I debated for quite some time…”duct” or “Duck” tape for the proper name? Duct is the type of tape, Duck is the name brand of the cool patterned and colors of the miracle tape. So I went with duct.
I made a couple of fun little things for the hooligans to take to school…lunchmoney/ticket wallets and backpack tags. And, most importantly here, I got a chance to play with some fun Duck tape!
I actually made these to put in their Easter baskets last spring, and they’ve held up well through the end of school and being toted around the country all summer. The wallets, that is, not the hooligans…although they’ve survived as well.
I followed this tutorial, from Artzy Creations, so I’m not going to reinvent the wheel and do another tutorial. That would be silly. And you know I’m not.
For the backpack tags, I printed out the info using word, then cut a scrap piece of chipboard (from the back of a package of scrapbook paper) to fit it. Next, I covered the back with printed tape, wrapping it around slightly. Lastly, I covered the front with clear packing tape.
To finish it and fancy it up a bit, I punched a few holes with my Crop-a-dile and tied ribbons through, then a pretty heavy twine to tie it to the backpack. I used this same twine on last year’s tags, and it stayed on all year, through washing and wear and tear. And there’s a lot of wear and tear on our belongings!
These are also great luggage tags, helping to identify our duffle bags that look just like everyone else’s. If your kids attend a large school, you could also add the bus route number. There are only four buses at our school, so it’s hard for them to get on the wrong bus.
And, having said that, now I’ll just wait for that call on Tuesday that all of them managed to get on different wrong buses. It’s all just part of the fun!