In case you missed it, tape got a makeover. The kind that would make Cinderella jealous. Give these creative and colorful masking, painter’s and of course washi tapes a chance to shine with your crew during summer play time. From an easily changed-up dance game to simple masking tape balance beams, we’ve rolled out the best games to play using tape. Bonus: All these ideas work for inside play when it’s just too hot to hang outdoors!

Pac in the Fun
Introduce the iPod generation to a classic arcade game, sans screen. All it takes is masking tape, a few enthusiastic players and a mind for Pac-Man maze-making. Lay out your maze then send your little Pac-Person off along the lines, with those pesky ghosts in hot pursuit. This live-action version plays out just the way you remember it, with Pac-Man trying to avoid capture and the ghosts trying their best to get him. Waka waka noises optional!

Photo: Allison Sutcliffe

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— Allison Sutcliffe