The duct tape bug bit our families about a year ago and inspired our kids to make a wide range of multi-colored fabrications, from wallets and purses and messenger bags to hair bows, pocket folders, and book marks – all out of duct tape. But they have only begun to skim the tip of the duct tape iceberg. For a treasure trove of duct tape creation ideas, visit DuckBrand.com.
In the Stahlmann and Hagaman homes, TV and other screens are very limited. We’re big Netflix fans, and we use TV for family movie nights, documentaries, and rewards for a day of hard work. But TV, video games, iPods, cell phones, and the computer are not allowed to consume much of our kids’ time.
We’d so much rather see them exploring, learning, and creating. In future blogs, we’ll share some cool things for kids to do in their free time, and we’d LOVE to hear your ideas too.
Often, when our kids learn something new, they like to make a YouTube video about it. What a great way to practice communication and public speaking skills. Here’s one Jody’s daughter Sydney made last year, teaching viewers how to make pretty duct tape flowers.
*This is the first post in Video Mondays. Each Monday, we will post some kind of video. Drop us a line if you have any suggestions, and check back next Monday for another video post.