What can you make with patterned tape and wood scraps?
This is an open-ended project that is sure to delight your kids. For some reason, colorful patterned tape is very appealing to kids (and many adults.)
- Mat Boards (donated from a frame shop)
- Scrap wood (donated and picked up from an art supply swap)
- Colored and patterned Tape
The students selected pieces of wood and then wrapped the blocks in colorful tape. These pieces were taped or glued to a piece of mat board.
The kids enjoyed making their sculptures. They mixed and matched tape patterns and colors. Blocks were arranged and stacked. They remind me of little cities.
This student had more fun creating this detailed drawing on a wood piece. Drawing on alternative surfaces!!
I bought most of the tape from NAEIR.org. This is a discount site for teachers and people who work with non-profit organizations. Membership is free for teachers. It takes a couple weeks for your membership to go through. Everything is deeply discounted, kind of like a close-out shop. Products are donated by companies and the stock changes daily. They had all kinds of different patterned tapes and colored duct tape that I bought for dirt cheap from this site. If you see something you like, don’t delay, because things come and go quickly. It gets addictive!
A few other blog posts I wrote that have to do with using tape are:
More Tape and Sticker pictures. (This is a really old blog post, so sorry about the picture quality.)
Tape Resist: The letters on this bulletin board were made with a tape-resist.