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CREATE RECYCLED HOLIDAY DECORATIONSUsing a soup carton, create fun holiday tags or Christmas ornaments with recycled materials while experimenting with patterns.
REDUSE, REUSE, RECYCLE
While we've all been taught the three 'R's' in school, and there is no doubt all three are important - one is simply essential: reusing.
In many ways, reusing is better than recycling because it saves on energy required to dismantle and re-manufacture products. It also reduces waste and pollution as repurposing items doesn't require new raw materials, saving both forests and water supplies.
Unwrapping present, especially during the holidays for those who celebrate, can be so much fun, but it isn't great the for environment. So much of Christmas wrapping paper ends up in landfills since the glitter and gloss make them unable to be recycled.
So what can you do to help reduce and reuse during the holiday season? Try making your own wrapping paper out of plain kraft paper, which can be recycled. Or use old t-shirts, scarfs or scrap fabrics to wrap your gifts. You can also repurpose old paintings, drawings, or unfinished works to make unique wrapping paper and give an old project a new purpose.
Join us as we make our own Christmas tags or ornaments, out of a repurposed soap carton to create environmentally friendly and beautiful gift tags and decorations.
How do you plan to reduce, reuse or recycle for the holidays?
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- Recycled soup carton
- Toothpick or BBQ stick
- Black permanent marker
- Scrap paper (to sketch pattern)
- Hole puncher (or ask your grown up for help using a knife or awl)
- Optional: twine, old ribbon, spare fabric strips to tie or hang your tag or ornament