Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers : DIY Duct Tape Projects - Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down

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Sticky Fingers is a vibrant, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating amazing projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today - duct tape! The book includes tons of photographs alongside directions designed to make creating a wallet and making a bag even easier, while also providing a steady stream of ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations. Each project includes icons showing difficulty level and project time, as well as helpful hints, such as how to keep your scissors clean and what to do with end pieces. So grab a roll of duct tape, pick a project, and get started!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 17.78mm | 589.67g
  • Zest Books
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • English
  • 300 color photos
  • 1936976544
  • 9781936976546
  • 1,308,776

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It looks like the duct tape craze is here to stay, and Maletsky proves that here. She provides easy-to-follow directions to help tweens and teens make colorful accessories and fabulous fashion statements, from wallets and handbags to headbands and bowties. Crafters will find useful information about types of duct tape and how to set up a workstation equipped with all the essential tools they'll need to make these projects. Chapters include information on necessary tools, basic information, and types of different crafts ('Quick Crafts, ' 'Wallets, ' 'Wearable Duct Tape'), and more. A great feature of the book are the templates that kids can use for the different crafts, and the quick tips and photographs on each page make projects easier and more fun to create. An enjoyable crafting title.--School Library Journal

-- "Journal" Clear directions for nifty-looking duct-tape crafts abound in this guide, featuring items that can be made for school and home, to wear and to carry tablets, phones and even lunch. A brief introduction details the evolution of duct tape as it moved from its utilitarian but dull silver hue at the hardware store to its ubiquitous availability in a rainbow assortment of colors and patterns. Maletsky efficiently breaks down the basics of what readers will need to get started and pragmatically suggests how to organize supplies into a portable bin. First comes instruction in the core techniques that are needed, plus tape-saving methods for using tarpaulin material and felt as a backing and a handy evaluation of which brands and types of the sticky stuff offer users the most bang for their buck. Then 58 different projects are offered, each one coded for its level of ease and estimated completion time. Though many will appeal broadly, there are some that are geared most readily to young teens who favor the traditionally girly--such as a watermelon-slice-shaped clutch purse and an earring tree that uses a toilet-paper tube as its trunk. Also included are plenty of clever ideas for how to create embellishments like tassels, stickers, rosettes and ruffles. Chock full of appealing ideas, with a thorough table of contents, index, and a colorful, illustrated layout, to boot.--Kirkus Reviews

-- "Journal"
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About Sophie Maletsky

Sophie Maletsky is a duct tape expert, professional youth party planner, Ganz Parent Club blogger, and contributing expert on eHows new Mom Channel. She lives and creates in San Francisco.
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79 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
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4 25% (20)
3 24% (19)
2 11% (9)
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