Summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we will be staying indoors.
There is still plenty of time for camp crafts, campfires and hikes, which makes this duct tape craft perfect for this time of year!
Grab a few colorful rolls of tape and let the kids have fun making their own duct tape sit-upons, perfect for toting on hikes and using to sit around the campfire.
Duct tape is a fun material to work with in kid crafts, especially for tweens.
We made these colorful homemade sit-upons as a Scout camp craft, and they have seen lots of action since then!
How to Make a Duct Tape Sit-Upon
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This craft is a great way to recycle some of those plastic shopping bags!
Take one plastic bag and stuff it with 15-20 other plastic bags. Try sitting on it. Need more stuffing? Add more bags. (An alternative is to fill the plastic bag with polyester fiberfill.)
Once you have the thickness you prefer, tie your plastic bag in a knot and stuff it into your cloth shopping bag.
We chose to keep the handles on our cloth bag to make it easier to carry when hiking. Not interested in toting it with you? You can cut the handles off or tuck them inside the bag.
Then it’s time to start with the decorating!
Start by covering the seams of the cloth bag with duct tape, folding the tape over the edges to help waterproof it. When taping the top of the bag, cut pieces of tape to fit around the bag’s handles.
Once the edges are sealed, use strips of duct tape to decorate the outside of your sit-upon.
You can use all one color, make a pattern, or get as creative as you wish!
This duct tape craft is perfect for carrying on that hiking trip, giving you a clean, dry place to sit when you need a rest.
The homemade sit-upon is also perfect for sitting around the campfire. (I remember always having my sit-upon during campfire time at Girl Scout camp.)
That comfy sit-upon makes a great seat for reading time, too!
This was such a fun camp craft. I can definitely see these duct tape sit-upons being used during reading time in a classroom. I know we plan to use ours this year.
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