If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

| October 4, 2016 | 7 Comments

Do you have a maker kid at your house?

I do! The good people at Dollarama probably recognize me as the one always buying armloads of masking tape. No toy can compare to the endless possibilities of tape. I recently had to take apart a pirate ship made of two dining room chairs held together by a pantload of tape (complete with flag), much to Big Bro’s dismay. We did need them for sitting, eventually.

For all of you fellow parents with maker kids at home, I have written a story in the “If You Give…” style of Laura Numeroff.

And this is why it’s a losing battle to try to clean up around here.


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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. Lynda Cook says:

    Hahaha, I loved this it’s so true, but at least they have fun with cheap items and don’t need expensive toys, just tape!!

  2. loriag says:

    Love your tape story, tape is so much fun.

  3. AD says:

    LOLOL! That is awesome… My younger one is a maker kiddo and was perpetually creating and inventing things… Just wait until yours is older. Mine blew up the science lab at school when was 13.

  4. jan says:

    Nicely done! It is also a testament to the need to buy less ‘toys’. 🙂

  5. sarah alexis says:

    That is so true! It makes me want to run out and buy masking tape for my son – he seriously does love to “make” things!

  6. Julie says:

    That is so funny and right on the money! I definitely have a kid like that, it’s fun and interesting and often messy but I love how his mind works!

  7. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    LOL It’s amazing how fast kids make a mess with almost nothing.

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