One of my colleagues at the public library where I work had a program for the tweens and teens: Ductivities. My co-worker bought a variety of duct tape to be used by the attendees and we were guided by books and technology to create different things. One of the attendees is a budding entrepreneur and he taught us all how to create roses using an ink pen!
It was simple enough that I have re-created a pen within minutes at my home.
Rip off a piece of duct tape the length of the pen. Wrap the pen with this piece of tape.
Tear off squares of duct tape, about 2 inches long.
With the sticky side of the tape up, fold one edge towards the middle of the square Leave some stickiness on the side and bottom.
Take the parallel edge and fold it over, leaving only stickiness on the bottom of the strip.
Add the sticky side to the top of your pen, with points going up. Add pieces of tape until the flower is the size you want. (I prefer a smaller ‘flower’ but you may add ‘petals’ until the flower is the size you’d like.
This was a relatively easy and and inexpensive activity. I bought Duct Tape for 3.99 and used pens that I had at home. The craft itself, once you are comfortable measuring the leaves, took all of 15-20 minutes to complete.
Now you are writing pretty!
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