September 20, 2012

'Dem Duck Tape Bones {Giveaway}

With both Halloween and Lego Ninjago on his mind, Soren was really excited to find some paper mache bones in the attic amongst the fall and Halloween decorations that we were sorting through over the weekend.

We made them last year using a simple technique I came across last year on Inner Child Fun, where you cover crumpled newspaper with gluey paper napkins. 
This year, I was all set to paint with glue, but then remembered I had won a boatload of Duck Tape when I was at the BlogHer conference. I was surprised and impressed with the variety of designs that they make.
I thought it would be even easier to make bones out of Duck Tape than messing around with glue.  It just required newspaper, scissors and tape.
I first had Soren roll and crumple up a sheet of newspaper to make a bone shape.  Then we taped the ends in place.
Next, we wrapped the bone in white Duck Tape.  I debated using the Glow in the Dark tape too, which would be cool in the dark.  However, we stuck with the white.  I pulled the tape off in foot long pieces, then gave them to S for wrapping.
Don't worry about wrinkles.  It give the bone character. :)
This was an easy and durable craft, and out of a roll of Duck Tape, you can probably get 10 leg bones. 
Now if we can only get "Dem Bones" out of our heads.  And the endless question from S about "why are they dry bones and not wet?".  Sigh.  Even I'm not sure about that.
We've been using these mostly for pretend play, but I would think they'd be great for decorating a porch for Halloween, especially that Duck Tape is resistant to moisture.  I'd love to see what you do with these, if you make them. 

There are so many great Halloween-related items, like decor and costumes that you can make with Duck Tape.  They even have some Halloween decorating tips on their website.  I love these ideas, all of which can be found on the Duck Tape website:
Duck Brand Tape is sponsoring a Stick or Treat Jack-O-Lantern contest for Halloween, where you could win $1000 for submitting a Halloween creation using Duck Tape.
Details are on their website.
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One lucky reader will win a 6 pack of Halloween-themed Duck Tape.
It will be perfect for your fall crafting activities.  Please enter via Rafflecopter below:
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Disclosure: I received a variety of Duck Tape as part of a raffle.  I was not obligated to post about it, but was eager to share what I made with it.

89 comments:

  1. I would make luminarias with it!


    -Angela
    rainpendragon2684[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  2. My daughter Hannah loves making things with Duct Tape!

    Robert Hauptman
    robert.hauptman@att.net

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  3. Hmm, that's a good question. I would probably take square pieces of wood and make wall art with it. Different Halloween patterns in squares down the hallway.

    nippytay at gmail dot com

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  4. I like the treat bag and the bat I would definitely make those.

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  5. I'd like to make decorations, like bats and ghosts. Like the bones too.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I think I'd like to make the treat bags with it.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  7. I'd love to make a Halloween door wreath!
    jennycoupon88 at gmail dot com

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  8. not sure but i'd use this in the after-school activity group i'm helping to run

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  9. These would be great to decorate pumpkins! My kids are way too young to carve pumpkins!

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  10. I would like to try my hand at making a trick r treat bag.

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  11. I would make some fun halloween signs for the front and back doors.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'd like to make a treat bowl.

    CINDY B on rafflecopter

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  13. We've vowed to do a better job of decorating now that we've moved. This would help us customize some really cool spooky stuff.

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  14. I'd make little treat bags to put candy in. I'd also decorate some pumpkins with it. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I bet you could make a whole costume with just this fancy duct tape! :D Thats what I'd do :)

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  16. I'd like to make a bat to hang on our porch

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  17. craft pumpkins!

    ssgsweeps @hotmail.com

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  18. I'd like to make costume boots with it...

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  19. I have a pattern for an american girl doll skirt that I would use this on, and hair accessories!

    Thank you!

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  20. this is great! when my husband and i were dating i made two of his halloween costumes out of duck tape...crest toothpaste tube, and jailbird with ball and chain....love that its caught on

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  21. I would use it to make the accessories for my son's costume and then the leftovers would go to making the kids in my daughter's classroom's art portfolios.

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  22. Creepy spiders.

    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  23. I'd like to make a giant jack-o-lantern on our front door.

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  24. I think I could make some kind of treat bag with this tape.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  25. I'd make some fun new yard decorations! Ooooo or maybe a wreath!!

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  26. I would make the gravesites !!

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  27. treat bag! and some wallets (they are fun to make)

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  28. We would decorate our pumpkin with it!

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  29. Pumpkin decorations!!! myamurphy@mail.com

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  30. how fun! I know how to make wallets, so that could be cool...I'd love to try out some fun decorations for a halloween party i'm hosting this year too.

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  31. Love the bones! I'll have to make a skeleton to hang from the tree in my front yard. It would still be light enough to 'dance' in the breeze!

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  32. I would make a container for Halloween candy.
    Susan Chester

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  33. I'm really loving the pumpkins you have pictured so I think that's what I'd like most to create with the duck tape.

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  34. I'd make some Halloween decorations!

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  35. I'd make an awesome treat bag like the one shown here!

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  36. I would make some treat bags and decorate pumpkin with it

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  37. i'd like to make a black cat and bats.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  38. I'd probably make treat bags also! eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  39. treat bags

    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

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  40. My daughters an artist, so she would find many uses for the duct tape and I am sure a Halloween Decoration.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  41. I can see my kids making trick or treat bags!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  42. I'd make a cool headstone!

    Jessica Rose
    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

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  43. I'd make a Halloween sign for our front yard.

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  44. I want a halloween wallet made out of the purple/spider tape!

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  45. Halloween Purse!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  46. treat bags of all sorts.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  47. I am thinking we will use it to decorate pumpkins.

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  48. This would be so fun to do so many projects with Raileigh. We might try a Halloween belt or purse.

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  49. I'd make the treat bags! How fun!
    ~liz N.

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  50. Halloween decor definately, maybe a halloween bag, and maybe some zombie parts for the front yard!
    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. it would be fun to use with the grandkids to make costumes
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  52. I would like to make some pumpkins.

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  53. My kids would have a blast decorating pumpkins with duck tape!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  54. I love pumpkins you decorated with the duck tape. My girls and I would love to try our own designs.

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  55. I would like to make some bats for sure

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  56. I'd like to make a giant black spider.

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  57. That trick or treat bag is so cute, i would try to make one!

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  58. i would make duct tape wallets!

    dani marie

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. My kids are really into making thing with duct tape. They would make wallets and hair bows. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Tiffany Hearn

    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  61. I'd make treat bags and masks! :D

    ~ Auri Lae on rafflecopter

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  62. my daughter loves duct tape i think she would make earrings

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  63. some type of halloween decoration
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. I would make a wreath for our door that could actually withstand the rain
    thank you

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  65. I would decorate jack-o-lanterns and make fun Halloween decorations with my two little grandsons.

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  66. snack bowl out of it
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I'd like to make a trick or treat bag for my grandson!

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  68. I don't know yet actually. I'll come up with something though. I'm having a Halloween party, so it would be useful.

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  69. I would make giant Jack O Lanterns for our front porch and to decorate the their trick or treating bags.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  70. I would make pumpkins for decorations

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