Sunday, November 18, 2012

Duct tape activities and Tape it & Make it book giveaways

Making creative things using duct tape is a fun hobby for all ages.  My daughter likes using duct tape to do activities and she made this hair tie and gave it as a gift for my birthday.
Duct tape has been around since the 1940s and was originally used as an adhesive for ammunition cases during World War II because of it water resistant qualities.  The military used it for quick fixes on jeeps etc.  Eventually duct tape became available in hardware stores where plumbers and builders gave its current name "Duct tape".  
Now craft stores have a variety of colourful duct tape.    
I made this decorative bow following the instructions from Tape it & Make it book by Richela Fabian Morgan.  This bow would be wonderful handmade touch to put on gifts or to decorate the home/class etc.
This book has over 100 creative project ideas...
  • Duct Tape Accessories- wallets, sandals, watch strap and more
  • Duct Tape Clothing- apron, necktie, mini skirt, tool belt, and more
  • Duct Tape Flowers- roses, iris, water lilies, and more
  • Duct Tape Animals- turtle, duck, lion's head, puppy, and more
  • Megativities- skyscraper, Rubik's Cube, and more
When doing activities with duct tape...
  • First clean a formica or melamine table top with a damp cloth to remove dust before starting to work.  
  • Clean the craft knife or scissors right after the project is finished, use a little bit of mineral oil or petroleum jelly to clean easily.  
  • Keep the tapes dust-free in a transparent bin so you can see the different coloured tape without opening/closing the box.
This book is available in bookstores and Amazon.  We can follow the author on Facebook to see more creative activities.
Giveaway
2 people in Canada can win this book Tape it & Make it book by entering through the rafflecopter below.  This giveaway ends on Dec 1st.
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9 comments:

  1. Toronto. Wow I would love to make useful things out of duct tape!

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  2. I'm in London and anything I can do that adds to my craft listing for my my daughter makes life easier.

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  3. I live in BC and would love this to make new things with my daughter!

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  4. I'm in Thunder Bay, and I want to win this, because it looks like an interesting book.

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  5. I am in Toronto. I would like to have this book b/c I am always looking for new crafts to do with my boys and this sounds interesting!

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  6. I am in Abbotsford BC CAnada and would love this book for my sister in law.

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    polo_wataga at yahoo dot com

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  7. I'm on the Sunshine Coast in BC. I think my daughter would enjoy doing some projects from this book.

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  8. What a neat book, my besties son is big into this kinda hing and would really enjoy this, after I check out a few how to's first.

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  9. I am from Edmonton, AB. I think this is an awesome giveaway. My son has recently started making things out of duct tape including a wallet for himself and a wallet he is making for his dad! I would love to win this book for my dear son. He would love it. Thank you for the chance.

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