I did something and now I am thinking it might not have the best idea I have ever had, but here goes: I made an indoor hopscotch game. With Duck* tape. On the wood floors.
Anyway, the tape is now on the wood floors. I really really really hope it comes off.
Here's the thing, my kids love to play hopscotch, especially my middle two kids. And by the time school is over each day, the backyard is pretty chilly - and full of leaves that no one has bothered to rake yet.
So instead of going outside and being cold and slipping on leaves, we brought the game inside.
The how-to is almost a no-brainer. Just get some duct tape and a pair of scissors and you're in business. Notice how the boxes get bigger the farther up the hopscotch board you go. That was not intentional, it was more a function of not mapping out a plan first, so if things like asymmetrical boxes bother you, use a ruler first.
You'll also need a permanent marker to draw the numbers inside the boxes. My first thought had been to use the tape to make the numbers, but that turned out to be a lot of work so it was my trusty Sharpie to the rescue!
The only question is what will happens when I try to pull the tape up. Maybe nothing. Maybe the tape will just come off the wood floors flawlessly and all will be well.
Or maybe I should start googling "get duct tape residue off wood floors" now and file away the answers for sometime in the spring.
I'll have to let you know what I find.
What do you think? Will my wood floors ever be the same? Would you try this?
*I know it's actually called duct tape, but the brand name on this one is Duck tape.
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