The boy and I have been very excited to get crafting with our new colours duck tape. Duck Tape colours is a new idea, with a strong structure to the tape traditionally used for mending, or in my case joining carpet. You can use the tape for making new and brightly coloured crafts with only your imagination to limit you. We were sent two patterned tapes and four plain coloured tapes at RRP £4.99 I think these are good value and are a great addition to my household crafting kit.
I used my new scissors from Fiskars as you do need a nice sharp pair of scissors to cut a clean edge to your tape. With the instructions to make a simple rose the boy and I gave it a go. The tape is very sticky, so you will have no problems with sticking the pieces together. Starting with a straw to make the stem of the flower we then cut pieces of tape folded into simple triangle shapes to make petals. Building up layers we soon had a rather effective looking flower.
There are lots of other ideas on the duck tape colours website, with step by step instructions and great coloured pictures. The boy wanted to make a wallet, as well as decorating daddy’s leg. The tape comes in a choice of 15 solid colours as well as four funky patterns like the Penguins which is the boys favourite.
On Sunday we went to B&Q for our third Kids can do it workshop and on our return we realised that Duck Tape would be perfect for making our advent calendar doors, or in this case bags. The boy and I set about making small bags, each one slightly different, these were made like a sandwich by using one piece of tape slightly smaller than the other stuck together, trimmed and then add a handle, decoration and the boys finishing touch a numbered tag. Thanks to Morrison’s for the gold coins, and each little bag now has a chocolate gift.
The new advent calendar has pride of place in the living room, as it really does look very good. The boy is very proud of his creation, and I think it will be something that will come out every year from now on. Duck Tape colours will be fantastic for all of the other little Christmas projects that we have planned as well as the boys school projects.
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Disclaimer: we were sent rolls of Duck Tape colours to try, the opinions and craft ideas are our own.