Summer of Learning Design Challenge #2: Duct Tape Crafts

Check in here every Friday for a new Design Challenge. We will provide you with ideas for a full summer of fun things to make and do. It is all part of summer fun for kids and teens at the Kitsap Regional Library.

Duct tape- what would the world do without this strong, sticky roll of awesomeness?

duct tape rolls

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The earliest form of duct tape was created during World War II.  Since then, it has been used for everything from moon missions to prom dresses to wart removal.  In fact, the Duck Tape brand of duct tape (say that 10 times fast) even has its own festival in Ohio, which starts today!

We know most of you probably won’t be flying to Ohio for the festival, but you can still participate by grabbing a roll or two and getting creative.  Here’s some ideas to get you started.

Construct these duct tape beads to string together for a necklace or bracelet.

duct tape beads

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Just in time for summer, you could make a duct tape fruit purse.   Or, check out Google Images for more purse design ideas.







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Not the purse carrying type?  Follow these instructions for a basic duct tape wallet.  The traditional gray duct tape wallet is classic, but you can jazz it up- the images below show some ideas to get you started.  Once again, Google Images is great to see more wallet design ideas.  Pull out the Sharpies to give you even more options!

video game wallets

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MLP wallet designs

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Duct tape Minecraft heads or blocks.  The instructions show you how to make small ones, but you could use bigger pieces of cardboard to make it fit over your head for a costume.

duct tape minecraft heads

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Want more ideas?  Check out the new book Duct Tape Discovery Workshop: easy & stylish duct tape designs or any of the other great books on duct tape crafts available at the library.

book cover duct tape

We’d love to see what you come up with. Email your photos to Digital Branch Manager Sharon Grant at for possible inclusion in a future blog post (under 1 MB file size please) or stop by your library to show off your creativity.

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