Can you believe summer is nearly over? If you’re here, you’re probably thinking the same thing. It’s time to snag the backpacks, sharpen the pencils and prepare for another year of learning. How about creating a little more fun with a Back to School DIY Duck Tape Lunch Bag thanks to Duck Brand?
Duck Tape is a great way to personalize and style up your school supplies and accessories. With over 250 prints and colors to choose from, you can make each project unique in it’s own way. Best part is, you don’t need a ton of supplies to create just about anything with Duck Tape. Making it easy for all ages can enjoy the fun! With this Back to School DIY Duck Tape Lunch Bag, your child can create a fun way to express themselves. The hardest part is choosing which Duck Tape designs are right for you. Maybe try out some of Duck Tape’s new designs like Baroque, Daisy and Selfie Cat?
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Back to School DIY Duck Tape Lunch Bag
What You Need for This Entire Project
- 2 of Your Favorite Duck Tape Designs or Colors (1 Standard Sized Roll of Each Design/Color)
- Measuring Ruler
- Cardboard from Poster Board an Old Cereal Box
- Binder Clip
Instructions For Main Panel
- Cut four 25-inch strips of each design/color of Duck Tape.
- Design/color side down, overlap all four strips.
- Turn that panel sticky side up and overlap the other four strips (sticky side down) on top. Creating a panel that has design/color of the outside of your bag on one side and the inside of your bag on the other.
- Trim that panel to a 24 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle. Set aside.
Instructions For Side Panels
- Cut six 9-inch strips of of each design/color of Duck Tape.
- Overlap three of the strips on one side and three of the strips on the other. Exactly as you did the main panel with the outside design/color of your bag being on one side and the inside of the bag on the other.
- Trim side panel to a 4×8 inch rectangle.
- Mark 3/4 of an inch inside both ends of panel.
- Draw a line from markings to the outer edges of the panel and trim the pieces away. This should make the panel 4-inches in height on one side, 2 1/2-inches in height on the other side and 8-inches wide. Giving a near triangular shape.
- Cut a 9-inch piece of Duck Tape you are using for inside of the bag in half.
- Outside of the side panel facing down, overlap each half of the Duck Tape on each side. Leave about a half of an inch of the sticky side hanging over to attach the side panel.
- Using a smaller half of another piece of Duck Tape, do the same to the 4-inch side top of the panel.
- Trim away any excess to ensure the sticky sides have a half of an inch.
- Repeat the above steps for a second panel.
Instructions For Building the Duck Tape Lunch Bag
- Outside of the main and side panels facing up, fold the main panel in half.
- Line up the 4-inch end of the side panels to the center of the main panel. You want to ensure you are not including the sticky sides of the side panels when lining them up to the main panel.
- Unfold the main panel and lay it over each sticky side of the side panels. Making sort of a cross shape to the project.
- Snip the sticky sides where the ends meet of the side and main panels so that you can easily fold the project together.
- Fold up each of the panels to connect each side to the sticky ends. You should begin to see the bag take shape. You can add bordered Duck Tape to each corner side for extra strength and design.
- You will then be left with an approximate 4-inch flap at the top to fold over to close your bag.
- Cut out a piece of cardboard to size of the bottom of your bag and cover it in Duck Tape.
- Slip it down into the bottom of the bag for a sturdier bottom.
For a fun way to keep your bag closed, use a colored binder clip to clasp the top together.
For other fun ideas to use Duck Tape for Back to School, be sure to check out the Duck Tape School Crafts Pinterest Board. You can easily design so many fun things for your own custom styled gear. Find Duck Tape at your local retailer and get started in the DIY Duck Tape Lunch Bag fun!