I am loving this new duct-tape movement, with all the fun colors and patterns and creative projects. So, when I was trying to decide on a solution for the kids’ crayons, pencils, and other school accessories, I was delighted to run across this idea of a duct tape pencil bag from one of the young girls in our church.
I used two gallon-size zip-top bags, my hot glue gun, some velcro dots, and some fun duct tape.
First, I hot glued the bottoms of the two bags together. Then, I folded both bags in half and glued all the sides and the bottom.
Next, I placed velcro dots on both sides of the inner divider. This creates four pockets: two zipper pockets and two velcro pockets.
Last, I covered the bag with fun duct tape. If you are particular about your edges and patterns matching up, then I would suggest sticking with a solid color. But if you and your kids don’t care to have everything aligned, just pick your favorites and go with it.
I will add one word of caution. These bags must be climate-controlled. Middlest left her bag outside the day after I finished these. Not only did the crayons melt and create a huge mess, but the zipper of the bag melted and would no longer close. Thankfully, these are cheap and easy to replace, but beware!