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Duck Tape Pencil Box - Back to school craft, easy duct tape craft

I love school supply shopping–there’s just something about fresh, new supplies that gets you excited for going back to school. I don’t have to go to school this year, but I’m definitely looking forward to my kids’ return to class in September! To prepare for back to school, I’m personalizing some of my son’s school supplies. With some help from Duck Tape®, I jazzed up an ordinary plastic pencil case. Now I know my son won’t lose track of his pencil box!

Project Materials:

  • Pencil box, $1
  • Roll of decorative Duck Tape®, $3 and up
  • Scissors and craft knife, on hand

Total: $4 and up

You might already have Duck Tape® on hand (I know I do… I can’t leave Walmart without picking up a new Duck Tape® design), so you might be able to do this project for about $1!

I checked the Back to School Duck Tape® section at Walmart, and I had to have this “Dill with It” Duck Tape® to play with. You can always find Duck Tape® in the hardware and craft sections at Walmart, too. They have so many cool colors and designs, there’s something for everyone. You can always buy Duck Tape at Walmart!

Duck Tape Pencil Box project

Back to School Duck Tape® Craft: Cover a Pencil Box with Duck Tape®

This is a quick and simple Duck Tape® craft – it will take you about fifteen minutes, and is recommended for ages 10 and up.

back to school craft: cover a pencil box with duct tape

Step 1: Separate the two pieces of the pencil box, sliding the inner box gently out from the outer sleeve.

Back to school craft - cover a dollar store pencil box with cute patterned duct tape

Step 2: Cut strips of Duck Tape® about 1″ longer than the length of the pencil box. Place the first strip across the pencil box carefully, as straight as you can.

Step 3: Cut a small slit in the Duck Tape®, at the corner of the pencil case. Fold tab over the edge of the pencil case. Smooth down other side of Duck Tape® and fold tab over edge of pencil case.

Cutting a hole in Duck Tape for pencil case snap

Step 4: Place a strip of Duck Tape® over the side of the pencil box with the snap. Gently cut around the snap with a craft knife, and remove the resulting circle of tape. Smooth tape down around the snap.

Step 5: Finish covering pencil box with Duck Tape®, keeping tape as straight and flat as you can.

Step 6: When you’re done covering pencil box with Duck Tape®, replace inner box of pencil box.

Duck Tape Pencil Box - easy back to school duct tape craft

Don’t forget to check out my other Duck Tape® craft projects!

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