DIY : Duct Tape Pencil Pouches – Mumzy – Medium

Photo Credit: Frans Van Heerden

Back to school shopping can be a bit of an ordeal. We receive a long list of supplies, run to the nearest store, and try to come out unscathed. Mumzy decided that a break from the chaos is much needed. Sitting with your child to create some of their own supplies is an opportunity for quality time before getting back to your school year routine.

This DIY Duct Tape Pencil Pouch is super simple and a great craft activity that lets your child infuse their personality.

What You’ll Need:

1. Flat, working surface

  • We used a table at our community library.

2. Duct Tape

  • We let our little ones choose from fun designs we found at a local dollar store.

3. Plastic Zip-Lock Bags

  • You can let your child decide if they want the zipper exposed or not to determine what type of bag you should use.

4. Scissors

How to:

  1. Lay your zip-lock bag flat and start adding strips of duct tape. The strips can slightly overlap. You only need to cover about 3/4 of the bag, your pencil pouch should be between 5 and 6 inches long.

2. Flip your bag over. Layer duct tape on this side as you did on the front side.

3. Cut the excess from the bottom of the bag.

4. Add tape to the edges to create a closure. You may need to add a couple of layers.

These pencil pouches are very sturdy and can be used in a variety of ways. My little ones decided to use theirs as an electronics (iPod, charger, and headphones) carry case.

Let Mumzy know how your little one personalized their pencil pouches by leaving us a comment below.

“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.”— Dee Hock

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