Sunday, August 7, 2011

Masking Tape Town

Last week I had a stroke of 'cheap craft' fun for all, moment; that took up our entire office/everything room.

Come visit Masking Tape Town! :) 
You may want to create a little tape town in your house too. :) 

Supplies needed for constructing our town.
~Masking tape, ~electrical tape, ~construction paper, floor. :)
Yep, simple, cheap and things that can be found around the house.
Oh yes and one more thing: you need helpers, enthusiastic city planners.
I happened to have two.
Adding the details, stop lights, apple trees and etc.
My city planners happen to be pretty cute.

Here you see an aerial view. :)
(No airplane needed , just standing on a chair)
Yes, Masking Tape Town has a firm rule about allowing pedestrians the right of way. 
(Non like Turkey mind you. ;) ~ you need to watch for your life)

This picture was taken on an early Monday morning.
Not to much traffic, seems as the farmers are the ones awake.
Bright sunny day in Masking Tape Town.  
Busy, busy. The town buses are all out and about.

When this little guy awoke, there was some series happiness and the town had a traffic jam.

The construction paper lasted only about a day and a half.
 However the tape and roads we left for a full week. :) Tape pealed right off.
The girls favorite part was putting it all together and my little guy and me well we liked filling up the roads with lots of vehicles.

Well there you have it our fun,cheap craft. Simple and fun for boys and girls. There is a lot more that can be done blocks to make bridges or instead of contruction paper blocks for houses etc.  This could be done on certain carpet as well.

Enjoy your Monday. :)
Much care from our little west corner in Turkey,
~ Becky and my three busy, goofy, fun kiddos.

27 comments:

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

That's once heck of a creative idea! I'll definitely have to remember that one!

Jill said...

Brilliant idea for the kids!
I remember at Uni, we taped coloured paper dots to our carpet to play twister!! Great fun to be had with tape and a floor!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Sabrina said...

I love that:)

Thanks for sharing this great idea.
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Nike said...

This is GENIUS Becki! My kids would have so much fun with this! You rock girl.

Aisling Beatha said...

I used to do this a lot with my boys at home and with the church nursery too.

Jodie said...

This is great! We currently have a tape town in my daughter's room - but it is just tape for roads and drive ways - we will have to add some colorful houses and ponds to it!

Becky said...

What a great idea!

Nicole said...

Such an easy and fun idea. I'll definitely have to try it! Thanks.
Nicole @ DavisDomestications.com

Amanda said...

This is such a wonderful idea, love it. So much fun to be had!

Creative Contentment said...

Thanks ladies. Fun to hear that some of you already had a tape town going on... or have done in the past. I would love to see pics if anyone gives this a try. :)

Steph Jacobson said...

Great idea! When my son was 2 or 3years old, I used to give him a roll of cheap masking tape and he'd make "roads" all over the carpet. It kept him entertained and cost nearly nothing. Your town is much cuter, though!

Dave ferguson said...

Looks fun!

Bunnyfreak said...

Saw you through Inspire me Fridays. Love this idea. When I was a kit we used a file folder to make a match box car city.

ledenika said...

It's a great idea! super game)))

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

I did this with my 1st graders years ago when I was teaching & we added recyclables as buildings, etc. WHAT A HIT! I have something similar planned for my girls in a bit when we talk about our neighborhood/community & am looking forward to seeing how creative they can get with it!

would love to have you link up to the sunday showcase - http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunday-showcase-81411-link-up-share.html

It's a weekly child centered linky party I co-host every week. We are oepn for links from Sat night thru Thursday! Hope you stop by to share.

Bernadette

Michelle said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Love the crosswalks and stop lights! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful activity for the children. A whole day and a half of fun (plus some extra) for $5. You are one very innovative mom.

Creatively Content said...

Thank ladies for the love on this one. Who doesn't like simple and cheap when it comes to crafts and things kids love.

Tanya Anurag said...

That is a clever idea. Activities like these help the child in building their imaginative power and brings out the best in them. Good job!!

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

Lisa said...

This is a super cute idea! Does the tape peel up off the wood floor easily? Looks like lots of fun for the kiddos!
~Lisa @ Organized Chaos
organizedchaos-lisa.blogspot.com

JungleMama said...

Fantasterific!!!!! I can't believe in 25 years or teaching kinder & first, plus raising 5 kids that I have never done this! I live in Thailand where we don't have a whole lot of what I call "authentic" toy options. I refuse to buy and of the nasty plastic junk and this is right up my alley! Fun, creative and it makes them use their imagination. Fabu!!!

Creatively Content said...

JungleMama, GREAT NAME. :) I absolutely love it when other Moms find this site who are living in other countries and are a similar situation with 'creating with what you have'. I am so happy to have you! Look forward to your thought and comments.

Creatively Content said...

Lisa, Hi there. :) Yes the tape peals off with ease. We used masking tape, I would think some other tapes may leave a residue but masking tape does not. I know you have a few boys...so if you try this out I would love to see a pic. ;)

Nicole Mariana said...

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Michelle L. said...

Love this idea! What a fun, BIG game, it will keep my nephews busy for hours. Thank you!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Love this idea - my kids would have tons of fun doing this. I'm featuring it today - stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking to Kids Can Craft at Sew Can Do:)

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

This is genius- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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