This is another cute little craft you can do with your kids before they head back to school. Or, even in the middle of the school year after spring break, they’d make a big bang when they come back to math class. Dress up some plain old number two pencils with some colored duct tape and a little time.
To create these duct tape pen toppers, you’ll need different colors of tape, pens or pencils to place them on, and scissors. Cut about 20 little squares of tape and set aside so they’re easy to grab (perhaps on the ledge of a desk or table.) Then, fold the squares into triangles and leave a little bit of the sticky part showing so you can piece them together. Wrap the triangle around the top of the pencil and start repeating until you have something that looks like this!
Plug a Hole in a Raft
If you’re having fun on a camping trip and you realize all of a sudden that your raft has a hole in it – don’t panic. If you’ve brought your duct tape like you should have remembered to do by now, you’ll be just fine!
The toughest part of this operation will be discovering the exact location of the hole. Once you’ve looked it over and found it, however, all it takes is a little bit of tape to cover the hole. This solution won’t last forever, but it will certainly get you through the rest of the trip!
Folding a t-shirt can be much harder than you’d think. Unless you’ve worked in retail – oh hell, even if you have worked in retail – it’s a tough thing to learn to do. Fortunately, there are some hacks in place that can make it easier for you.
You’ll need a cardboard box, your trusty tape, and scissors. Cut the box into six rectangles that are the size a folded shirt would be. Then, lay them next to and top of each other in a three by two pattern and use the tape to connect them. If you’re not sure how to use your DIY folding board, there are tons of videos on YouTube that can show you exactly how to do it!
If a shirt made out of duct tape is uncomfortable, how do you suppose a mask of tape over your face feels? Probably not very good, that’s for sure. If you’re in a pinch come Halloween, though, you may not have much of a choice when it comes to designing a last-minute costume.
Next time the holiday sneaks up on you and your kids are ready to go trick or treating, try this trick for a fast solution! You can get really creative with it, depending on which colors you have available. Make sure the mask is double-sided, so it doesn’t actually stick to your kid’s face. That wouldn’t be a very pleasant experience for either of you. But mainly them.
Make a Hammock
Yep. You can actually make an entire hammock out of duct tape. One that actually holds some serious weight. You’ll need quite a bit of tape for this craft, along with some rope and wood. Consider using lighter colored duct tape, since darker colors will absorb heat and be much too hot to sit on.
Of course, even the lighter colors of this type of material can get way too hot in direct sunlight, so try to keep your hammock in an area where it’s blocked from the sun’s rays. Under the trees in your backyard is the perfect spot!