Duct Tape Crafts

Barbara J. Feldman

Duct tape is an adhesive tape created by Johnson & Johnson for the US Military during World War II. After the war, it rose to popularity as a staple of home repair, and during the last several decades has become a popular craft material. It is now available in a rainbow of colors and prints.

  • By Stephanie Lynn: Creative Duct Tape Crafts4 stars

    "The heavy duty adhesive [duct tape] has thousands of uses and probably known best for it's quick fix ability. But have you taken a peek at the fashionable colors and prints available now-a-days? For crafters, duct tape offers countless possibilities – and it's not only inexpensive but super easy to work with too!" Stephanie Lynn rounds up forty-five duct tape projects from across the web. To visit each one, click the link labeled "Source" below each photo.

  • Duck Brand: Ducktivities5 stars

    This collection of duct tape "ducktivities" includes both user-submitted projects and those created by Duck Brand. The projects are organized into categories such as Crafts, Fashion Accessories, Flowers and Wallets. Each craft is user-rated on a scale of five, includes a skill level, and a time estimate. This is an excellent and extensive resource. It houses over 3400 craft ideas!

  • Instructables: Duct Tape5 stars

    Instructuables is a community that grew from an idea at the MIT Media Lab, and the site now houses over 100,000 project instructions. This channel is all about duct tape crafts. Since each "instructable" has a different author, they vary a lot. There even are a few projects here that don't use duct tape. But overall, the quality is fantastic, and there are nearly 300 ideas here.

  • Pinterest: Kids Duct Tape Projects5 stars

    This Pinterest board is a collaboration from twenty-one pinners. If you are new to Pinterest, consider it a visual bookmark collection. To reach any of the pinned sites, you need to click twice on its thumbnail image. Another way to use Pinterest is to start your own board, and add your favorite pins by clicking the red Pin It button that appears when you hover over a pinned image. You can find more duct tape crafts by using the search function in the upper-left hand corner.

  • Sophie's World: Crafts5 stars

    "Hi, I'm Sophie, and welcome to my world." Sophie loves crafts and has a knack for sharing her enthusiasm. Although there is no category for duct tape crafts, you'll find plenty of them here either by scrolling through the craft section, or via the search function in the upper right-hand corner. Most of her project instructions are accompanied by a video, and a printable template, in addition to the list of materials, and step-by-step instructions.

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!


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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Duct Tape Crafts." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 10 Jun. 2014. Web. 4 Dec. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/duct-tape-crafts/ >.


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