How to Break Your Kid’s Technology Addiction the Fun Way

Are you part of the generation that remembers when a few old blankets were the makings of a perfect hideout, and the most drama you had to deal with was whether to baseball, ride your bike, or pretend you were a cowboy?  If you are, then it can be quite a challenge to see your perfectly healthy kids curled up on their bed with an iPod in the middle of a beautiful summer afternoon.  Believe me, I feel your pain!

Adventure for Boys
A 2010 Kaiser Foundation Study found that children and teens on average spend almost 8 hours each day on entertainment media.  The naked truth is that technology is here for the long haul, and your child’s love of it isn’t going to go away anytime soon.  Fortunately, there are some simple things that you can do to break their addiction to electronics and rekindle their adventurous spirit.

First, encourage them to explore those things that interest them, and to do so in a hands-on manner.  If your child loves science, then get him/her a simple science experiment kit, and let them learn first hand.  If they loves bugs, get them a bug magnifying kit and let them get down and dirty in the mud.  If it’s a fascination with the outdoors, then a basic survival book and a Pocket Tool will be the beginning of a life-long love of the outdoors.   It’s been proven that on the whole kids, especially boys, thrive when they can learn by “doing”, and there’s no better time to start than when they are young and full of curiousity.

The second thing you can do to inspire your child’s love of learning and adventure is through story-telling and reading.  Inspiring true stories such as I Pledge Allegiance or The Civil War Graphic Novel 2-Book Set can inspire your children to do and achieve more than they ever thought possible.  Fictional stories about heroes and warriors can broaden their world and teach them to dream big and reach for their goals.

Third, be a good example.  Be active yourself, so the next time you encourage your couch potato to get outside and explore the world they live in they can’t say, “But you never do!” Better yet, be active and learn together as a family.  Take the time for a family hike or an afternoon together at your local historical society.  Go camping for a weekend or even a night in the backyard. Whatever your chosen activity, use it as an opportunity to learn and grow together as a family.  A love of adventure may start when you are young, but a true adventurous spirit never withers.

To find thousands of ways to inspire a passion for learning and to ignite an adventurous spirit within your children, visit www.jmcremps.com.  Request FREE copy of our Adventure Guide Catalog today, and you’ll discover why over 100,000 families rely on JM Cremp’s as their go-to resource for hands-on activites, ideas and toys to enhance active imaginations, fun gear for outdoor adventures, parenting resources, and educational tools for creative learning.

The point of all this is to swap your child’s addictive electronics with a few simple replacements that are engaging, appeal to their interests, get them moving, and challenge their minds.  It doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming, but it will take a little effort in the beginning.  Then again, most things that are rewarding take some effort, but they sure are worth it in the long run!

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Our New Favorite Campfire Pizza With a Twist

Tired of the same old hot dogs? We are too. These scrumptious pizza rolls are a perfect way to switch things up on your next adventure! Made with store-bought pizza dough, they are easy, but you can customize them to your own taste.  Best of all, kids LOVE to eat these, so there will be no leftovers to worry about when dinner is done.

CampfirePizza

Ingredients

-canned pizza dough (found in the refrigerated section)

-pizza sauce

-mozzarella cheese

-your favorite toppings

-italian seasoning, salt, and pepper

Instructions:

Roll out your pizza dough to form a rectangle. Spread pizza sauce over the rectangle of dough. Cover with cheese followed by any additional toppings you would like. Sprinkle seasonings lightly, then roll pizza to form a log. Tuck the edges in and wrap in thick foil. Place in the freezer until your adventure. Store in your cooler and set out until almost thawed. To cook, place foil log on fire pit. Cook for about 15 minutes then flip over and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. Slice up and enjoy!

It’s that simple, and that easy!  After that, all you have to do is enjoy every bite.

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The Best Camping Potatoes You’ll Ever Have

Potatoes. They’re easy to roast over a campfire and taste delicious. They can turn any makeshift camping meal into a real gourmet treat. There is nothing like a warm hearty meal after a long day of adventuring, especially when you’re camping.

CampfirePotatoes

Ingredients:

-1 gallon Ziplock bag
-Kabob or marshmallow skewers
-2 cans whole potatoes ‐ (2 large cans or 4 smaller cans)
-1 c grated Parmesan Cheese
-1 c softened butter
-1 Tbsp garlic powder
-1 tsp oregano or Italian blend
-Salt & pepper to taste
-Bacon bits (optional)

Instructions:

Drain potatoes. Place potatoes and rest of ingredients in a
gallon sized zip lock bag. Gently shake bag to coat potatoes
with mixture. Skewer the potatoes and place over a medium
heat grill/fire till browned on all sides. Slide off skewers & top
with bacon bits.

It’s that simple, and that easy!  After that, all you have to do is enjoy every mouthful!

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8 Fascinating Independence Day Facts You Never Knew!

We know all about the parades, picnics, concerts, barbecues, fairs, parties, and fireworks that happen on the fourth of July, but what about the history behind this federal holiday? The day marks the original 13 colonies’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which declared independence from the Great Britain and its king. Although you probably know the most common facts behind this great event, here are some fascinating facts that you may not know. IndependenceDay1

  1. The youngest man to sign the Declaration of Independence was Thomas Lynch, Jr of South Carolina.  He was just 27.  At 70 years old, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate. The main author of the Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, was  just 33 at the time.
  2. Seven of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were educated at Harvard.
  3. The only two signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as President of the United States were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
  4. Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later.
  5. President John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson, who both signed the Declaration, died within hours of each on July 4, 1826.
  6. The first Independence Day celebration took place on July 8, 1776 in Philadelphia.  It was also the day that the Declaration of Independence was first read in public.  People were called to hear the reading by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.
  7. Every 4th of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.
  8. Americans like to celebrate their Independence Day with a backyard barbecue. As a nation, we consume approximately 150 million hot dogs and 700 million pounds of chicken on this day.  That’s a lot of barbeque!

It’s easy to make make American History come to life when you visit JM Cremp’s American History pages.  Besides our best-selling American History books, you’ll find fun reference materials, toy soldiersearly-american dress-up ideas and more.

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The Ultimate Camping Dinner – a Hobo Dinner!

Admit it – one of the first things you think of when planning a camping getaway is the food.  You envision the moment when the sun is getting low in the sky and everyone’s belly is rumbling. But what to make?  Don’t worry, we’ve got the most tried-and-true, I’ll-never-be-hungry-again camping meal you’ll ever eat.  Be warned though, because it smells so good while cooking, you may end up feeding a few of the neighbors.  Best of all, it’s extremely easy.

When the sun is getting low in the sky and everyone is getting hungry, what are you going to make for dinner?

When the sun is getting low in the sky and everyone is getting hungry, what are you going to make for dinner?

What you’ll need:

Tinfoil
Cooking Spray
Ground Beef (or turkey)
Diced Potatoes
Shredded Carrots
Diced Onions
Salt & Pepper & Garlic (or your favorite seasoned salt)
Butter
Optional Vegetables of your choice (sweet potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini)
Ketchup (optional)
This recipe is such a favorite in our family, that it’s been cooked around the campfire (and on the grill) for five generations now!  Best of all it is easy, nutritious, and fun to make.  Each person can make their own dinner just the way the want it, and just the size they want it too.  Plus, it’s the perfect way for little brothers and sisters to get involved in the fun.

Cut a 12-inch section of tin foil and spray one side with cooking spray.  Place about a handful of potatoes, a ½ handful of onions, and a ½ handful of shredded carrots.  If you want to, you can add another handful of any type of vegetable you’d like.  Some of our favorites are mushrooms and sweet potatoes. (Yes Sweet Potatoes!)  Season the vegetables with salt, pepper, and a little garlic (Or use seasoned salt.)  Top with a tablespoon of butter.

On top of the vegetables place a hand-sized portion of ground beef.  Season the ground beef with additional salt, pepper, garlic OR seasoned salt.    Lift the ends of the tinfoil up until the meet in the middle.  Roll up the ends to form a pouch and seal the contents inside. (It kind of looks like a pastry.) Cut another piece of tinfoil slightly larger than the first one, and double wrap your dinner.  This will prevent it from being punctured.

Place your Hobo Dinner on a grate over the campfire or place it in an empty coffee can in the embers.  Cook it for 30 to 60 minutes or until the meat is cooked and the vegetables are tender.  To see if your dinner is ready, carefully remove your tinfoil pouch from the fire using tongs or spatulas.  VERY carefully open the sealed tinfoil using a fork so that you can allow the steam to escape without burning your fingers.  Test the softness of the potatoes and carrots.  When they are nice and soft, you’re ready to dig in!

If only you could smell how good this dinner is!

If only you could smell how good this dinner is!

Serve with ketchup for the most satisfying and hearty campfire meal there is!  For the latest in camp cooking utensils and gear, visit jmcremps.com/camp-cooking.

 

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How to Respect the Stars and Stripes: Flag Etiquette

The American flag is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated as a symbol of a living country. When we respect the flag, we respect the sacrifices men and women made to build and establish freedoms that we enjoy to this day. Here are a few tips on how to care for your beloved symbol of patriotism.

When displaying the flag:

  • The flag must be displayed from sunrise to sunset. The flag may be displayed at all times if it is properly illuminated in darkness.
  • When the flag is displayed on a single staff or lanyard, it must be displayed above all other flags.
  • If the flag is displayed in a row with other flags, it must be the first flag to the observers left. Flags of other nations may be at the same height, but typically state flags or other associations flags are displayed lower.
  • If the flag is used in a marching band or parade with other flags, the flag must be displayed to the observers’ left.
  • On special days, the flag may be flown at half staff. On Memorial Day, the flag is flown at half-staff until noon and then raised.
  • If the flag is displayed at half-staff, it must first be raised completely for an instant and then lowered to half. When it is lowered for the day from half-staff it must first be raised to the peak.
  • When the flag is displayed over the middle of a street, it should be suspended vertically with the union (blue field of stars) to the north in an east and west street or to the east in a north and south street.
  • If the flag is placed on a stage or podium, it must be displayed to the speaker’s right. Other flags may be placed to the speaker’s left.
  • When the flag is displayed against a wall or flat surface, the union (blue field of stars) must always be uppermost and to the observer’s left.
  • When displayed in a window, the union should always be uppermost and to the observer looking in to the window’s left.
  • When displayed on a car, the staff must be affixed firmly to either the chassis or clamped to the right fender.
  • When the flag is used to cover a casket, the union should be placed at the head and over the left shoulder. Also, the flag should never be lowered into the grave or touch the ground.

When saluting the flag:

  • Everyone present who is dressed in uniform must render the military salute. Armed forces members or veterans who are present but not in uniform may also render the military salute.
  • Everyone present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over their heart. If they  are wearing a hat, they must remove it and place it over their left shoulder, so that their hand covers their heart.

When stowing or disposing of the flag: Flag3

  • Fold into the traditional triangle; never wad up the flag.
  • If the flag must be disposed of, it must be folded appropriately before it is burned.
    • Ensure that the fire is sufficient to completely burn the flag.
    • After the folded triangle is placed in the fire, the individual(s) may salute the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and observe a brief moment of silence.
    • After the flag is completely consumed, the fire must be safely extinguished and the ashes buried.

Always Remember:Flag4

  • Do not let the flag touch the ground.
  • The flag should only be flown upside down if there is an emergency.
  • Do not store the flag where it can get dirty.
  • Do not use the flag as clothing, a cover, or to carry things.
  • The flag should never be drawn on or marked upon.
  • Always allow the flag to fly free; do not tie it back.
  • Do not dip the U.S. flag for any person, flag, or vessel.
  • The flag is not intended for decoration. Use a bunting with blue on top, followed by white and red for patriotic decor.

JM Cremp’s wishes you a wonderful 4th of July holiday, and wants to thank all past, present, and future service members and their families.

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Duct Tape Project- How to Make a Duct Tape Rose

The only thing sweeter than a hand picked rose is a custom, handmade Duct Tape rose. This fun craft makes for an impressive and unique gift or decoration; either alone or as a whole bouquet.

There are different variations of Duct Tape roses.  Some require a little more experience than others, but they all require the same materials:

  • Duct Tape (at least 2 different colors)
  • Wire, pen, or drinking straw
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Method 1: The Simple Duct Tape Rose

1. Gather your materials. You’ll need duct tape and a ruler to make the petals of the rose. You’ll also need a craft stick or a straw, whichever you prefer, to make the stem. Using a craft stick will create a sturdier stem, but choose the items you have on hand. You’ll also need some scissors if you prefer to cut your tape instead of rip it.

1. Gather your materials. You’ll need duct tape and a ruler to make the petals of the rose. You’ll also need a craft stick or a straw, whichever you prefer, to make the stem. Using a craft stick will create a sturdier stem, but choose the items you have on hand. You’ll also need some scissors if you prefer to cut your tape instead of rip it.

2. Tear a 2 x 2 inch (5 x 5cm) square of duct tape. It doesn't have to be exact, but it should be approximately the size mentioned. However, if you want all of your petals to be the same size, feel free to use a ruler to measure 2 inches (5 cm) of width and height. Then, rip or cut off the piece.

2. Tear a 2 x 2 inch (5 x 5cm) square of duct tape. It doesn’t have to be exact, but it should be approximately the size mentioned. However, if you want all of your petals to be the same size, feel free to use a ruler to measure 2 inches (5 cm) of width and height. Then, rip or cut off the piece.

3. Fold the right corner down toward the bottom left corner. But, do not extend it all the way to the opposite corner. Leave about a quarter of an inch of the sticky underside showing so that the border is framing each side. Again, it doesn’t have to be an exact measurement.

3. Fold the right corner down toward the bottom left corner. But, do not extend it all the way to the opposite corner. Leave about a quarter of an inch of the sticky underside showing so that the border is framing each side. Again, it doesn’t have to be an exact measurement.

4. Fold the left corner down flush with the other corner. Match up the top left corner with the right corner so that they are flush with each other. None of the sticky underside should be showing. As with before, approximations are fine, and it is okay if the corners are not lined up perfectly.

4. Fold the left corner down flush with the other corner. Match up the top left corner with the right corner so that they are flush with each other. None of the sticky underside should be showing. As with before, approximations are fine, and it is okay if the corners are not lined up perfectly.

5. Make seven more petals. Continue in the same fashion as in steps two, three and four to make additional petals to fill out your rose. All of them should be approximately the same size. If if you want a small rose, only make about seven more. But if you want a bigger rose, make about 14 more petals to add some fullness.

5. Make seven more petals. Continue in the same fashion as in steps two, three and four to make additional petals to fill out your rose. All of them should be approximately the same size. If if you want a small rose, only make about seven more. But if you want a bigger rose, make about 14 more petals to add some fullness.

6. Wrap the petal around the drinking straw or craft stick. Turn the petal so that the pointy end of the petal sticks up when it is wrapped around the stick. If need be, turn it on an angle to orient it like at an angle. If you continue in this fashion, it creates the appearance of a rose opening.

6. Wrap the petal around the drinking straw or craft stick. Turn the petal so that the pointy end of the petal sticks up when it is wrapped around the stick. If need be, turn it on an angle to orient it like at an angle. If you continue in this fashion, it creates the appearance of a rose opening.

7. Continue to lay the petals over each other. Repeat steps 1-4 by wrapping the petals around the stick in the same direction as before. After wrapping all of the petals, you will see that they have formed into a rose. Bend the petals to make them fluff out as much as you want.

7. Continue to lay the petals over each other. Repeat steps 1-4 by wrapping the petals around the stick in the same direction as before. After wrapping all of the petals, you will see that they have formed into a rose. Bend the petals to make them fluff out as much as you want.

8. Rip off enough duct tape to cover the rest of the craft stick. Seven to 8 inches (17.78 cm - 20.32 cm) should be plenty. Then, place the top left corner of the tape on the bottom of the rose and start to wrap it diagonally around the craft stick. Wrap it all the way down the stem until the rest of the straw or craft stick is covered in duct tape. To sturdy the rose, rip off an one inch (2.54 cm) section of duct tape, and wrap it vertically around the bottom of the rose and the top of the stick.

8. Rip off enough duct tape to cover the rest of the craft stick. Seven to 8 inches (17.78 cm – 20.32 cm) should be plenty. Then, place the top left corner of the tape on the bottom of the rose and start to wrap it diagonally around the craft stick. Wrap it all the way down the stem until the rest of the straw or craft stick is covered in duct tape. To sturdy the rose, rip off an one inch (2.54 cm) section of duct tape, and wrap it vertically around the bottom of the rose and the top of the stick.

Method 2: Making a Fuller Rose

1. Gather your materials. You’ll need duct tape and a ruler to make the petals of the rose. You’ll also need a craft stick or a straw, whichever you prefer, to make the stem. Using a craft stick will create a sturdier stem, but choose the items you have on hand. You’ll also need some scissors if you prefer to cut your tape instead of rip it.

1. Gather your materials. You’ll need duct tape and a ruler to make the petals of the rose. You’ll also need a craft stick or a straw, whichever you prefer, to make the stem. Using a craft stick will create a sturdier stem, but choose the items you have on hand. You’ll also need some scissors if you prefer to cut your tape instead of rip it.

2. Cut a piece of duct tape long enough to cover the stick, straw or pen. Ten inches (25.4 cm) is a good size. Roll the tape lengthwise sticky-side up around the wire, straw or pen. If you are using a pen, just tape around the outside until everything except for the tip of the pen is completely covered.

3. Tear a 2 inch (5.08 cm) piece of tape. Again, it doesn’t need to be exact. Fold the top right corner down so that the point touches the midpoint of the square. Leave the sticky side of adhesive showing on the side and bottom. Then repeat with the other corner.

4. Fold the left corner down so that it touches the midpoint of the square. (These are the classic first two steps in making a paper airplane.) The two folded down corners should look like a triangle, and below it there should be about 1/2 an inch (2.54 cm) of the adhesive side showing on the bottom.

5. Make about 79 petals to make a really full rose. If you don't want it to be as full, opt for 50 or 60 petals. Follow the same process as in steps two, three and four. So, all of the petals should be approximately the same size and shape.

5. Make about 79 petals to make a really full rose. If you don’t want it to be as full, opt for 50 or 60 petals. Follow the same process as in steps two, three and four. So, all of the petals should be approximately the same size and shape.

 

6. Wrap the petal around the drinking straw or craft stick. Turn the petal so that the pointy end of the petal sticks up when it is wrapped around the stick. If need be, turn it on an angle to orient it like at an angle. If you continue in this fashion, it creates the appearance of a rose opening.

6. Wrap the petal around the drinking straw or craft stick. Turn the petal so that the pointy end of the petal sticks up when it is wrapped around the stick. If need be, turn it on an angle to orient it like at an angle. If you continue in this fashion, it creates the appearance of a rose opening.

7. Add a second row of a few more petals. But, this time spread the petals out more by not wrapping them as tightly. Continue to wrap the petals around the stem to form each layer of petals. Stop when you have reached your desired fullness.

7. Add a second row of a few more petals. But, this time spread the petals out more by not wrapping them as tightly. Continue to wrap the petals around the stem to form each layer of petals. Stop when you have reached your desired fullness.

8. Add a third row of a few more petals. But, this time spread the petals out more by not wrapping them as tightly. Continue to wrap the petals around the stem to form each layer of petals. Stop when you have reached your desired fullness.

8. Add a third row of a few more petals. But, this time spread the petals out more by not wrapping them as tightly. Continue to wrap the petals around the stem to form each layer of petals. Stop when you have reached your desired fullness.

9. Make a leaf in the stem color. You’re going to make a leaf to hide the seam between the rose and the stem. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with duct tape the same color as the stem to make the leaf. Then, stick it under the rose to cover the place where the rose and stem meet. Make two leaves.

9. Make a leaf in the stem color. You’re going to make a leaf to hide the seam between the rose and the stem. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with duct tape the same color as the stem to make the leaf. Then, stick it under the rose to cover the place where the rose and stem meet. Make two leaves.

Method 3: Making a Long Stem with Leaves

1. Select the material that best suits your rose. Craft sticks are sturdier, but wires allow more flexibility in the stem and the leaves. If you are creating a heavier rose, such as in method two, you might want to opt for the craft stick. But if your rose is smaller with fewer petals, such as the “simple rose,” then the wire will do just fine.

1. Select the material that best suits your rose. Craft sticks are sturdier, but wires allow more flexibility in the stem and the leaves. If you are creating a heavier rose, such as in method two, you might want to opt for the craft stick. But if your rose is smaller with fewer petals, such as the “simple rose,” then the wire will do just fine.

2. Cut a long piece of wire to about 10 to 12 inches (25.4 cm). If you are using a craft stick, use the longest craft stick you can find. Or, tape two together. Put two sticks next to each other with about 2 cm (0.787 inches) overlapping. Then, put a small piece of duct tape less than two inches (5.08 cm) over it to secure it. You can cover the seam later. To make it look more natural, cut one of the craft sticks to about 2 inches. Then, overlap them and tape them together in the method previously mentioned.

2. Cut a long piece of wire to about 10 to 12 inches (25.4 cm). If you are using a craft stick, use the longest craft stick you can find. Or, tape two together. Put two sticks next to each other with about 2 cm (0.787 inches) overlapping. Then, put a small piece of duct tape less than two inches (5.08 cm) over it to secure it. You can cover the seam later. To make it look more natural, cut one of the craft sticks to about 2 inches. Then, overlap them and tape them together in the method previously mentioned.

3. Tear off a piece of duct tape long enough to cover the stem. So, if your wire is 10 inches, rip off at least that much. Placing the upper left corner of the tape at a diagonal wrap the duct tape around the wire.The seams should be diagonal as you wrap them around the stem. Use the same method for the craft stick. Rip off enough duct tape to cover your stem and wrap it.

4. Cut a strip of duct tape about four inches (10.16 cm) long. Fold it over on itself. Then, cut a leaf shape. The shape should be an oval shape with a point at the top and the bottom, which is a typical leaf form. If you need assistance, use a template online.

4. Cut a strip of duct tape about four inches (10.16 cm) long. Fold it over on itself. Then, cut a leaf shape. The shape should be an oval shape with a point at the top and the bottom, which is a typical leaf form. If you need assistance, use a template online.

5. Pinch the base of the leaf. When you do this, the sides of the leaf should curl and the point should fold over on itself. With a small piece of tape about an inch (2.54 cm) long and a centimeter (0.393 cm) wide, wrap tape vertically around the base of the leaf so that it remains curved like when you pinched it. This effect makes the leaf look more real. Cut four more leaf shapes and fasten their bottoms with thin strips of duct tape as previously mentioned.

5. Pinch the base of the leaf. When you do this, the sides of the leaf should curl and the point should fold over on itself. With a small piece of tape about an inch (2.54 cm) long and a centimeter (0.393 cm) wide, wrap tape vertically around the base of the leaf so that it remains curved like when you pinched it. This effect makes the leaf look more real. Cut four more leaf shapes and fasten their bottoms with thin strips of duct tape as previously mentioned.

6. Attach the leaves to the stem. Place a leaf with the folded part facing the stem of the rose against the wrapped wire or stick. Then wrap a skinny piece of tape about an inch (2.54 cm) long and a centimeter (0.393 cm) wide along the stem to secure it. -If you have used two craft sticks taped together, place a leaf over the seam where the two sticks overlap and secure it with a small piece of tape as previously mentioned. -If the sticks meet at the end of the stick, designate that end as the top of the rose stem near the flower. -Attach all the other leaves in a similar fashion.

6. Attach the leaves to the stem. Place a leaf with the folded part facing the stem of the rose against the wrapped wire or stick. Then wrap a skinny piece of tape about an inch (2.54 cm) long and a centimeter (0.393 cm) wide along the stem to secure it.
-If you have used two craft sticks taped together, place a leaf over the seam where the two sticks overlap and secure it with a small piece of tape as previously mentioned.
-If the sticks meet at the end of the stick, designate that end as the top of the rose stem near the flower.
-Attach all the other leaves in a similar fashion.

7. Attach your rose petals to the stem in the methods mentioned in the earlier sections. In other words, make your long stem first, then roll your first layer of petals on the stem. Allow the other layers to flare out slightly. Keep adding petals until you have reached your desired fullness.

7. Attach your rose petals to the stem in the methods mentioned in the earlier sections. In other words, make your long stem first, then roll your first layer of petals on the stem. Allow the other layers to flare out slightly. Keep adding petals until you have reached your desired fullness.

8. Secure the rose on the stem with a small piece of tape under the stem. Using thin strips of duct tape approximately about an inch (2.54 cm) long and a centimeter (0.393 cm) wide, attach the rose bud to the duct tape-covered stem. Make sure the strips are of the same color as the sepal -- the bottom part of the bud.

8. Secure the rose on the stem with a small piece of tape under the stem. Using thin strips of duct tape approximately about an inch (2.54 cm) long and a centimeter (0.393 cm) wide, attach the rose bud to the duct tape-covered stem. Make sure the strips are of the same color as the sepal — the bottom part of the bud.

For a great selection of colored duct tapemetallic duct tapecamo duct tape, and even glow-in-the-dark duct tape, check out jmcremps.com. Be sure to check out our duct tape wallet kit for another fun and functional craft that comes with everything you need to get started. To find more exciting ways to use duct tape, check out our e-book series called Warfare by Duct Tape.  The easy-to-follow instructions will allow any creative kid (or adult) to create swords, armor, shields, and more!

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