TMNT Bookmarks and a Fiskars Duck Edition Giveaway!

Dudes!  We’re still in all-out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mode here in the Artsy House as we get ready for Little Crafter’s 6th birthday party!  When we were trying to decide what favors to make, I really wanted to come up with things that would be useful instead of just trinkets that would take up space.  Most of LC’s little guests fall into the 5-8 year old age range, so they’re at the point now where they can read independently.  So, we decided it would be fun to create TMNT bookmarks for them to use both at home and in school since that’s just around the corner!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bookmarks #TMNT

Honestly, it all started when we were in Michaels a few weeks ago and Little Crafter happened to notice that they had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Duck Tape.  Yes, he really made that face, and no, we don’t travel anywhere without a stuffie.  Needless to say, we bought a roll of it, even though at the time I had no idea what we were actually going to do with it.


Once we got it home, I started thinking about ways to incorporate it into his party, and we agreed that making bookmarks to add to the favor bags would be the perfect use!  They were super easy to make, and only cost me the price of a roll of Duck Tape.  I easily made 13 six-inch bookmarks and still have plenty of tape left for another fun project.  Here’s how we did it:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bookmarks #TMNT

– TMNT Duck Tape {of course you can use any pattern/design/character you want}
– Fiskars Duck Edition 8″ Scissors
– Hole punch
– Ribbon

Now let’s talk for a second about these {amazing, awesome, fabulous} scissors.  Have you ever tried cutting Duck Tape before?  It. is. awful.  Because, of course, Duck Tape is sticky.  I don’t know about you, but in our house, there have been some epic Amy vs. the Duck Tape battles as I tried to create a project.  But here’s the great news!  Fiskars heard our cries for help and created special Duck Edition scissors, available in 5″ and 8″, that are specially designed to cut tape!  They have a specially formulated nonstick blade that makes them cut through Duck Tape like butter…and without leaving any adhesive residue.  I kid you not, these things cut Duck Tape as easily as regular scissors cut paper.  Honestly.  It made this project so much easier.  But more about these later…let’s talk bookmarks.

Step 1: Cut a 6.5″ strip of Duck Tape and lay it sticky side up on the table.

Step 2: Cut a second 6.5″ strip of tape and carefully place it sticky side down on top of the other piece.  This is the trickiest part.  I found that lining up one long edge first worked well.

Step 3: Trim the ends.  I trimmed the bookmarks to 6″ as I evened up the edges.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bookmarks #TMNT

Step 4: Punch a small hole in the top center of the bookmark.

Step 5: Thread a piece of ribbon through the hole and make an overhand knot to tie it.  Trim the ends of the ribbon on a diagonal.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Bookmarks #TMNT

That’s all there is to it!
And the great news is, since they’re made of Duck Tape, they’re practically indestructible!  They’re waterproof, tear-proof, and can be wiped down if they get sticky or dirty.  You can step on them, throw them, and they will still be in good shape.  Erin says she bets her boys could find a way to destroy them and she may be right, but trust me, it’s hard to do.  I think the kids are going to love them, and hopefully it will encourage them to read too!

Now.  Back to those scissors!  They were just too good to keep to myself, so I begged my friends at Fiskars to let me do a giveaway so I could share them with you.  They said yes!  Fiskars and Duck Tape are teaming up with me today to offer one lucky reader a special Fiskars and Duck Tape prize package!

Here’s what the winner will recieve:
Fiskars Duck Edition 8″ Scissors
Fiskars Duck Edition 5″ Scissors
2 Duck Tape Sheets
2 Duck Tape Mini Rolls

Rafflecopter will walk you through the entry process.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only {sorry, international friends!  I still love ya!}.  Good luck!

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  1. Neat idea! These will definitely be a hit with the kiddos, especially since the new TMNT movie is coming out tomorrow.

    I saw something like this somewhere else (not sure if it was on another blog or on Pinterest). I’ve been seeing a lot of printed duck tape (stripes, polka dots, animal prints, etc.) in Walmart lately but never thought about using it for crafts. I’m definitely gonna have to give it a try 🙂

  2. Give children a chance to make these bookmarks. Put the duct tape on card stock, use a sharpie to make guidelines and let the child/student cut the bookmark. Using the card stock in between the 2layers of duct tape will make it easier to cut without the sticky mess.

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