A few days after we arrived in Denver and started unpacking boxes, a new box arrived on the doorstep from my friends at Duck Tape! While I will be using it in projects that are coming up on the Doll Diaries blog soon, there was plenty to share with my girls (and their friends)! When we packed the red summer crafty picnic basket for the pool, Duck Tape was the choice of the day. H carried the basket into the pool area.
And then they all got straight to water fun!
Adult swims tend to be boring and long to the kids (actually only 15 minutes but hey!). We like to be prepared with something entertaining and crafty to do in the shade while resting and snacking. We set up at an umbrella table.
The girls made bow ties which they turned into lots of fun accessories. Other kids from the pool joined in and at one time there were 12 kids surrounding the table and creating accessories. I love the flip flop version best.
Of course the bracelet and ring are quite nice.
And Laura (from Housewife Hellraiser) looks pretty fabulous in her neck bow tie.
To make the bow tie, follow these simple instructions.
- Cut a piece of tape between 6-10 inches long.
- Fold the sides in to the middle.
- Bring the ends to the center and use a small piece of tape to hold then in place
- Ta Da. You have the bow to make into whatever you would like.
Then use other pieces of tape to make them into whatever you want. Go for it. Get creative! The coolest thing about doing this at the pool is that the kids’ final masterpieces were waterproof so nothing got ruined. Yay for that!!!
Happy Creating with Duck Tape,