Duct Tape Network — About

What is the Duct Tape Network?

The Duct Tape Network (DTN) is a series of fun, hands-on maker clubs that encourage children 7-10 to use cardboard, tape, wood, fabric, LED lights, motors, and more to bring their stories and inventions to life.

Open Creation and Meaningful Design

DTN gives young people the increasingly rare opportunity to build things that they care about. In the process, children have fun, feel good about themselves, and acquire important skills for their lives.

Accessibility and Affordability

Using low-cost, low-threshold, everyday materials, DTN is about transforming ordinary spaces (schools, community centers, churches, garages) into extraordinary making spaces.


DTN Maker Clubs create opportunities for children to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and work with adults in a genuine, participatory way.