Check out these cute boxes we made- They are sturdy and fulfill the motto of using the single use plastics more then once.
We used recycled paper from the 99 cent store and newspaper, white glue, paint brushes and plastic containers.
We cut the paper in strips and made a milk like liquid by mixing one part glue to four parts warm water
And we wrapped the plastic containers in paper
It took a few days for them to thoroughly dry and once they did we were ready for the second part-
Using Mod Podge, paint brushes and tissue paper we ripped up the tissue paper and glued it on.
We tried to seal all the edges and over lap colors to create new ones-
The results are glossy, sturdy reusable boxes- that would make cute gifts.
Questions to consider while creating:
What materials are we using? Where do they come from? What is it made of?
Is this recycled art? Why?
I took this opportunity to go over the concept of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse.
What colors are we using? Are you making a pattern?
What are warm colors? Cool colors?
What materials are we reusing and what materials are new?
Do you have any creative uses for grocery store single use plastic containers?