Make a cute, sturdy and super useful waterproof zippered pouch out of duct tape and a plastic ziplock bag!
We made these fun zippered pouches at a family reunion this summer and they were so easy that even the kids could do it without help! It’s a great summer camp craft or quick afternoon project and the actual bag is sturdy, cute and waterproof. That makes them perfect for holding toiletries when traveling.
And the best part is that you only need two supplies to make them! (affiliate links)
- Sliding Zippered Plastic Bags – any size
- Patterned Duck Tape – There are so many cute designs!
This is such an easy craft, but it sounds complicated when you write it all out. If you’d rather skip the written directions and watch a video tutorial instead, scroll to the bottom of this post!
Start by cutting a piece of duct tape that’s at least 4 inches longer than the width of your plastic bag. Line the tape up just under the edge of the zip top bag and press it down. Flip the bag over and fold over the 2″ overhanging sides. Cut another smaller piece of tape to cover the back side.
When you get to the last strip of tape, make sure that half of the tape hangs off the bottom edge of the bag. Cut slits in the tape and fold the sides in as shown here:
Then fold up the bottom piece and cut off the excess flaps on the side.
Repeat the process for the last strip of tape but from the back side.
And that’s how quick it is to make one of these fun bags! With all of the cool patterns they have now, you’re sure to find a design you love.
I’m going to use my bag to keep my phone dry when I go to the pool!