back to the snow day.  I promised Hannah we would do a fun craft together.  So, we started with a zebra print notebook for Abi.

Abi chose teal for the back of her notebook.  The perfect mismatch for my (not so) coordinated 8 year old.

We then moved on to picture frames.  First a leopard print...

and then a neon rainbow...
Just so sad gray doesn't feel left out or useless, we used it to fix the back of the leopard print frame...

So, I learned a new craft.  We have some fun new accessories.  Hannah is a happy crafter.

I have an idea churning in my budding crafter brain.  I want a zebra print checkbook cover and wallet for my new purse.
What do you do with duck tape?
Do you have some fun ideas to share?  I need lots of ideas and advice (especially for the checkbook cover and wallet)!


Amy said...

Now I can comment! :) I think these are awesome crafts! Way to go, crafty mama! ;)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Love it!! I had thought about doing picture frames too.

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Anonymous said...

Have you seen the FancyThat! Decorative tapes at JoAnn. They are printed in clear tape so the color of the background shows through! Check them out! They are lots of fun too!

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