Friday, July 10, 2009

Have Fun with Plarn (Plastic Yarn)

Yes, as lame as it may sound - any age can have fun making Plarn (plastic yarn)!!!

Let's face it, plastic bags are all around us. You go shopping and everything you buy is put in some kind of a plastic bag.
I ask you – what normally would you do with a plastic bag? Place in a bag keeper, drawer, cabinet, etc. and use to line a trash container, line the kitty litter box, put food scrapings in (I typically use a can if it is available), etc.. All completely reasonable good uses for plastic bags.

What should NOT be done?? The ultimate ‘no no’ - throwing it away.

Recycling doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be used as an opportunity to connect with your community, educate kids and students on the importance of recycling, and above all, come together as a family.

Here is an example - I teach a recycle crochet/knit class at a local senior citizen center and am amazed at how much fun both the ladies and men have cutting the strips and looping them together. I can't lay the plastic bags out on the table fast enough. That hour goes by so quickly.

Cutting and Stripping Tutorials are available on my blog.
No excuses - there is no time like the present to start having fun!!!

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