There’s just something about Duck Tape that brings out every dad’s inner MacGyver*. Whether it’s extending the longevity of white sneakers by patching a whole in the toes or constructing a hammock made entirely of that famous silver tape, give a dad five minutes and a roll of Duck Tape and it’s on. He might just save the world.
Considering roughly 54 million uses of Duck Tape exist in the known universe, it would be impossible to craft a list of the Best or Top 5. Instead, we here at Classic Dad present to you 5 dad-inspired hacks to help get you out of everyday #StickySituations.
Portable Entertainment Center
Today’s minivans and SUV’s have built-in entertainment centers for the kiddos. But what if you don’t have today’s minivan? What if you have 2008’s minivan? Not a problem! All you need is a tablet and a roll of Duck Tape.
Fixing 90’s Style Sunglasses
It’s an established fact that dad hasn’t bought new sunglasses since 1997. That speaks to a few things, such as dad’s insane ability to never lose anything. Ever. But also, he’s not going to replace those classic shades just because they got a little dinged up. He’s going to add some perfectly rolled Duck Tape and, boom, those shades now have a silver racing stripe.
Beer Security System
Is there anything sadder than spilled beer? We can’t think of anything. Sure, this particular Dad Hack is extreme, but when you absolutely, positively want to make sure you don’t drop that beer, Duck Tape has your back. This also reminds Dad of his college glory days when he did Edward FortyHands with two forties and a mess of Duck Tape.
Note: This is a professional actor who didn’t mind losing the hair on his hand/arm upon removing the tape. Duck Tape kindly reminds you that their product is super-sticky, so maybe this is more of a hack to chuckle at than to try at home.
You don’t spend years bonding with a recliner just to replace it when it gets a little tear in the leather. Is that what you do to your best chair friend? No, you grab some Duck Tape and go to work. Then you sit back down and watch the rest of Die Hard (probably).
Lawn Mower Throttle Control
Warning: Professional lawn mower operators only.
Double Warning: Even professional lawn mower operators shouldn’t try this. But it sure was fun to tape down the throttle and let it ride!
*It is required by International Dad Law that any mention of Duck Tape be accompanied by at least one MacGyver reference.