Those that know me very well know that I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Every since I’ve had a choice I haven’t- it’s not a trend, or a “thing” I picked up in college as my mom keeps saying, and no, I’m not going to outgrown it. (Sorry, Mom.) I hate the “holiday.”
This time of year, hearts abound, and working with tweens and teens I’ve found that having a few heart shape duct tape crafts can make you seem “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH’ in their eyes, at least for a minute.
I did these this week with two different groups, and got equally impressed responses, so feel free to take and spread the love. Or duct tape. And be subversive- with the Batman heart I
also showed them how to make origami bats to go in it.
For the candy pouches (the Batman heart on the left side of the picture), we started with the instructions from Holy Craft. As we were reading, the tweens got confused about how to cut the hearts out towards the end- cut them separately. Another note: make sure they know not to tape over all the edges of the hearts, otherwise they’ll seal it shut and you’ll get to hear, “MISS, MISS, can you unseal my heart?!?!?!?” Great for earworms of misheard lyrics, not so great for crafts.
For the heart topped pencils, the directions are here: Heart Shape Duct Tape Pencil Toppers
Have fun and may the duct tape be with you!