Duck Tape® – The Most Versatile Product Ever
How do you feel about Duck Tape®? I have strong feelings about Duck Tape® – I love it! I have so many different colors and designs. Where do I shop most frequently for my Duck Tape®? Walmart! They now have a huge variety of colors and patterns. Walmart is also a great resource for all of your back to school needs.
Today we are viewing Duck Tape® rose pens – this is a very easy project that my eight year old can do. However, there are so many other things you can make with Duck Tape® – make wallets, decorate lockers, make your own folders, decorate folders/binders, make a backpack, purse, bows for your hair, bracelets or even make a skirt etc… We have even made Duck Tape® bags, decorated with Duck Tape® flowers, filled with Duck Tape® designed clipboards etc…
Some options suggested by Duck Tape® are: make a custom name plate for your children’s desk or classroom cubby. Older students can cover their books in paper bags and embellish/decorate/customize with Duck Tape®! Or maybe a customized Duck Tape® mirror for the middle schoolers locker? Homeschooling parents may wish to cut Duck Tape® into shapes and have your children learn shapes or use Duck Tape® to create a colorful learning wall.
You start with a pen and cover it with green Duck Tape® – easiest to do with just one long lengthwise strip. I use the least expensive pens I can find – not with a retractable point.
Then choose a color for your rose. You rip or cut ALOT of squares – approximately 1 1/2 inches on each side. The best way to get through the Duck Tape® is if you have a cutting mat and some sort of knife or rotary blade. I tend to use a rotary blade.
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. So you will have a pyramid shaped piece of Duck Tape remaining with the base still being exposed adhesive.
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 pen. Then you continue with those same squares and the same process of folding down corners. Simply stick the adhesive to the pen 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.
Duck Tape® is a creative and inexpensive tool for both teachers, students, and they are only limited to their imagination!
Duck Tape® is always my “go to” product whenever I want to design something. I even made a dog bed with it! Follow @TheDuckBrand for so many inspirational ideas.
This is the end result.