Incorporate Scotch Color & Pattern Duct Tape into your Halloween
You’d be surprised by all the amazing things people are making with Duct Tape these days. I’ve seen dresses, bags, decorations and so much more. It’s really getting amazing the kind of things people create using the tape. Scotch has a line of Color & Pattern Duct Tape that feature all kinds of amazing designs and prints so now you can get extra creative. Thanks to Scotch I have some great Halloween designs to share with you. I was provided samples to create my own designs, any opinions expressed are my own.
I have two cool projects to share with you for Halloween and and it takes is a few rolls of Scotch Duct Tape and a few more supplies and you’re off to creating something amazing. Have you ever tried a duct tape project before? I’ve seen some great items created with duct tape and when you visit the gallery on the Scotch website they have all kinds of projects, some include video so you can see just how to create one of a kind pieces of crafts with your kids. The two crafts I’ll be sharing with you is a Halloween Party Favor Snack Bag and a Bluebird Costume. I’ve included a photo of the finished craft and the directions below. If you looking for more ideas and inspiration then check out Scotch Duct Tape Gallery online.
Festive Party Favors for Halloween
– Scotch Color & Pattern Duct Tape
– fringe scissors
– regular scissors
– small kraft bags (2.5 x 4 inches)
How-To: Cut two pieces of tape 2.5 inches long, the width of your favor bags. Set the first piece of tape aside and fold the other piece in half, longways. Then flip the second piece of tape over, so the sticky part is facing up. Attach the other piece of tape that was folded in half, leaving about 1/4 inch of space at the top. Fold the dangly part of the tape (at the bottom only) over the folded piece and press down. Now you have a small area at the top where the sticky part of the tape is still exposed. That is what you want. Next, using fringe scissors or regular scissors, begin cutting fringe pieces from the bottom up (do not cut the top area, where the sticky side of the tape is). Attach the first layer to your bag, starting at the bottom. Repeat until your entire bag is covered with fringe. Fill with candy and enjoy.
3M Scotch Color & Pattern Duct Tape in Tangerine Orange, Blue Turquoise and Sea Blue
*2 pieces that are 15 inches by 3 inches for the wings
*One triangular piece that is two inches wide at the base for the beak
A plain mask
A roll of ribbon
Hot glue gun
- First start with the mask, taking the triangular beak piece; hot glue the widest base over the bridge of the mask’s nose. The cardboard should be flexible enough to mold to the shape, then hold in place while it dries.
- Once the beak is dry, you can cover the mask in the 3M Duct tape. We did the blue pieces first, folding any extra tape around the back of the mask. Once it’s covered in the Sea Blue Duct Tape, using the Tangerine Orange Duct tape, cover the beak.
- For the wings, take the scraps of cardboard and cut the wings out. Think of it like the shape of a large singular feather, tapering inward at the bottom and top. Once you have two wings cut out, use a piece of the ribbon to connect the tops of the wings together. We used width of our costume-wearers’ shoulders as a guide. This piece of ribbon, placed across the back of the shoulders, will keep the wings from sliding down.
- Now that the wings are cut out and connected with the ribbon, you can cover them with the duct tape! We used the Sea Blue Duct Tape to cover the front and backs of the cardboard wings.
- Once the wings are covered, you are ready to add the arm ties. Cut six pieces of ribbon about 8 inches long each, and hot glue the very center of the ribbon to the center of the top third, middle, and bottom third of each wing’s underside.
- To decorate the wings we used the lighter Blue Turquoise Duct Tape to create the look of feathers. Cutting out triangular pieces and placing them across the wings will give your wings more dimension and interest.
- Now that you have your mask and wings ready, you can make the tie-on claw feet! To do this we simply wrapped the Tangerine Orange Duct Tape around itself, bending slightly to create the look of a claw. We made six total claws, two slightly longer than the rest and then glued three pieces each to the center of two ribbons, one for each foot, about a foot long each.
- Add a blue t-shirt, neon leggings, and brown boots already in your closets to finish the look of the costume.