Playdate Idea: Masking Tape Fun

Bee and I haven’t yet entered the craft stage (we’re still working on getting the spoon in the mouth rather than on the dog), but I’m so looking forward to a bright future of glue sticks and construction paper. Crafting was one of my favorite hobbies as a kid, and although I’m not much of a DIY gal now, I love the idea of reserving a quiet afternoon for creativity and play. Especially if it looks like this…

Art director Koji Iyama has been collaborating with Japanese masking tape manufacturer MT in a series of incredible art installations (I shared a few here!), but by far, one of my favorite projects has been his kid-inspired workshops in Tokyo Mid Town.

It’s a fairly simple idea, presenting over-sized cardboard houses and animals as blank canvases to be taped upon by sticky fingers far and wide. And in reality, a few cardboard boxes would be just as enjoyable for a quick and easy afternoon craft.

The added bonus? Clean-up is easy peasy and masking tape is temporary – good news for parents who have kids that don’t enjoy coloring inside the proverbial lines.

It’s always such a treat to see how a kid’s imagination works – the beauty that blooms from a clean slate and a few artistic tools. Wouldn’t this be a fun party idea to entertain your kid’s guests? Or an impromptu rainy day activity to delight the neighbors?

Proof that, often times, the simplest ideas can make for the grandest adventures.

Image Credits: Koji Iyama

p.s. Road tape for kids and a duct tape train.

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