Last year I picked up some washi tape at the craft store, not really knowing at the time what I’d do with it. Washi tape is a Japanese paper tape, similar in weight to highlighter tape, but without the plastic coating. It holds (better than highlighter tape, in my opinion) and yet pulls off cleanly. It is easy to tear, so there is no need for a dispenser. You can write on the paper surface with a pencil, pen, or marker. Washi tape is affordable too; I’ve picked up sale rolls for as little as fifty cents. Once you have this cool, patterned tape, what will you do with it? Here are 10 fun classroom uses to get you started.