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Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects -- Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Sticky Fingers is a vibrant, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating amazing projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today--duct tape! The book includes tons of photographs alongside directions designed to make creating a wallet and making a bag even easier, while also providing a steady stream of ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Zest Books (Tm)
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

My child has a complete fascination with duct tape. He will play with it for days. Thank goodness cuz it's cheap.
This is the cutest book. When I opened it up and he saw it his eyes lit up. I see my husband and I taped to the walls in the near future.

Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
What more can I say about this book that the stars don't? Let's see. When I requested the book, I was expecting a how to book, but upon receiving it, it was more than I expected by far. At least twice the size of the usual DYI craft books and with so many different types of duct tape projects inside. Admit it, how many books have you picked up, and after looking through it, the projects are either out of date, repetitious or just downright too intense? These projects are all up to date, unique, ...more
Lesli Kraft
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I requested this for my 12 year old daughter that has made more duck tape pens than I can count. She loved this book!! She has made so much from this and said all the patterns are explained great and with the pictures and directions it makes them all easy to follow. She also liked that it says how hard each product is to make. Great must have for any child into duck tape activities.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book did a great job of illustrating how to work with duct tape and not just the projects themselves. It had tutorials on how to make "fabric", "rope" etc. How to keep the tape from sticking together. Overall it was a very well done book and I loved the projects that were in it. ...more
Great Books
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The author provides clear pictured steps for innovative duct tape projects of fashion and utility, including difficulty level, materials lists and time needed. Basic skill lessons introduce the book and provide ideas for your own style. Reviewer 16
Claire Talbot
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen
One of the best duct tape craft books I have seen!
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One of the better DIY craft books on duct tape that I've read, I thought it was just okay. Plentiful projects and photographs with a good background on tools and technique. What I fault the author and book on is the quality of the projects themselves. The styling for the finished items could have definitely been better crafted and photographs. There are too many wonky seams and bumpy edges showing that could have easily been smoothed down or turned away from the camera to make a better pix. This ...more
Jodi Geever
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a duct tape craft book, this book is serious. There are charts explaining types of tape, and types of bases for projects. There’s an entire chapter talking about your work station.

But once you get into the projects it takes itself less seriously. The projects look trendy and each one has a level of difficulty listed which I found helpful for those of us who are craft-phobic but living through a pandemic.
Diana Gagliardi
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of great ideas and designs while encouraging you to be creative in your own ways.

Some pretty nifty ideas with easy to follow instructions and great pictures to compliment them
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
How many times have we used Duct Tape to fix things? Sometimes using it for the most oddest fixes too, right? Who knew that someday someone would take the time to create fabulous things with it!

This DIY book has it all!
The supply list is not long, you don't need to spend much money; all you need is Duct Tape, a clean surface (I highly suggest a crafting mat) and non-stick scissors.
The beginning of the book explains all the different types of tapes that will work best, best surfaces to work on
Sharon Tyler
Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects - Easy to Pick Up, Hard to Put Down by Sophie Maletsky is an easy-to-follow and understand guide to creating duct tape projects. The book includes photographs alongside directions in order to make creating a wallet and making a bag easy while providing a variety of options for making each project truly your own. The instructions each include icons showing difficulty level, project time, and helpful hints; such as how to keep your scissors clean and what to ...more
Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
This is the perfect book for someone looking into getting into duct taping. It starts out with teaching the basics and moves on to more complicated projects. The book is divided into clear sections with the various projects grouped into related clusters from wallets to purses to wearable projects to school and room-related projects. I mean it when I say there is a variety of projects to do in here. There are even variations of the same theme (for example, just check out the whole section dedicat ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
If you're looking for a book that's full of creative ideas, and easy to make projects, this is your book! It's also the perfect size book to hand your child when you hear the "I'm bored, there's nothing to do" line, I'm sure many of us parents have heard through out summer.

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects (Easy to Pick up, Hard to Put Down), is a great book for young DIY'ers. With 240 pages featuring a variety of projects, there's something for every "do it yourselfer" who loves creating t
Dena (Batch of Books)
This is a really fun book! I don't know how it compares to other duct tape books, but my kids and I had SO much fun making the projects. The instructions are pretty easy to follow and there are photos to illustrate each step. There is a wide variety of projects of all skill levels, so there is something for everyone. There is also a primer in the beginning that goes over all the basics of duct tape crafting.

This book would make a wonderful gift for a crafty teen (or yourself), especially if you
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun and easy-to-read craft book for teens. The cover is colorful, with eye catching duct tape circles that have finished projects in between. The layout of the book is clean and well-organized. It’s separated out into the following chapters: Tools of the Trade, Your Workstation, The Basics, Quick Crafts, Wallets, Purses, Bags and Cases, Wearable Duct Tape, At School, In Your Room, Every Last Bit of the Roll. The chapters have a good amount of white space, large, easy-to-read typeface and big, ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off I want to say I was delightfully surprised at how full and thick this craft book was! The pictures are full color and very detailed. Each step is very easy and detail oriented that it would be hard to be lost or not able to do it. Great for first time duct tape crafters. There are 58 projects listed out in here with to-do steps! Some very unique projects and some very useful and creative ideas. My daughters have been going wild for months with this book. I feel it would be a perfect gi ...more
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arts-and-crafts
I checked this out because I was curious about all the duct tape stuff and I've never made any. This book has a fairly extensive section about basic techniques such as make strips and fabric, also various types of closures you can add. Then there are a ton of different projects you can make. As someone in my late 30's I doubt that I'm going to start carrying a purse made of duct tape but some of them are kind of cute. I'd be most likely to use the instruction for smaller things like flowers for ...more
Zest Books
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“This fun, creative, and colorful book takes readers through the whole process of duct tape crafting…These projects are engaging and good for beginners as well as those who might have made the classic wallet before…The fun project ideas and detailed instructions make it easy to get started and help ensure that duct tape crafting is something readers will stick with for a long time.” —Foreword Reviews
May 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I picked this up as a possible present to get for my sister, who loves both duck tape and funky craft projects. She's the type that you'd totally spot walking across campus in a duct-taped lab coat (true story, used to happen in my undergrad all the time). The book is cute and has some good ideas to it. I think sis'll like it - but it really isn't the book for me. ...more
Dec 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crafts
The one project I really liked in here was the carnation on pg. 67. Directions are provided for making a carnation or a rose out of duct tape, then attaching it to the end of a pen and wrapping the pen in duct tape. It would make an easy library program. I'll have to keep that one in mind. ...more
A thorough and complete guide to crafting with duct tape. Tons of projects from jewelry, purses and wallets to home dec. Complete materials lists, instructions, and lots of photos. Cool projects for kids through young adults. This would be a good addition to the maker space.
Stefanie Kellum
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley.
This book is featured over on my blog! ...more
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
So many great ideas! Sure, you know how to make a duct tape wallet, but this book has all different designs. Great for middle grades, tweens and teens.
Lesli Kraft
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great ideas for anyone who likes duck tape activities. Hours of fun and with so many duck tape designs out now the possibilities are endless.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some cute ideas, but nothing to exciting.
Tracy Canuck
Sep 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish more craft books were this well done. Simple, easy to follow instructions. Clear pictures at each step, Well done!
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Sophie Maletsky is a Nickelodeon Parents' Pick Award winner, a certified teacher on, a professional kids’ party planner, and a duct tape expert. Her new book is Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects. Learn more at She lives and creates in San Francisco. ...more

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