Make A Duct Tape River Raft for Your Child’s Toys

DIY Duct Tape River Raft

Have you joined the Duct Tape craft­ing craze yet?! If not, this River Raft craft is a great way to get your feet wet. Your kids will love you for it!

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  • Card­board
  • Water bot­tles (2, stan­dard size)
  • Duct tape (in your choice of fun colors)
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Putting It All Together
Now that you have all your mate­ri­als, start by cov­er­ing you piece of card­board entirely with duct tape. This will help it to be more water resis­tant and last longer. Once that is done you can add the water bot­tles to the bot­tom of the raft. I did this by first tap­ing them straight on with a loop of duct tape. I then rein­forced it by tak­ing the tape all the way around the raft and over each water bot­tle on the bottom.

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When you are happy with how secure your raft is taped together, flip it over and try it out. And now for the fun part! Dec­o­rate it with your lit­tle ones with fun duct tape col­ors and pat­terns. If you need help with cut­ting duct tape in the best way pos­si­ble, take a look at my tuto­r­ial for this here.

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Now that your your raft is com­plete and dec­o­rated, your lit­tle one is ready to take it out for test “swim”! They’ll be happy to cool off out­doors by play­ing with it in the the pool or take it indoors for hours of bath­tub fun!

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