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?
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Kids Activities Blog stripes tape paintings
Tape resist from Craftulate
J is for Josiah sticky bug monsters
Hands on as We Grow tape resist birch trees
Kids Activities Blog Creeper T-shirt
What do we do all Day Mondrian tape window painting
The Art of Apex High masking tape murals
WV Artist masking tape shoes
Molly Moo DIY washi tape cards
Mum in the Madhouse washi tape eggs
Objects and Use washi tape gemstones
And Next Comes L washi tape transparency art
Mum in the Madhouse washi tape magnets
I Heart Crafty Things washi tape hearts
Mama Miss diy washi tape bracelets
Molly Moo craft stick dolls
More transparency art from Teach Preschool
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
Tutus and Tea Parties duct tape crayon roll
Creekside Learning duct tape dino feet
Tutus Tea Parties duct tape bandages
Kiwi Crate coffee can drums
Play Dr. Mom tape nature bracelets
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
Jim Lambie, Zobop, 2005 – vinyl tape on floor
Aakash Nihalani Parrish tape art
Rebecca Ward tape installations
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:
Paper Source has an amazing collection of Washi action.
Discount 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.