Are you a “Tape House?”
We love tape in our house, and it gets used for just about everything: taping up wax paper sandwich bags, taping labels to things, taping art table creations together, taping up marble runs, taping up whimsical installations. A roll of clear tape is a fixture on the art table and we have a big box full of colorful paper tape (this tape from Discount School Supply is amazing) that enables my children to realize some of their big ideas. And painter’s tape is irreplaceable for taping up furniture and things that can’t stand up to too much stickiness.
Here’s an example:
We have a basket of diecast vehicles thats almost never taken out, but my one year old wanted to play with airplanes so we got the planes going. I saw this as an opportunity to “paint” some runways on our coffee table with blue painter’s tape.
My older daughter thought this was a great idea, but she had her own thoughts as well. I’m sure that many of you can relate!
First, she requested shorter pieces of tape and blocked my runways off with those vertical lines you see in the photo.
That was also shot down.
Apparently a category 5 hurricane was on its way, and the plane was in danger of getting blown away. For extra safety, it was securely taped to the back of a large truck whose windows were also taped shut.
You know, because windows can shatter in a hurricane.
so that they wouldn’t blow away.
And all this started with a little bit of tape.
Now isn’t that a great way to spend $3?!
I really want to pick up some washi tape like this. Have you used it? Do you have a favorite brand?
What about you? Would you be lost without tape, too?