Duct Tape Pencil Bags

Duct Tape Pencil Bags

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.

Duct Tape Pencil Bags

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.

Duct Tape Pencil Bags

Next, I placed velcro dots on both sides of the inner divider. This creates four pockets: two zipper pockets and two velcro pockets.

Duct Tape Pencil Bags

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!

 

Published by Tracy

Our life is creative chaos, and our homeschool is loud and busy and distracted and challenging and lovely. My name is Tracy, and I homeschool my crew of three kids with ADHD/dyslexia, finding creative ways to use their strengths to teach their weaknesses. As a homeschooled homeschooler, I love customizing curriculum and making adjustments to incorporate fun, hands-on projects for out-of-the-box learners. Stop by growingNgrace.com to find grace for the messes and mistakes, and knowledge to pick up the pieces and make something special. Let’s grow together!