Duct tape is truly magical. It can be used for nearly everything, including creating an awesome little duckie which can then be attached to a tub stopper to make taking a bath super fun!
Step 1: You'll Need. . .
- Duct tape (I'm using yellow, but you can use whatever color you like)
- Grommet tool and grommet
- Hole punch or leather punch
- Tub stopper
- Thin chain (approximately 10")
- Two coins or other small weights (I used pennies)
- Pliers (optional but suggested)
Step 2: Making Duct Tape Sheets
Before we can get to the folding process to create a duck, we'll need to make some duct tape sheets.
- Cut a piece of duct tape approximately 9" long and place it sticky side up on your work surface
- Cut a two more pieces the same length and place them over the first so that they meet at it's center
- Flip the whole thing over and apply pieces to cover the outside edges
- Repeat until you have roughly a square of duct tape sheet
- Trim the sheet down to form a 8.5" x 8.5" square
Step 3: Get Ready to Spread Your Wings
- Fold in two sides of the sheet to the center to form a kite shape
- Fold the long point back to meet the shorter point
- Fold the long point back again so that the fold is even with the layers underneath
- Fold in the shorter point so that the tip meets the layers underneath
- Fold the long point under itself to form a beak
- Lift the entire thing up and fold in half to form two halves of a duck
- Pull the neck and head portions out slightly and crease them into place
- Fold the bottom portion on each side up to form the base of the body
- Fold the flaps at the back of the body inside to form the tail portion
- Position the coins under the body portion of the duck (on the inside) and cover each with a piece of tape. These will help ensure your duckie doesn't take a header when placed in water
- Cut a small pieces of tape and apply it to any areas that might need some help staying held together
Step 4: Duct Duck. . .Goose?
You can skip this step if you just want to make a duct tape duckie, but making it into a bath stopper is even more fun!
- Punch a hole in the back portion of the duck using a leather punch or hole punch
- Using a grommet tool, add a grommet to the hole
- Connect the duck to the tub stopper using the chain
- Fill your tub, add bubbles, and hop in!
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