Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Recycling Eggcartons (skiptomylou.org)

A quick trip through the house and we found everything we needed to make a nice little bouquet.

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I cut the carton apart and my daughter began painting.

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I put a small hole in the bottom and stuck a green pipe cleaner through and then attached a folded yellow pipe cleaner by bending the green one over. We then added a plastic pony bead to the top of the yellow pipe cleaners. On some we instead hot glued a medium sized pom pom to the inside of the flower.

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We made leaves by using the shaped kind of pipe cleaners.

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We attached the leaves by bending them around the stem. I added a dab of hot glue to the underside of the flower to keep the green pipe cleaner in place.

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My daughter painted a toilet paper roll to make a vase. A 1 3/4" circle punch makes a perfect bottom for the toilet paper roll--just hot glue it on. We filled the 'vase' with rocks to keep it steady.

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*Get creative with your carton. Use different shapes and layer them.


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