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Duck Tape® Back To School Supply Case DIY Craft Project

Just in case you didn’t know all the amazing things you can do with Duck Tape®, listen up! You can use Duck Tape® to create, embellish and decorate! You can make things for teachers as welcome gifts! You can make a custom name plate for your children’s desk or classroom cubby. Older students can cover their books in paper bags and embellish/decorate/customize with Duck Tape®! Or maybe a customized Duck Tape® mirror for the middle schoolers locker?

If you are a homeschool parent or parent of a not-quite school age yet children, you can get your school supplies at Walmart and create lots of learning opportunities using Duck Tape®.  You can cut Duck Tape® into shapes and have your children learn shapes, use Duck Tape® to create a colorful learning wall, and the list is endless!

Duck Tape® is a creative and inexpensive tool for both teachers, students, and they are only limited to their imagination!

With my daughter now in middle school, she really wanted to create her own style and functionality by standing out from others. She does this in any way she can – from her outfits to the accessories she uses. Her school supplies are no different, so when we discovered a DIY craft to making your own school supply case, we gave it a try and it was much easier than we expected using Duck Tape® Duck Tape® school supply case

Photo credit by Duck Tape®

Looking for something simple and inexpensive to put your new school supplies in? Just grab a sandwich bag and your favorite Duck Tape® print or color and you're on your way to making your own Duck Tape® school supply case that you can take wherever you go!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Approximate Crafting Time: 1 Hour

Supplies and Tools:

  • Duck Tape®
  • 1 qt. sandwich bag with zip closure
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Crafting board


Step 1: Cut the zipper part off your sandwich bag. Leave about ½ inch of bag attached to the zipper part. Do not throw away the rest of the bag.

Step 2: Make 2 pieces of Duck Tape® fabric that measure as wide as your bag and 4 in. tall.

Step 3: Using a strip of Duck Tape®, adhere the piece of Duck Tape® fabric you made in step 2 to the zipper from step 1. Repeat for the other side with your second piece of Duck Tape® fabric.

Step 4: Fold a single piece of Duck Tape® over each of the open edges of the supply case to close them up. Trim any excess tape.

Step 5: For the I.D. holder cut a rectangle out of the remaining plastic bag that measures 2.5 in. tall by 4 in. wide.

Step 6: Cut a piece of Duck Tape® that measures 1 in. tall and 4 in. wide and fold it over the top of the plastic rectangle from step 5. Use 3 more pieces on the sides and bottom to attach it to your case, keeping the top open.

Step 7: If desired, adhere 3 more strips of a different color Duck Tape®, leaving a littly of the previous color Duck Tape® showing. Trim any excess.

Step 8: Create a tab to add to your supply case by cutting off a 5 in. long piece of Duck Tape®and folding it over on to itself lengthwise.

Step 9: Cut a 1 in. slit in the side of your supply case with a craft knife and insert the tab. Use a small piece of tape on the inside to hold the tab in place.

And that's it! Super easy, creative, different, and durable! This is just one of the many crafts and DIY projects you can do, so be sure to add Duck Tape® into your back to school shopping list! And remember, you can buy Duck Tape at Walmart!

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