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Tape Resist Art with Sticky Tape and Crayons


Tape Resist Art with Sticky Tape and Crayons
It was my mum’s birthday this week so Pebble and I created something special to give her. I’ve seen lots of takes on Tape Resist Art – some using masking tape or painters tape and paint, edible finger paint, fabric, and ink. I had an idea to make a poster for Nana, but … let’s be honest… at 32 weeks pregnant the idea of getting out any of these messy materials just feels like hard work right now! So, we experimented, and came up with Tape Resist Art using sticky tape (sellotape) and crayons. I’m sure that I’m not the first person to think of this!

Tape Resist Art with Sticky Tape and Crayons

You will need:

  • 1 sheet of cardboard
  • 1 sheet of paper
  • sticky tape/sellotape
  • crayons
  • tissues
  • optional: hole punch and ribbon for hanging
  1. Use the tape to create the pattern that you want on the paper. We wrote ‘Nana’, but you could do any pattern.
  2. Hand over the crayons and let the drawing (scribbling!) begin. Pebble is in a real scribbling-drawing phase at the moment, so this activity was perfect for her interest. She was a little daunted by the large paper space after a while, but still determined to fill all the white spaces and asked me to help. I always love any excuse to colour :)
  3. Use tissues to wipe over the sellotape and clean off the crayons, revealing your tape masterpiece.
  4. Stick the paper onto your piece of card to create a ‘frame’ and also make it more durable and ready to display.

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I’d like to try this again with Pebble doing some free-style taping of her own choice, and one day we will get those messy materials out too, I’m sure.

Have you ever experimented with tape resist art?

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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  1. We have done resist art with watercolors but never thought of using crayons. Great idea and I bet a big hit with Grandma.

  2. I had never thought of this before. Yay! something different to keep Izzy amused, thankyou. It looks very effective.
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  3. Love this! It looks great! Will definitely be giving this a try! Miss Daisy is just getting into sticky tape too!!
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  4. Ooooooooh, this is an awesome idea!
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  5. Love your blog! Fun activity!

  6. What a fantastic idea. I love how crisp the tape-lines turn out. It looks like a simple, fun and really effective art idea for the kids!
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  7. What a great idea! have never seen this before, will have to give it a go!
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  8. Very cool, my daughter would LOVE this, might even do it to decorate/label one of her school books! Thanks – Emily
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    • That’s a great idea. At my school the teachers do the book covers – we create art work for each cover and put those clear slip on book covers over the top. I will have to remember to use this idea for one of the covers when I go back to work in 2014.

  9. Great work Kylie, sure your mum will love it.

  10. I keep meaning to do this with my 3yo (and I’m sure my older ones will want to join in as well.) I bet your Mum loved it too :)
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  11. I hadn’t heard of this idea before – Love it…
    And it’s got me thinking.
    I wonder if you used masking tape, whether it would pull off smoothly enough to leave the colour-free pattern on the paper?
    Gorgeous photos – especially the action shot!

  12. We have been meaning to do this for so long, thanks for the reminder. I do not envision ours looking that good however

  13. What a create effect that makes! I wouldn’t have thought of using sticky tape! Nana will be very happy!
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  14. This turned out great…..such a lovely gift idea!
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  15. We did something similar for Father’s Day – but with our feet!
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  17. Love how effective this is Kylie! Especially how the crayon outlined the words so nicely :-) I bet Nana loves it!
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  19. My son will love this one!

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