Duck Tape® Butterfly Hair Clip
Duct tape has endless possibilities, especially when it’s Duck Tape®, available in lots of vibrant colors.
- Duck Tape®, colors of choice to include black
- Hair Barrette
- Cutting Board
- Sharpie® Markers
- Floral Wire
- X-Acto® Knife
- Wire Cutters
Open barrette on cutting board.
Cut two 11-inch long pieces of floral wire, bend them in half and feed them through the barrette. The barrette will serve as the butterfly's body and the floral wire is the frame of the wings.
After feeding the wire through the barrette, make two U shapes on either side of the body; bend these into wing shapes and use small pieces of black tape to tape them to the body.
Choose the main tape color for the wings and tear strips of tape long enough to cover one wing at a time. Lay the strips of tape parallel with the butterfly's body. Without trimming, gently turn the butterfly over so it is on its back and tape the back of the wing. Repeat on other wing.
Use scissors to carefully cut away the excess tape around the wings. Don't cut too close to the wire wing frame; leave a few millimeters of tape between your scissors and the wire. Repeat.
Lay out a strip of your main color on the cutting board and cut it into 4 long skinny strips. Trim the ends. Flip the butterfly over so its back is facing up. Stick the strips of tape to the underside of the body so they cover the gap between the wings and body. Be careful not to tape over anything that will stop the barrette from closing.
Use different colors of tape to decorate the tops and bottoms of the wings.
Cut a strip of black tape long and wide enough to just cover the barrette that is the butterfly's body. Stick the tape to the barrette.
Cut two 1½-inch pieces of wire, wrap them in black tape and tape them to the butterfly head for antennae.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.