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Tips for Taping with Paper

Teaching Kindergarten brought on a lot of papered projects, with lots and lots of tape. When it was time to take down the children’s paper decorations, I had a terrible time removing the tape from off the back of the paper. The tape tends to tear almost all the way through the paper.

I came up with this solution for my tape dilemma. I place tape flat down onto the paper where I want tape to go. Then I place my rolled piece of tape on the flat tape spot. When I am ready to remove the tape, it comes right off and doesn’t tear my paper. You can even reuse the paper and tape it up again when you need to. It works with scotch tape, packing tape, and masking tape. No more tape dilemmas with this simple and easy tape tip.


  1. Great idea! I’m going to have to try it, we staple on some surfaces, but some we tape and it ends up getting ruined. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Wow, this tip has you calling me Brilliant! It really is a paper saver!

    Now looking at the photo, it’s not the best picture of the tape, but I think you all have got the point.

  3. that is an awesome idea. so many times i have problems either getting the tape off the wall and paper or just the paper so that i can still keep the picture. i’m glad that you shared your awesome idea!

  4. Okay, I typed in my webiste wrong….now you can check me out if you so desire. Thanks again for the great tip! :)

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I have to tell you that this is one of the smartest ideas! My oldest is in 9th grade and my youngest is in 2nd grade….still in the artwork years. I’ve been taping up artwork for 14 years and NEVER thought of this. Thank you!

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