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Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

Aug 13, 2015 By Jessica Abbott
Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

School is back! And what better way to celebrate than with one last Summer craft :). These duck tape monster backpacks are super cute, and fun for the whole family to craft together.  All you need is various colors of your favorite duck tape and a pair of scissors, and you can have a customized fun kids backpack in less than 30 minutes. The best part? Your kids will love them because they helped MAKE them. All for the fraction of the cost of those character backpacks. Let me show you how to DIY.

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

Skill Level: Kid friendly, beginner

Time Needed: 30 minutes

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Basic Canvas Backpack*
  • Various colors of duck tape
  • Scissors

*You can pick these up at any major superstore for cheap, mine were only $3.95.

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

INSTRUCTIONS:

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

Step One: Cut out various shapes from the duck tape, i.e. teeth, eyes, tongue, etc.

For more complicated shapes, you can stick your duck tape to a cutting mat and go around with rotary cutters. Simply peel away the shape when finished!

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

Step Two: Apply duck tape shapes to backpack and smooth out any wrinkles.

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

And you are finished! 

For more complicated shapes, like ears, see below…

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

*Please note, you will need parental guidance for these steps.

Step Three: Cut out shape from sturdy cardboard.

Step Four: Wrap shape with duck tape, covering the cardboard FULLY.

Step Five: Using your seam rippers, gently unpick a few seam stitches in the area you want your shape to stick up.

Step Six: Stick the bottom of your shape inside the now-open seam, and sew closed using a heavy duty sewing needle (such as 100/16 regular point). Repeat for additional shapes.

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

Duck Tape Monster Backpack Craft DIY

 

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