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Friday, October 5, 2012

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Sisters Kacey (left) and Kaylee (right) Whistler made flip flops out of duct tape during the Canfield Library’s teen program Duct Couture on Sept. 17.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Kacey Whistler (left) attended the Canfield Library’s teen program Duct Couture with her sister, Kaylee (right), and received help with their flip flop project from Canfield Library Young Adult Librarian Kristy Taylor (middle), who made her own cell phone case out of the duct tape.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

In keeping with the latest trends, Kristy Taylor, Canfield library young adult librarian, invited teens in grades seven through 12 to let their creative juices flow while creating items made of colorful duct tape on Sept. 17.

For her Duct Couture program, Taylor provided several rolls of duct tape, including neon green, neon pink, leopard print, camouflage print, Hello Kitty print, zebra print and basic black.

She also provided instructional books from the library for the teens to flip through to find a project they wanted to complete. Project ideas included a cell phone case, bracelets, a wallet, a belt, jewelry and flip flops.

Taylor even made a cell phone case ahead of time as a sample to the teens.

“I had fun making the cell phone case. It was actually pretty easy,” Taylor said.

Sisters Kaylee and Kacey Whistler took on the duct tape challenge and decided to make flip flops as their project. Using the zebra print, neon green and black duct tape and cut out cardboard tracings of their feet, they each created a new pair of fancy footwear for themselves.


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