There is so much uncertainty right now with regard to when and how schools will be operating this September. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun and be excited about the return to school. This duct tape pencil case is an edgy and unique addition to anyone's school supplies. It is durable and easy to use with the added bonus of being something you made with your own hands. A cool back-to-school project!
- duct tape (1-2 colours)
- a ruler
- a marker
- Gather your materials and decide if you want to use one or two colours of duct tape for your pencil case. I used two!
- Cut your duct tape into 8 pieces, each piece should be around 10 inches long. Overlap them slightly.
- Take your second roll of duct tape, or your single roll if you aren't using two, and tape strips vertically to your duct tape sheet.
- Continue doing this until most of the sticky surface is covered.
- With your marker and ruler, draw on 2 shapes:
- 10 inches long, 8 1/2 inches wide
- 1 inch long, 8 1/2 inches wide
- Cut out the pieces you drew.
- Take one 8 ½ inch edge of your big piece and fold a strip of your other colour tape over the edge. Cut off the extra tape along the edges.
- Now, flip the piece over and fold the edge up that you just taped, about 1/3 of the way up. Place your 1 inch by 8 ½ inch strip and flip it over so the other colour is on top. Take 2 other strips of tape and fold them over both sides (cut off the extra).
- Take your marker and draw diagonal lines into the centre of the top of the flap. Mine went in about an inch and a half on both sides. Cut out this shape.
- Take pieces of your inside colour and fold them over the top edges of the flap. Trim the edges.
- Fill it with your school supplies and you are ready to go!