Wednesday, July 8

Word to the wise Wednesday - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for FUN.

Plastic Bag Kites
Ok, so plastic bags are bad. Shouldn't use them and we don't most of the time - but I have 4 set aside to make plastic kites when it stops raining (hopefully sometime today)
You need per kite:
1 plastic bag
3-10m string depending on where you will use it (i.e. windy environment or just running around the backyard)
Scraps of coloured plastic bags and/or streamers cut into 40cm strips.
Basically at the bottom of the bag staple on streamers and thread one end of your string through both handles of a supermarket shopping bag and then tie the threaded end to the length (i.e. it should be a loop).
You could also wind the end around a stick so your little ones can grip.

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2 lovely comments:

Eco-Chic-Mummy on July 8, 2009 at 8:04 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Great idea! I NEVER accept plastic bags but the devils still find their way into the house - grr! I will definitely do this next windy day.

Chantel on July 8, 2009 at 11:29 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

What a neat way to re-use and recycle :)

Hope the rain does stop today for you!


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