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Tape Art Projects and Activities Roundup

all sorts of tape projects and activities for kids •


Cool tape projects

Tape is truly and absolutely one of the best art materials ever. You can use it as a means to an end, as in tape resist projects, or as the end material itself (tape collage). It spans so easily between art and craft projects and you can’t forget how functional it is. For instance, you can do just about anything with duct tape.

I was curious to poke around and see what sorts of cool tape art projects I could find, and oh boy. I found at least a million. Seriously. I think I could write 10 posts on this stuff.

Let’s all just explore a bunch of ways to use tape now. I have attempted to be organized, so they are categorized by type of tape. Brilliant, no?

Blue Tape

art projects using tape •

Tape resist flowers

Kids Activities Blog stripes tape paintings

Tape resist from Craftulate


Tape art projects for kids •

Preschool mixed media project

J is for Josiah sticky bug monsters

Hands on as We Grow tape resist birch trees


Tape Art Project Ideas •

Abstract painting project

Kids Activities Blog Creeper T-shirt

What do we do all Day Mondrian tape window painting


Masking Tape

Masking Tape Art Projects •

The Art of Apex High masking tape murals

A Big Old Moon Project

WV Artist masking tape shoes


Washi Tape

Washi Tape Art Project Ideas •

Molly Moo DIY washi tape cards

Mum in the Madhouse washi tape eggs

Objects and Use washi tape gemstones


Washi Tape Ideas •

And Next Comes L washi tape transparency art

Mum in the Madhouse washi tape magnets

I Heart Crafty Things washi tape hearts


Washi Project ideas •

Mama Miss diy washi tape bracelets

Molly Moo craft stick dolls

More transparency art from Teach Preschool


Scotch Tape

scotch tape art •

Because you’ve gotta love a good, messy food collage: Playtivities food collage on tape for toddlers

Hands on As We Grow tape and leaves garland

Of course, I would never suggest you give your child tape to put all over their face. 🙂 But maybe you should. And then maybe you should take some photos of it… Wes Naman Photography


Duct Tape and Electrical Tape

Duct TApe Art Projects •

Tutus and Tea Parties duct tape crayon roll

Creekside Learning duct tape dino feet

Duct tape furniture


Duct Tape Crafts •

Tutus Tea Parties duct tape bandages

Kiwi Crate coffee can drums

Play Dr. Mom tape nature bracelets


Duct TApe Project Ideas •

Kiwi Crate duct tape and bead necklaces (from Mama Miss)

Meri Cherry DIY glow stick and duct tape skirt

The Craft Train sponge and tape boats


Artists Working With Tape

Artists who work with tape •

Jim Lambie, Zobop, 2005 – vinyl tape on floor

Aakash Nihalani Parrish tape art

Rebecca Ward tape installations


Tape Artists •

Pink tape wall art – form 10rooms

Takahiro Iwasaki duct tape landscape

Electrical Tape Art by Robert Wiltshire This video shows him in the process of making the art.



Masking tape road to use with cardboard car from Creative Playhouse

Tabletop tape play from Sugar Aunts

Sticky fingers tape activities from J is for Josiah

Big number tape tracing from Hands on as We Grow

5 Fun Ways to Teach with Tape from Teach Preschool

The Craft Train Tape and bottle cap shakers


Here are some of my favorite resources for a variety of tapes:

washi tapePaper Source has an amazing collection of Washi action.

1Discount School Supply! I’m sure you art teachers out there know all about DSS, but we mortals forget about it sometimes. Such a great resource.

amazon tapes

Amazon, of course: Painters’ blue tape, masking tape, colored masking tape

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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  1. What a roundup, Jeanette. I truly love it. I love that the projects and activities are categorized by tapes. oh, and thank you for including our toddler food tape play 🙂

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