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DC is going to Elementary school for the first time. We've spent some time over there this summer cleaning up and doing projects and I've noticed LOTS of juice box straw wrappers. It's really depressing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
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I thought that if I collected them for a few months and then maybe did a holiday craft like a window or tree decoration it might drive the point home in a more subtle way than my ranting about the trash.<br><br>
Do you have any ideas on craft ideas for these little plastic things? The wrappers are kind of interesting as far as trash goes - flexible, shiny.<br><br>
Other ideas about how to show how much trash these thigns create is also very much welcome.
 

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well i used to know this lady who made wreaths out of small plastic bags she would just scrunch them up on a wire and then shape it into a wreath and the decorate it.it kind of looked like ice being clear plastic and all.i really dont know what else you could do with something that small.
 

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you can roll them up tight like on a toothpick and glue it to make beads. String the beads on wire to make necklaces or bracelets.<br><br>
I know a woman who cut plastic grocery store bags into strips and crocheted the strips into purses. Maybe you could do that.
 

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i also saw on a craft sit where the plastic was ironed together into big sheets like fabric you could cut and sew a pattern with it.look up plastic craft ideas on <a href="http://www.craftster.org" target="_blank">www.craftster.org</a> it is a wonderful place full of ideas!
 
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