We are huge fans of Halloween in our house, we love celebrating all month long with fun crafts and fall activities. However, we couldn’t wait this year and got started early in September. We just recently got some really fun Halloween inspired duct tape, have you seen the patterned duct tape yet? Oh my gosh, it’s so cute and so much fun. The possibilities are endless with this stuff. We came up with 4 fun Halloween Duct Tape crafts we wanted to share with our readers to get you in the Halloween spirit! We hope you enjoy them.
Duct Tape Hair Bows:
These bows are so much fun and surprisingly easy to make. We made several of them in different patterns and color combinations. Of course, Halloween was our inspiration for most of them. My daughter loves them and can’t wait to wear them next month.
Duct tape of your choosing
Hair clip or bobby pin
To start out I put down a large cutting mat with measurements, it made measuring out the tape much easier. You will need to measure out four pieces that are 12 inches long. You can either do all one pattern or color or do a two-tone (you would need 2 of each color or pattern). You will also need some smaller strips that are 1 inch wide. These are harder to cute so find some good scissors or do the best you can. As you can see mine are not very even but it works.
The next step is to take on of the long strips and stick it on top of another long strip, sticky sides facing so you have 2 long pieces now. If you are doing all one pattern it will be the same on both sides if not they put the opposite colors on top of each other so it’s one color on one side the other color on the other side.
Take one of the long pieces and connect the ends so it makes a loop. Secure it with one of your small pieces of tape.
Take the other long piece and fold it in half. Cut it so you have two six inch pieces. Now fold them the long way and cut diagonally along the bottom so you have two points when you open it back up.
Take the loop piece and squeeze it together in the middle. I did an accordion style fold to give it a pleated look. Use one of your small pieces of tape to wrap around the middle to hold this position.
Take your two tails and pinch them at the top. Again, I did an accordion type fold. Use two of your small pieces of tape to secure them.
Lay the flat piece of your tail to the center of the bow. Use a small piece of tape to secure it to the bow. You will do this with both tails. Finally, you can use the last piece of tape to secure a hair clip or I just slid a bobby pin under a piece of the tape on the bow. The clip is a little more secure though.
I love these, you can get really creative with the patterns and colors to come up with fun designs. They are easy enough my daughter can make them by herself once I cut the tape for her. Plus you can make them in any theme if it’s not Halloween time! So fun.
Duct Tape Jack-O-Lantern Bookmarks:
My daughter loves bookmarks, not sure why but they are one of her favorite things to collect. So I thought it would be really fun to make these jack-o-lantern bookmarks for all our scary story reading we will be doing next month. She took one to school and her teacher loved it so much they are going to make them as a class next month.
You will be taping these to a sheet of paper. So the first step is to measure out your bookmark on paper. I started on the corner and measured 2 inches at a diagonal. Then went straight down back to the edge of the paper like a triangle.
Cut out your triangle.
Secure the open side with a piece of tape so it will stay closed.
Also, cut out a piece of orange duct tape that is at least twice as long as your triangle so it will cover both sides. I did a little extra just in case of mess ups and to be on the safe side. Lay it down and place your triangle inside and wrap it around so it is completely covered. Trim the extra tape.
Make sure to open the bottom, sometimes the tape sticks a bit so you can slide it on and off the book.
Use a black marker to draw a fun jack-o-lantern face. Make sure to use a permanent marker so it won’t rub off.
These are so much fun and a festive way to keep your place in all your Halloween books next month. These would be fun to do as a group craft as well. They are really easy to make so even younger kids could easily make them.
Duct Tape Trick-or-Treat Bag:
Of course, you can’t go Trick-or-Treating without a bag. So why not make a super cute one out of Duct Tape? I am in love with this sugar skull pattern so we made a fun bag for my daughter to use on Halloween night to collect all her candy in.
You will need to determine how big you want your bag. I decided to make mine 16 inches wide. Start by measuring out 8 strips of 16 inches long. I did a striped pattern so I did 4 of each.
Lay out your strips and carefully overlap them just a little bit. So you should have one large sheet. You will need to repeat this process so you have two sheets.
For the handles, you will need 3 pieces that are 24 inches long. Two you will leave the entire width. The other one you will need to cut in half. This is tricky, once I got it started I just carefully tore it by hand apart instead of trying to use scissors because the tape sticks to the scissors. Just be careful of where you are placing the pieces as you tear so they don’t stick to each other.
Take the pieces you tore in half and place them in the middle of the full pieces. Then wrap the extra around. This is just to make your handle stronger and more stable.
Figure out your middle and place your handle in a loop onto the sticky side of your sheet. Do this on both sides with your two handles.
I used black for the inside and edges. Just start at the top and lay out strips that go past the bottom. No need to measure because you can trim them. Cover the entire sheet and make sure to press down and secure the handle straps. Do this on both sheets. Then trim around the outside edges to make sure everything is nice and even. Also hold your two pieces together and trim if needed to make them match up.
Put your two sides together patterns facing out, black sides together. Use a piece of black tape and put half on one side, wrap it around and tape it to the back side to close and secure all three sides. Make sure to press firmly to secure.
This took some time but it was really easy to make. The pieces are long so make sure you have a large workspace to lay all the pieces out so they do not end up sticking to each other. However, it turned out super cute and my daughter loves it.
Duct Tape Boo Letters:
I love to decorate for Halloween. I do the outside and the inside. I really needed some letters that said BOO to put on a bench I was decorating. I thought why not use Duct Tape. They have so many cute colors and patterns it’s easy to make some super cute letters for decor.
Wood Letters ( I did Boo but you could do any word)
Simply take your letter and wrap the duct tape around. I found that it’s easier to tear small strips and do a small section then to just wrap around and around.
I think they turned out really cute. It really brings some life to my little bench that is sitting on the front porch. Since it’s Duct Tape I won’t have to worry about rain or elements.
We also got some great T-Rex tape we will be using in our Halloween decorating (keep an eye out for that post soon). We are going to giveaway 3 rolls of it to 3 lucky winners. Entrants must be 18 or older and US residents to be eligible to win. Entries will be accepted until 10/24.
Duck Brand Contest:
Duck Brand is hosting their annual Halloween contest. All you have to do is use Duck Brand Duct Tape to decorate a pumpkin. Post a photo on Instagram or Twitter and Tag them @theduckbrand and use the hashtag #stickortreat. The winner will win $1000!
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