You Will Need ...
  1. Piece of cardboard (oak tag, foam core, corrugated, etc.)

  2. Scissors

  3. Duct Tape (and some end of the roll too!)

  4. Business Card Magnets (or pipe cleaner to make a hanger)

  5. Pins

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Step 1: 

Cut a piece of cardboard that works for the size of your locker or space. I used a piece of corrugated cardboard and cut it to 6 inches by 7.5 inches. Using your choice of duct tape color, start covering the cardboard with strips just a bit longer than the length of the cardboard.

Step 2: 

Cover your board completely with duct tape. Turn over the board and fold over the excess tape.

Step 3: 

Next you will need to make the thin strips that will hold your photos. Cut or tear thin strips of duct tape. This is a perfect project for the pieces from the end of the roll. The width of your strips will depend on the width of your board. Most strips will be between 1/4" and 1/2". I was able to get four strips out of each piece of duct tape.

Step 4: 

Rip or cut the same amount of strips from a different pattern of tape. Again, cut as many as you need to fit the size of your board.

Step 5: 

Now you can either eyeball or measure with a ruler how you want to place these strips on your board. I prefer to eyeball, so I placed my first strip approximately 1.5 inches in from the edge. Use your pins to hold down the strips.

Step 6: 

Cover the entire board with your strips, pinning the ends down. Again, mine are about 1.5 inches apart but you can choose to make them as close or as far as you would like.

Step 7: 

Come back in the opposite direction with your other patterned tape. Cover the entire board with your pieces, pinning the ends of each strip.

Step 8: 

Trim all of the excess ends. The pins should keep the strips in place while you do this.

Step 9: 

We will secure the edges with a strip of duct tape. Place the strip of tape half on your board and half on your work surface. You will likely need to move some of the pins around so you have access to all four edges to secure properly.

Step 10: 

Do the same with all four edges of the board.

Step 11: 

Remove all of the pins, flip the board over and seal the overhanging tape to the back of the board.

Step 12: 

Snip off the non-sticky edges and trim any excess.

Step 13: 

Now that your board is flipped over this is a good opportunity to add your magnets. Simply cut to size the shape you need and place on the back.

Step 14: 

If you want to hang your board, take a piece or two of pipe cleaner and attach with to the back of the board with duct tape.

Step 15: 

Last but not least you want your photos to sit secure on the board and not slip and slide. To accomplish this I cut tiny strips of duct tape and made little cross shapes at each strip intersection, Vóila your done!

Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Duct Tape: 
Back to School
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 10 children

You can add embellishments, make seasonal colors, or make different sizes depending on where you want to place the final product. Go ahead have fun and see where your craft will lead.