Playing With Other Tapes

Bicycle washi tape!
While duct tape will always be my first love, I've expanded my adhesive crafting repertoire: washi tape and cloth tape! My friend Charise gave me a few of her beloved vintage wooden clothespins and I turned them in little people.

For the girl, I used a pink and blue floral pattern washi tape and made a pleated dress.



Then I added a belt and gave her pig tails using a yellow and white polka dot cloth tape.



Dressing up the boy was a little easier. All he needed was a neck tie and some pants.




Making little people can be an addictive hobby, and I'm somewhat sheepish to admit that I've done this before. A few summers ago I made a trailer for a sock monkey that my kids and I named Walter Winslow. Inspired by the documentary MARWENCOL I thought it would be fun to create an adventure for Walter. The trailer was made of upcycled orange juice containers and (of course) metallic silver duct tape. Walter headed to the Rockaways for a whole month and met some crazy hipsters.

Hmm, I think Walter might need a new adventure.