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This school year I am anticipating a lot of flash cards. My youngest will begin on the journey of learning to read, which means lots of sight word practice. I thought it would be a lot of fun to make a note card/ flash card holder out of Duck Tape® to contain all the cards. Plus my daugher loves all pretty things and I think having a pretty case will help encourage her to do her practice.
I went to Walmart and they had a ton of awesome patterns for Duck Tape®. Here's a picture of my favorites. They even had a One Direction roll of Duck Tape®. That one cracked me up. I ended up going with the Chevron print for this project.
Okay, let's make a note card holder out of Duck Tape®!
- 1 Roll of Duck Tape® (optional: a contrasting color for the inside of the case)
- Thin cardboard such as a cereal box. It needs to be at least 12.5" inches long
- Duck Tape® Note Card Holder Template
- hole punch (optional)
- ponytail holder (optional)
- Cover the cereal box with strips of Duck Tape®. I was careful to try and line up the chevron pattern so they matched up.
- If you want the inside of the case to be decorated, then make sure you put Duck Tape® on both sides of the cardboard. (I didn't do both sides at first and later had to add tape to the inside of the holder. It's much easier to do it now.)
- Print the template and trace onto your taped cardboard piece. The solid black lines are cut lines and the dotted lines are fold lines. The template is bigger than an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, soo you will need to piece the template after you print.
- Score and fold the cardboard on all the marked dotted lines.
- Assemble the holder by folding in all the scored lines. Secure the sides with additional pieces of Duck Tape®. Here is what the side looks like folded up.
- You can be done right now if you want. Use a rubber band or ponytail holder to keep the holder closed. If you want a more finished look, continue on.
- Punch a hole in the top end of the note card holder 2.75" from the side. That will be the middle of the holder. Punch the whole about 1/4" from the bottom edge. Push a ponytail holder through the hole and tie. The ponytail holder will keep the notecard holder securely closed.
Super easy right? This would be a great recipe card holder too. That would be nice for an inexpensive friend gift at the holidays. Print up some recipes, and make some cute Duck Tape® recipe card holders. You can buy Duck Tape at Walmart for a great price and selection of great designs.
What will you put in your note card holder? You can follow @TheDuckBrand for lots of creative inspiration.