Discover ways to make a easy, sturdy and cute toddler play tent utilizing Duck Tape.
I’m again at it at present with one other enjoyable Duck Tape craft thought. I’m going to point out you how you can create a easy A-frame play tent for youths utilizing strips of Duck Tape which might be woven collectively.
This put up is sponsored by Duck Model.
I’ve been desirous to strive weaving Duck Tape collectively. It’s such an attention-grabbing method to me. I made a decision to strive it out on somewhat 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 youngsters are older, you could possibly additionally make it bigger by adjusting the scale you narrow the wooden items. I used a number of enjoyable colours of Duck Tape, however you could possibly additionally used patterned tape or make it just one shade or use each shade within the rainbow. Completely customizable!
In case you are intimidated by woodworking or in the event you’re model new to it, this can be a good mission 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!
Word: If I have been to do that mission once more, I might most likely purchase thicker dowels. Those I bought have been somewhat crooked and never as sturdy as I assumed they’d be. You should use any dimension dowel, simply be sure to even have a drill bit the identical dimension.
Step 1: Minimize 1×4’s right 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 facet would be the high of the tent and the 1 inch facet would be the backside.
Step 3: Slip a wooden dowel by means of 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 high 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.
Step 4: Connect the remaining two dowels to the bottoms of every of the legs by slipping the dowels by means of the holes on the backside of every leg.
Step 5: Minimize your whole Duck Tape items. The vertical items must be 36″ lengthy. The horizontal items must be 40″ lengthy. You’ll want 16 vertical items and 16 horizontal items.
Initially I assumed I might stick two lengthy strips of tape collectively in order that the sticky sides have been sandwiched inside, but it surely seems that’s actually arduous 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 mission 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 facet of EasyLiner laminate and minimize off the additional. This labored like a dream and made the tape strips a lot simpler to work with!
Step 6: Connect the vertical Duck Tape items to the body. I simply looped one finish across the high dowel and the opposite finish round a backside dowel and secured them in place with somewhat piece of Duck Tape. I used eight strips on all sides and in the event you look alongside the highest fringe of the tent, you’ll discover how I staggered the items each different one on all sides.
Step 7: Connect the horizontal items to one of many wooden items, then weave the strip over, below, over, below the horizontal items till you’ll be able to connect it to the wooden piece on the opposite facet. While you do the subsequent strip, be sure to weave the other means— below, over, below, over. I used a scrap of Duck Tape to measure my spacing so the items appeared even.
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