Wednesday, September 8, 2010
What Would You Do With It? Wednesday #3: Plastic Bottles
I almost forgot this morning that it was Wednesday! With the long holiday weekend, I'm having trouble keeping my days straight! With that in mind, my photo of plastic bottles today is a little weak! (I store my bottles in the basement, and well, I didn't have time this morning to go down and get a good photo!) The bottles in this picture are not the ones we typically use. (In Michigan, any bottle that had carbonated beverages in it has a $0.10 deposit on it. We typically return all of these bottles and use water/juice/sports drink bottles for our projects, but you get the idea!)
I have been truly inspired by the work of some folks in Scotland. I ordered the plans, and have visions of "someday" scaling down their greenhouse plans to make a playhouse in our yard with plastic bottles like the ones in this link.
Here are a few things we have made out of plastic bottles:
This was inspired by Family Fun. We opted to make ours into windsocks instead of staked spinners. We used sun catcher paint and a variety of other collage materials to decorate our bottles: (This one is made with a gatorade bottle).
We also made spinners by covering a bottle with colored duct tape and then cutting lines down the side:
Now it's your turn to share... What would you do with them?
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