Schools are getting more and more specific about the exact supplies your kids need for school. This is especially true for grade-schoolers. In our school the color and material of folders is dictated as well as for the pencil box. This year, while shopping for school supplies, my oldest was so disappointed that he couldn’t get any of the pretty and unique pencil boxes he saw. His list dictated that he had to have a plastic one. Frankly, the plastic ones are miserably plain. To cheer him up I told him that we would decorate one of the plain plastic cases. That is what inspired the creation of easy DIY Duck Tape school accessories!
Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories. There are over 250 prints and colors to choose from, making each project unique in it’s own way. Duck Tape is an easy crafting medium for kids of all ages and often does not require additional supplies (glue, scissors, staples, etc.). Have you seen all of the awesome new designs you can find it in? They have everything from glittery tape to your favorite sports teams! You know I love anything glittery but since this project was for my son, alas, we didn’t go with the glitter. Instead, we used the adorable gnome pattern and the rad Star Wars one. Using two totally different tape patterns meant creating 2 unique projects. The first is this crazy easy pencil box.
Pencil Box Materials
Cut a piece of tape that is slightly larger than the middle indentation of the box.
Place the piece of tape on the right side of the indentation. Make sure that the ends of the tape hang over the edges.
Next, trim the edges of your tape by opening up your scissors and running the blade firmly down the edges.
Cut a second piece of tape and line up the patterns to match as best you can.
- Cut this piece of tape larger than the first. This makes it easier to match the patterns.
Next, trim this tape as you did the first piece.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the entire indentation of the box is covered in tape.
Next, cover the outer edges of the box. Start at the back, right corner and carefully wrap around the outside.
Trim the latch indentation with your scissors as you did above.
Also trim the ends and the bottom overlap of the tape (if there is one).
Add your final piece of tape to the back edge of the pencil box.
Lastly, trim any excess from the edges.
This is such an easy way to dress up a plain pencil box. Choose Duck Tape in the pattern that your child loves to help him or her express style while staying within school supplies parameters. Kick the style up even more with the Duck Tape backpack tag on Monday. It is a great way to label the bag with important information that your child needs or to find its way home if lost.
This pencil will also help your kids express their fun and unique style at school. As if the project isn’t awesome enough, Duck Brand Duck Tape is letting me give you some free tape to create your own back to school accessories! Grab your entries now below. Then start brainstorming your next fantastic Duck Tape project!
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For more information check out Duck Brand Duck Tape on their Website. Also visit their awesome Pinterest Board for more fun back to school projects.