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Back to School Crafts for preschool and Elementary Children, and Crafts for Teens

 

 

Duct Tape Pencil Holder Craft for Kids

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What you will need:

Aluminum Can

Craft Foam Sheets

Shurtape AF 912 aluminum duct tape (You can find this tape at a Lowe's or other home improvement store in the heating and air conditioning section. It is not Duck tape.)

Black Acrylic Paint

Paper Towels and Utensils to Engrave the tape. I used a ballpoint pen, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork to make this design.

How to Make a Duct Tape Pencil Holder for School:

1. Measure the circumference of your can and cut the tape just a little bit longer. I used two pieces of tape, one on the top and one on the bottom of the can.

2. Lay the tape on top of the piece of fun foam. Do not take the backing off the tape. You don't want it to stick to the fun foam. The fun foam just gives you a soft surface to work on so that the utensils can indent the tape.

3. Press your utensils into the tape to make shapes and designs. You can work from the back or the front of the tape. If you press into the back of the tape, the designs will be raised. If you press into the front of the tape, the designs will be indented.

4. When you are done with your design paint the entire surface of the tape with black acrylic paint. Let it dry for a few minutes, but not completely. Wipe the paint off the surface of the tape with a folded, damp paper towel. Press lightly so that you don't remove all the paint. You want the paint to remain in the indented areas so that the design shows up better.

5. Let the tape dry thoroughly and then remove the backing and stick it to the can.

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Duct Tape Bookmark Back-to-School Craft for Kids

Back-to-school Silver Tape Bookmark Craft

What you will need:

Craft Foam Sheets

Shurtape AF 912 aluminum duct tape (You can find this tape at a Lowe's or other home improvement store in the heating and air conditioning section. It is not Duck tape.)

Card board and utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork.

How to Make Duct Tape Bookmarks:

1. Cut a five-inch length of the duct tape and place it on the craft foam sheet. The soft surface of the foam will make it easier to engrave the tape.

2. Write your name down the length of the tape with a ball point pen or other blunt object, and add some fun shapes around the name.

3. To make the design outline each of the shapes many times until they connect and overlap.

4. You can add color by using dry erase markers and permanent markers.

5. When you are finished with your design remove the tape backing and stick it to a piece of cardboard cut to the same size or a little smaller.

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Duct Tape Name Plate Craft for Your Bedroom Door or Notebook

Silver Tape Name Plate Craft for your Bedroom Door or Notebook craft for kids www.daniellesplace.com

 

What you will need:

Craft Foam Sheets

Shurtape AF 912 aluminum duct tape (You can find this tape at a Lowe's or other home improvement store in the heating and air conditioning section. It is not Duck tape.)

Card board

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork

 

How to make duct tape name plates:

1. Cut a 6-inch length of the duct tape and place it on the craft foam sheet. The soft surface of the foam will make it easier to engrave the tape. Do not remove the back of the tape.

2. Write your name across the length of the tape using fancy letters with a ball point pen or other blunt object, and add some fun shapes around the name. You can also use rubber stamp letters with permanent ink to write the name.

3. To make the design outline each letter of the name many times until they connect with the shapes then include the shape and keep outlining until you have filled the whole surface with the pattern.

4. When you are finished with your design remove the tape backing and stick it to a piece of cardboard cut to the same size or a little smaller than the tape.

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Silver Duct Tape Name Tag

Back-to-school backpack tab craft for kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Craft Foam Sheets

Shurtape AF 912 aluminum duct tape (You can find this tape at a Lowe's or other home improvement store in the heating and air conditioning section. It is not Duck tape.)

Blank Metal Dog Tags (found at craft stores)

Utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork.

How to make duct tape name tags:

1. Place the dog tag on the duct tape and trace around the edge of the tag. Cut out the shape a little farther out than the trace line and place it on the craft foam sheet. The soft surface of the foam will make it easier to engrave the tape. Do not remove the back of the tape.

2. Engrave the tape with a ball point pen or other blunt object and add some fun shapes or designs. You can also use rubber stamp letters with permanent ink to write the name and then engrave the letters.

3. When you are finished with your design remove the tape backing and stick it to the dog tag.

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Back-to-School Shrink Art Backpack Tags

Back to School Shrink Art Tags from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Extra Stuff for Shrink Art Jewelry (Klutz Extra Stuff)

Colored pencils

Scissors

How to make shrink art tags:

1. Draw a picture of what you would like to use for you tag on a piece of paper or print out a picture. Pick a picture that is about three times bigger than you would like your tags to end up being because they will shrink a lot.

2. Tape the picture onto the back of a Shrinky Dink sheet, the shiny side.

Extra Stuff for Shrink Art Jewelry

3. Use the picture to copy the picture onto the Shrinky Dink paper (dull side) starting with your lightest colors, then outline the picture with a black colored pencil.

4. Cut the tags out and punch a hole in the tag. You will have to punch more than once to make the hole big enough if you have a regular-sized hole punch.

5. Place the tags on the shiny side of parchment paper or waxed paper and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake them for 3 minutes in a 250 degree oven or until they have shrunk to about two inches long. The directions on the Shrinky Dink web site say to use a 325 degree oven but 250 seems to work just as well. It takes a little longer to shrink them, but they don't curl up and deform as much. It probably depends on how accurate your oven temperature is.

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Back-to-School Shrink Art Necklace Charm

Back to School Shrink Art Tags www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Extra Stuff for Shrink Art Jewelry (Klutz Extra Stuff)

Colored pencils

Scissors

How to make:

1. Draw a picture of what you would like to use for you tag on a piece of paper or print out a picture. Pick a picture that is about three times bigger than you would like your tags to end up being because they will shrink a lot.

2. Tape the picture onto the back of a Shrinky Dink sheet, the shiny side.

Extra Stuff for Shrink Art Jewelry

3. Use the picture to copy the picture onto the Shrinky Dink paper (dull side) starting with your lightest colors, then outline the picture with a black colored pencil.

4. Cut the tags out and punch a hole in the tag. You will have to punch more than once to make the hole big enough if you have a regular-sized hole punch.

5. Place the tags on the shiny side of parchment paper or waxed paper and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake them for 3 minutes in a 250 degree oven or until they have shrunk to about two inches long. The directions on the Shrinky Dink web site say to use a 325 degree oven but 250 seems to work just as well. It takes a little longer to shrink them, but they don't curl up and deform as much. It probably depends on how accurate your oven temperature is.

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Froggy Goes to School Paper Doll Back to School Craft for Kids

Frog Paper Doll Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

This activity goes with the book "Froggy Goes to School" by Jonathan London. Children color the frog and then pick the clothes outline that best matches what they are wearing on their first day of school, color the patterns, cut them out, and then glue them onto the frog picture. The pattern for this activity is available to members only on the Educational Reading Crafts and Activities Page.

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Back to School Crafts on Other Pages

Back to School Crafts on Other Websites

DLTK has an adorable school bus made from the lid of an egg carton and an apple pencil holder.

Making Friends has backpack crafts, hair accessories, and things to make for your locker.