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Saturday, May 16, 2015

PROGRAM: Duct Tape Googly Eye Pens & Upcycled Tennis Ball Keychain/Change Holders

Saturday was another Crafty Creations day.  We made two different items in about an hour!

The first were duct tape pens with googly eyes:

You'll need:
  • Assorted duct tape
  • Pens
  • Tacky glue (access to a hot glue gun would work well too)
  • Assortment of googly eyes (different sizes and/or colors is optional)

This is a quick, easy craft for most participants.  
  1. Select a desired duct tape pattern.
  2. Cut 3-4 pieces, about an inch wide
  3. Wrap the length of the pen with the duct tape pieces (leaving room at the end so the cap still fits)
  4. For the cap:
    • Measure two pieces of duct tape about 2 inches wide.
    • Adhere the two pieces together (pattern on the outside)
    • Cut small slits 3/4 of the way down (this makes fringe or hair)
  5. Cut an addition piece of duct tape, about 1/2 to 1 inch long (use the pattern matching the 'hair') --this piece will help secure the 'hair' to the cap.
  6. Wrap the 'hair' around the cap, use additional piece to hold in place.
  7. Use glue to place googly eyes in desired location on cap.
  8. Let dry
  9. Enjoy!


For the second craft I called the local tennis club and asked if they would donate used tennis balls. They gladly gave me an entire sack! To make these keyring/change holders...

You'll need:
  • Tennis balls
  • An exacto knife 
  • Sharpies (optional)
  • Duct tape (optional)
  • Googly eyes
  1. You will want to cut the 'mouths' in the tennis balls prior to the program for safety.
    1. Using an exacto knife, make 4-5 small punctures about 3/4 down one one side of the tennis ball.
    2. Then use the knife to cut a 'smile' and connect all the holes.  
    3. The slit should be about an inch and a half
  2. During the program, pass out tennis balls
  3. Glue googly eyes to make a face
  4. Use other craft items such as sharpies and duct tape to personalize as desired
  5. Enjoy!

Here are some pictures of the teen creations!

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