Duct Tape Wallets

posted Sep 13, 2010, 10:00 AM by Mark Nance   [ updated Sep 22, 2010, 9:09 AM ]

On Friday September 3rd, Mrs. Erin Andrews, MEHS Dormitory Counselor, meet fifteen students in the cafeteria to make duct tape wallets.


The students were provided with a variety of colors of duct tape, scissors and Sharpie markers to decorate their finished products. Also provided were healthy snacks of red grapes, fruit juice and the always popular bananas.

Jackson Kalistook of Bethel and Breanna Lestenkof of Saint Paul Island work on their projects.

Pictured in the foreground are Juniors Daniel Fry of Chevak (left) and Revie Tony of Nightmute (right).

Aaron Lawerence of Anchorage works on his black and blue duct tape wallet.

Robert Nielson of Anchorage, pictured at the end of the table, plans out his design. He chose to decorate his wallet by spelling out Braves using duct tape.

Jennifer Kailukiak of Tokssok Bay is all smiles while working on her duct tape wallet.

Pictured from left to right are Stacy Halvorsen of Yakutat, September Campbell-Burkett of Holy Cross, Donna Smith of Sitka (she is the daughter of Garrett Smith, MEHS Dormitory Counselor, and Jean Smith, MEHS Residential Assistant) and Nikki Andrew of Bethel.

Letia Stermer of  Ekwok couldn’t resist participating when she arrived to take pictures of students making duct tape wallets for Yearbook.

Renee Romer of Kipnuk works on a brightly colored project.

Duct tape can be a very challenging and frustrating material to work with. All of the students participating demonstrated a great deal of patience and creativity. Students were eager to learn the process and happy to help one another.

 If you would like to make a duct tape wallet please click the following link for step by step instructions and a video tutorial: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Duct-Tape-Wallet