At the Family Forward Conference in August we had an awesome crafting session with Duck Brand duct tape and Cricut. It was all about getting families into a creative place together. We love crafts at our house so this was right up our alley. We got some awesome Duck tape paper to run through the Cricut machine from the Cricut folks. Then we got to head over to the Duck tape booth and pick out a roll of duct tape for each member of our family. We’ve been riding high on that Duck tape since!
Encouraging Writing with Duck Tape
We have some early writers in our house now and so I’m always looking for ways to make writing more enticing for them. The girls always love to make books and write letters when it’s self initiated, but sometimes I have a project I’d like their help on and then they aren’t always game. So, when we had letters to write to friends and family who needed a little extra love and support, we brought out the Duck tape to help encourage their writing along!
We decorated the paper with Duck tape before we wrote our letters. Then we decorated the envelopes. We even used the Duck tape to frame where we write the address to help them get it in the right place and to know how much space to devote to writing the address. Knowing how to read the addresses on an envelope is also part of literacy development.