My son has an obsession. You see, he has an obsession with tape. His preschool class has one of these.
He has single handedly annihilated their tape supply. He has started a trend in his class, too. All of the boys make these crazy creations of tape, and then wrap them. I have bought replacement tape for the classroom, but his need to create has now spilled over to our house.
The above tape dispenser is really neat, but did you know that the dispenser alone is $25-35? Really?!? He doesn’t even use the toothed little strip to easily cut the tape. He prefers to cut it with scissors.
I bought some rolls of masking tape at Walmart for $1 each, but he was having trouble getting it to unroll easily while he held it. So I started looking around the house trying to figure out a solution. Ah-ha! A wire hanger. Stay with me.
First I made sure it was a hanger with the looped hook, so there are not sharp points. Then I turned the hook to be straight forward (90 degrees) instead of sideways.
I took off one side of the cardboard tube. I slid the roll of tape onto it and reattached the cardboard tube. Now my son can hold the hook with one hand and pull the tape with the other. The hanger even keeps the open end of the tape in one spot so he can get more without Mommy finding the end on the roll.
He makes these lovely creations. I have no idea what they are, but he loves them. His creativity and excitement make me very happy.
So now I encourage you to give your preschooler some masking tape (not clear tape or duct tape) and let their imagination run wild! Try it.
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