School uniforms make my daughter's school a place where creativity is stifled, at least as far as clothing goes. However, school supplies are another story.
Thanks to Wal-Mart and their wide assortment of Duck Tape®, my child was able to individualize her back to school products and folders with her favorite print and still be within the dress code. Add it to your child's back to school shopping list to allow them to make many different school supplies such as pencil holders, custom book covers, locker decorations…the list is limitless!
We used a document holder with an elastic toggle for this project. My daughter wanted something as unique as her, so zebra print was the choice she made after much deliberation in the aisle at Wal-Mart. There were so many prints to choose from at our local store. There had to be at least twenty different varieties. Duck Tape®has cone a long way since i was a kid. It is the best it has ever been, giving kids an opportunity to express their individuality and creativity in ways they haven't been able to before! If you're looking for a place to purchase your Duck Tape®, buy Duck Tape at Walmart
For this project, we trimmed the outer edges of the document holder with the zebra print Duck Tape®. My opinionated little girl also wanted to place a stripe down the middle, so she carefully removed the elastic toggle and replaced it carefully by punching a hole through the Duck Tape®with scissors.
Next, my creative genius decided to show her flair even more and add some bows to the project. This definitley took the longest.
For the bows, fold a five inch piece of take in half. Crimp the tape to make a bow, then secure with a thin strip of the Duck Tape®. Secure the bows to the folder in any pattern you like with an inverted piece of the tape. This is a photo of the finished project.
The next project will be a pencil holder made from a paper towel roll covered in her zebra Duck Tape®. Want to see how kids can get creative with Duck Tape®? Follow @TheDuckBrand on Twitter for more great ideas.