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Duck Tape Play Tent


Discover ways to make a easy, sturdy and cute toddler play tent utilizing Duck Tape.

diy duck tape play tent

I’m again at it at the moment with one other enjoyable Duck Tape craft thought. I’m going to indicate you the right way to create a easy A-frame play tent for youths utilizing strips of Duck Tape which might be woven collectively.

This publish is sponsored by Duck Model.

I’ve been eager to strive weaving Duck Tape collectively. It’s such an fascinating method to me. I made a decision to strive it out on a bit tent for my toddler so he has a enjoyable, cozy spot to play and browse books. It’s sized simply completely for him, but when your children are older, you could possibly additionally make it bigger by adjusting the scale you chop the wooden items. I used a couple of enjoyable colours of Duck Tape, however you could possibly additionally used patterned tape or make it just one coloration or use each coloration within the rainbow. Completely customizable!

In case you are intimidated by woodworking or in case you’re model new to it, this can be a good challenge for you! It was very easy and I didn’t want any assist from my husband. I’m pleased with myself for doing all of it on my own… you are able to do it too!

materials needed to make a duck tape play tent

Supplies Wanted

Notice: If I had been to do that challenge once more, I’d in all probability purchase thicker dowels. Those I bought had been a bit crooked and never as sturdy as I assumed they’d be. You should utilize any measurement dowel, simply be sure to even have a drill bit the identical measurement.


Step 1: Reduce 1×4’s all the way down to size, if wanted. Every 1×4 ought to measure 33″ lengthy.

Step 2: Mark every 1×4 two inches in from one finish and 1 inch in from the other finish. Rigorously drill holes with the drill bit at every of those marks. The two inch aspect would be the prime of the tent and the 1 inch aspect would be the backside.

wood pieces for a play tent

Step 3: Slip a wooden dowel via the highest gap of 1 board, then one other. This creates the highest of the A form and permits the wooden body to pivot on the prime so it will probably fold flat. Repeat with the remaining two boards in order that the dowel turns into the highest ridge line of the tent body.

how to make a simple a-frame play tent

Step 4: Connect the remaining two dowels to the bottoms of every of the legs by slipping the dowels via the holes on the backside of every leg.

simple play tent frame

Step 5: Reduce your entire Duck Tape items. The vertical items ought to be 36″ lengthy. The horizontal items ought to be 40″ lengthy. You’ll want 16 vertical items and 16 horizontal items.

Initially I assumed I’d stick two lengthy strips of tape collectively in order that the sticky sides had been sandwiched inside, but it surely seems that’s actually laborious to do! I may not for the lifetime of me get the items to line up they usually stored bunching up or getting off-center. I nearly gave up on this complete challenge all collectively. Then I got here up with an answer.

As a substitute of making an attempt to stay the Duck tape strips to one another, I caught them to the sticky aspect of EasyLiner laminate and minimize off the additional. This labored like a dream and made the tape strips a lot simpler to work with!

duck tape strips backed with easyliner

Step 6: Connect the vertical Duck Tape items to the body. I simply looped one finish across the prime dowel and the opposite finish round a backside dowel and secured them in place with a bit piece of Duck Tape. I used eight strips on all sides and in case you look alongside the highest fringe of the tent, you’ll discover how I staggered the items each different one on all sides.

how to make a tent out of duck tape

Step 7: Connect the horizontal items to one of many wooden items, then weave the strip over, beneath, over, beneath the horizontal items till you may connect it to the wooden piece on the opposite aspect. While you do the subsequent strip, be sure to weave the other manner— beneath, over, beneath, over. I used a scrap of Duck Tape to measure my spacing so the items appeared even.

make a duck tape woven play tent

Need to see this craft in motion? Right here’s a brief video.

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duck tape a-frame play tent tutorial


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