Back to school gift guide suggestion
It is just about that time when the kids will be going back to school. Everyone is scrambling to buy last minute school supplies and cases to hold the school supplies in. A more affordable and fun way to make pencil pouches for your kids school supplies is using Duct Tape! All you need is gallon zip lock bags and Scotch Duct Tape in whatever design you like. I will show you what I have made using Scotch Duct Tape. Scotch Duct Tape can be used for a variety of things such as making a border around an old picture frame, designing pencil top holders for pencils, creating wallets, decorating backpacks, making belts and more. I never knew how many fun crafts there are to do with Duct Tape until my daughter has told me about it.
School Supply Pouch
What you need
- Duct Tape
- Gallon size zip lock bag
Take your ruler and measure 3 inches from the bottom of the bag going up and cut that across.
- Next you will need 6 pieces of duct tape strips measuring 7.5 inches each.
- . Lay the first piece of duct tape across the bag and then layer the second piece overlapping slightly on the first layer.
- . When you get to the bottom flip the bag over and cut 6 more pieces of duct tape measuring 10 inches across.
- . Continue working down the bag layering each piece and when you get down to the bottom you will fold the sides over
- . Next, you will cut a 10 inch piece of duct tape and seal the bottom of the bag across. The one this makes is perfect size for a binder but if you want to make a smaller pencil pouch you can use quart size bags or cut the gallon size bags down more.
I ran out of bags so I could not show you how to do this. I will get more and then update with a tutorial for all of you. I did not know how the bag would come out the first time, but it did end up working great. My daughter wants to use it for her binder as it is different than anyone’s.All you need to do is use a 3 hole punch on the bottom to make it binder ready. The next project we made is a school supply container for your desk. I know in my household the kids are always losing pencils, scissors, pens, markers and so on. Every night when they are doing their homework, they ask me mom, where is there a pencil? Ugh!! I think having a school supply container will make it easier for them to find what they need and encourage them to put them back when done. Not only that, but I think it is pretty hip too!
What you need
- Any kind of can washed out, dried and label taken off.
- Scotch Duct tape in any design or color.
I decided to use the rainbow patterned duct tape, but you can use alternating colors or any design you like. If you are using one design the easiest way was to start at one place and wrap it around till it meets where you started and then cut the duct tape. I then started same place again and wrapped it around slightly overlapping the first layer. I continued until I was at the bottom of the can. You can also decorate the inside of the can as well. I did with mine and overlapped the color at the top so the can would not show.
There are many projects you can do with Scotch Duct Tape. On their website they have a nice gallery of crafts that you can do along with videos to help you along. In addition, Scotch Duct Tape has a nice selection of patterns and colors so check them out and let me know what you would like to make and what your favorite patterns are