Fight TV With Duct Tape

The duct tape bug bit our families about a few years ago and inspired our kids to make a wide range of multi-colored fabrications, from wallets and purses and messenger bags to hair bows, pocket folders, and book marks – all out of duct tape. But they have only begun to skim the tip of the duct tape iceberg. For a treasure trove of duct tape creation ideas, visit DuckBrand.com.

In the Stahlmann and Hagaman homes, TV and other screens are very limited. We’re big Netflix fans, and we use TV for family movie nights, documentaries, and rewards for a day of hard work. But TV, video games, iPods, and the computer are not allowed to consume much of our kids’ time. Although I will say the iPhone has created a bit of a challenge, but that’s a whole different blog.

We’d so much rather see them exploring, learning and creating. By the way, we’d LOVE to hear your suggestions. You can never have too many creative options!

Sometimes, when our kids learn a new thing, they like to make a YouTube video about it. What a great way to practice communication and public speaking skills. Here’s one Jody’s daughter Sydney made a couple of years ago, teaching viewers how to make pretty duct tape flowers. She’s so stinkin’ cute!

 

Jenni Stahlmann

Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.

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Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.