Duct Tape Pencil Pouches (Easy Back to School Craft)

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Looking for an easy back to school craft to do with the kiddos? Try making these simple pencil pouches with duct tape and Ziploc bags that are super handy for small school supplies! Duct tape is such a fun craft material especially now that it comes in so many creative patterns and colors.

Supples for duct tape pencil pouch

Materials needed:

  • Quart sized Ziploc bags with the slider
  • Duct tape in various colors or patterns
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or craft mat
  • Sharpie
  • Small electrical tape (optional)

Duct Tape Pouch Craft Hip2Save


  1. Measure about two inches from the bottom of bag and draw a line across the bag with a Sharpie.
  2. Using the line as a guide, cut your bag with scissors.
  3. Start from the top and cover bag with a strip of tape a little longer than bag and fold over ends. Overlap the next piece of tape about 1/8 of an inch. The 3rd strip you can fold over the bottom of the bag, and finish with two more strips up the back of bag.
  4. You can stop here or embellish with another color and or stickers to personalize.
  5. I decided to use a thin red electrical tape on the sides of this bag and created a little clear side pouch for a student I.D or name card.
  6. To do this, just cut out a credit card sized piece of plastic from another plastic bag. I folded a piece of tape around one edge of the plastic and then taped down the sides and bottom to the side of the pouch.

duct tape pencil pouches from ziploc bags Hip2Save

I love that these Pencil Pouches take just a few minutes to create and turn out so cute! These pouches can also be used to keep crayons or cosmetics in your purse and are great to stash your cell phone and belongings in at the beach or lake.

 Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 34

  1. Lana

    We get some zipper pouches at our dentist every time we go and they would be perfect to cover! Thanks!

  2. Jen

    Awesome Lina! My boys would actually love to make these ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. theladyprefers2review

    Awesome! Thanks so much!

  4. Vishnu

    That is so creative and freaking cute!!! I am surely going to try.

  5. emily s.

    I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Evan

    Very cute & will be perfect mid-year when pouches seem to always tear up or the zipper breaks! Nice project!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes I agree! Plus a good way to make a binder or notebook cover last longer.

  7. rosana

    thats cool.

  8. Mgat5

    Love it! Making some for myself!! I usually keep some “first aid” stuff in my purse inside a bag… This will make it nicer!!

  9. Deb H

    I am gonna have my grandsons make some for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

    • Heather

      Awesome idea!! I’m going to copy you and do this as well. Hadn’t thought of them for that purpose. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • April

      I clicked on this article with the exact same thought in mind. Always collecting for my shoeboxes!

  10. jen

    How neat!

  11. Karen

    My daughters now have a weekend project..thanks!

  12. cidadams

    Looks like the perfect size for coupons!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s a great idea!

  13. makaylaisabel

    Last year we covered a simple clipboard last year with duct tape and it was more economic than buying a fancy one. I will skip this one since I’ve already started sewing the pouches. ๐Ÿ˜€ Neat idea though!

  14. Edwina


  15. buffy

    awesome idea! Ace hardware has duck tape on sale for $3 this week also!

  16. ihearthip

    Do these end up being about the size of a snack size bag? Wondering if I could use snack size bags, also, or if they would be too small?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Hmm I think they would be shorter but as long as a pencil fits? You can really use whatever size you like.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yours turned out way cute! Fun project ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rae

      Just looked at yours and seriously hammer in some grommets spaced out for binder rings and then you can keep it all in a binder(school or coupon ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  17. Lindsey

    What a great idea! I am a teacher and this will be a great 1st day activity for my students as they get organized for the year! For any other teachers planning to use this idea, I am thinking I will pre-cut the duct tape and have it hanging from a table edge and allow each student to choose 6 pieces.

    Thank you!

  18. melloddie

    This is such a good idea! I’m going to make some for my boys Legos. Thinking of printing Lego pics and taping in the center so they know what pieces they are. Also looking to make a coupon holder from this. So many uses – thanks so much!

  19. JA

    Okay, so my 10 year old daughter and I just got done making seven of these and they are so much fun to make! We went to the Dollar Tree and used their brand zipper bags-15 ct. box for $1.00, they worked great. They also had a lot of tape-polka dots, camo, solid colors in the hardware aisle, even one Duck brand with dragons on it. In the school supply aisle they had thinner tape that was so pretty, one was black lace! We made some for cousins and friends, I know they will love them!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s great! I love all the cool patterns

  20. Charlene Maugeri

    I love this! Would you mind if I use a link to this post and a picture from it for a “back to school” round up post I’m working on?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure and thanks Charlene!

  21. JC

    I guess Iโ€™m confused why you cut the bottom of the bag off before taping? Wouldnโ€™t the tape at the bottom of the bag just stick to itself anyhow? Is it just to make it shorter?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes to make shorter. You donโ€™t have to do that step.

  22. Heather

    loved this craft. We made these at the library and the kids loved them.

  23. Wessen

    Love the creativity and simplicity!
    I, too, like to have the link to share it with my childโ€™s KG teacher!

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