Duct Tape Roses
Today we are viewing duct tape roses – this is a very easy project that my six year old can do. You start with a straw and cover it with green duct tape – easiest to do with just one long lengthwise strip. Then you choose a color for your rose. You rip or cut ALOT of squares – approximately 1 1/2 inches. The first square you fold down one corner leaving approximately a 1/2 inch at the bottom (adhesive showing) then fold down a second corner (for example first a top right corner then a top left corner) – still leaving that strip of adhesive showing. For the first piece you simply roll it tight from left to right (for the center of the rose) and stick it into the top of the straw. Then you continue with those same squares and the same process of folding down corners. Simply stick the adhesive to the straw and stagger the points in order to resemble the shape of a rose. In this example I made a combined red/white rose. When you are done with the rose – make two or three squares (same process) of the green and place them at the base of the rose to resemble the leaves of the flower. This is the end result.