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Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects    by Sophie Maletsky order for
Sticky Fingers
by Sophie Maletsky
Order:  USA  Can
Zest, 2014 (2014)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

A roll of duct tape can be a life saver for virtually any home repair project that needs immediate attention. Very strong, this malleable and super sticky tape may not be that sexy but it gets the job done with a minimum of fuss.

In Sticky Fingers, Sophie Maletsky explains how duct tape can be used for a whole range of craft projects. With an array of new colors and designs, duct tape has become a product that is perfect for creative crafting.

The author has collected a number of craft ideas and offers step-by-step instructions for more than seventy projects that use this handy and versatile tape. These projects are designed for a teen audience but they will also pique an adult's interest.

Maletsky begins by discussing the range of materials available and how to fashion your own work station. Then it is on to an explanation of the basic techniques you'll need. Once the reader has the fundamentals down, there is a whole set of projects for creating wallets, purses, bags and cases.

The Wearable Duct Tape section focuses on jewelry like headbands, pins, bracelets, chokers and rings. Next up are instructions for making a variety of handy items such as luggage tags, desk organizers, picture frames, cell phone cases and woven baskets.

The project instructions always include a list of materials required, an indication of the level of difficulty, time required, and step-by-step directions with photos that picture what needs to be done.

This creative guide will appeal to those individuals seeking an alternative to some of the more traditional craft projects. Parents seeking indoor activity ideas will also find Sticky Fingers quite helpful.

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