I love crafting with Duck or Duct Tape. I was in my local craft store at the weekend and spotted some really pretty colours, and on mini rolls too. My 4 year old really likes the Galaxy Duck Tape so we made bracelets together. They are so simple but kept him amused for a good half hour. Then my 3 year old discovered what we were doing and we made some in her favourite colours too!
Materials needed to make simple Duck Tape bracelets:
Paper or plastic straw
Roll of coloured Duck Tape
Pipe cleaner or twine
How to make simple Duck Tape bracelets:
Cover the paper straw with Duck Tape, we found it easier to pull a length of Duck Tape, lay the straw on it and roll it until it was covered worked fine.
Use a sharp knife to cut the straw into pieces about an inch long.
Thread the pieces of Duck Tape through a pipe cleaner, piece of elastic or thread and tie the two ends together.
I love crafting with Duck Tape, especially as there are so many colours available. Although this is a craft my 3 and 4 year olds enjoyed I think it would work for older children too. Just let them wrap lots of straws in Duck Tape and experiment with the different prints and patterns, you can really personalise them according to taste!
Once again I have joined up with some other parent bloggers to share some fun indoor play ideas during this cold snap. Check out the other play ideas here:
Indoor Activities for Tweens from What Do We Do All Day?
10 Yarn Activities for Kids from Betsy’s Photography
Wooden Bangles for Animal Lovers from Adventure in a Box
Inside Activities for Promoting Growth from Planet Smarty Pants
Pom Pom Races from Lemon Lime Adventures
Awesome Book List for Kids from Study at Home Mama
Learn Math Through Paper Snowflakes from Thriving STEM