Crafting Craze with 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Crafting Craze with 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes review by Simply Lambchops

Having time to craft with my children is something I enjoy and treasure. The time spent together to make something allows me to chat with the older two children as well as to observe their personalities. One of my children tends to be more meticulous than the other, and it has shown time and again, through the art pieces. So, when I was invited to the launch of the new 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes where we would spend an afternoon of crafting, I knew I had to bring the kids along!

If you are a noob to washi tapes, fret not. I was also only introduced to washi tapes a year back (yes, I was so deprived) through some of the local mom bloggers and ever since then, I have been so fascinated by these colourful tapes. Imagine tapes which can instantly transform a simple material or just about anything(!) into so many possibilities! What's more, it's by 3M - one of the trusted brands I go to where it comes to crafting tools and tapes! What else can I ask for?!

Possibilities with 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes!

Thoughts penned by Ch:
The 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes are fabulous because every time you peel off the tape, it does not tear easily and best of all, when it is peeled off, there would not be any marks made by the tape! It is really a pleasure to use the tape to decorate things. So when we were invited to the 3M media invite, we were so excited. Initially, the plan was that L goes somewhere with dad or he can stay with mom. But when they reached the restaurant called Food for Thought, they decided to stay too! When the briefing began, we found out that using washi tape is not just for making cards, but can be used for many many many many many other purposes. We had to decorate a chair and make some fairy wings to stick at the back using any of the 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes. We were all as energetic as a kangeroo! Well, everyone except for dad. He was busy munching on the food provided. When we were done, we heard super news from the organisers!! We could bring home the tapes we used! Dad was so excited that he started stuffing the tapes into the bag. It was truly a memorable experience and we will never ever ever ever forget it.         

High tea by Food for Thought

Using 3M Scotch Expressions Magic Tape
to decorate the angel wing

I was pleasantly surprised to see Ch patiently unrolling the tapes, and pasting 
them in neat rows. The full concentration she had on the angel wing and the chair was something I was proud of that afternoon. As for L, after realising that he would not be able to do the rocket backing for the chair, he got busy and started experimenting the tapes on a plastic cup, which he uses now to keep his sweets. 

L had his share of fun too!

What I love about the the 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes:

They are so easy to peel off, and will not leave any adhesive marks. They can also be repositioned easily. Also, you won't even need any scissors to cut the tapes. Simply tear them with your fingers. It's that easy. 

More about the 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes: 
: Scotch Expressions Magic Tape comes in 3-packs of complementary colours and patterns. It has a matte finish, just like the traditional Magic tape. It is easy to write on with pen, pencil or marker too!
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: Scotch Expressions Washi Tape comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns. These tapes have a paper finish. 
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: Scotch Expressions Masking Tape is the essential in every household. Instead of boring yellow masking tape, the Scotch Expressions Masking Tape has many vibrant colours and fun patterns too! 
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These tapes can be found at selected Popular bookstores and other leading retailers (S$3.90 to S$9.90 w/gst). Though it may sound pricey, the tapes are of good quality and will make your money worth. 

With the stash of 3M Scotch Expressions Tapes, the kids did more craft at home. We decorated a boring blue dinosaur and turned it into Mrs Pooh Pooh Blue with well-manicured nails. L also personalised a brown paper bag as his snack bag.

If you want more creative project ideas, hop over to and be wowed by what else you can do with the Expressions Tapes. It is just so easy to get your children involved in creating beautiful crafts with these tapes!

We enjoyed ourselves! Thank you, 3M!

Disclaimer: We were invited for the 3M Make Amazing launch event, and participated in the crafting session for the purposes of this review. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions are ours.

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  1. So creative to make a 'vest' for Mrs Pooh Pooh Blue! Must be the first dino with nail polish washi on earth! :)


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