All you need to know about Plastic project reuse and how to use it will be given below:
What is Plastic Project Reuse?
Reusing items such as plastics to use in new ways has many benefits. Not only are you minimizing the amount of waste that you produce, but you can often save money when you use what you already have for new purposes. Instead of buying an item new, you can use your imagination to make the item out of things you already have. The creative process of up cycling can be fun and exciting, and people of all ages often enjoy these projects. Plastic bottles are a perfect material to use for up cycling projects and science projects. They are a blank canvas, inviting creativity.
They are also lightweight and versatile. Pass the time in new ways using plastic bottles for science and craft projects. Once you start to look at plastic bottles with a new eye, you may be amazed at the many new things you can make with them. It’s also possible to use glass jars and bottles for many upcycling craft projects. Plant an indoor herb garden using plastic bottles, use the bottles to make pen or pencil jars, make innovative bird feeders, and much more. Solve storage problems by making containers and baskets out of old bottles. The baskets can be different sizes, depending on the size of the bottle you use.
Tiny bottles can become tiny containers for holding and organizing small objects. Use a large laundry detergent bottle to make a big storage tote to hold lots of items. Some containers can even be fashioned to have handles, making them ideal for carrying around the house or even out and about. Anyone with a little artistic ability might be able to draw shapes of animals onto large plastic bottles, then cutting them out to make a napkin holder or a cell phone holder. Paint designs onto the plastic or stickers to it, too, for even more design fun.
Plastic bottles are a simple and inexpensive material to use for science projects, too. Many families can gather a number of these bottles in just a short time, making it possible to begin exploring science with them. Additional materials and ingredients that may be needed include baking soda, white vinegar, vegetable oil, food coloring, dishwashing liquid, corn syrup, candy, balloons, a thermometer, drinking straws, scissors, and more. Safety is an important element to consider when exploring science at home, and kids should always be supervised if they are tackling experiments. Ideally, adults should actively participate in science experiments, but at the minimum, always have an adult in the room while kids are exploring science. Everyone conducting or supervising science experiments should wear safety gear, also, such as goggles, smocks, and plastic gloves, to avoid injuries. Once you see how you can use plastic containers for craft projects and science projects, you might want to branch out and try other science projects as well.
Making slime is one example of a science experiment that lends itself easily to a home science project, because many of the ingredients in slime are things most people have in their kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Liquid starch, laundry detergent, baking soda, food coloring, body lotion, and cornstarch are just a few examples of slime ingredients that you can mix together to make a gooey concoction. Following science instructions is a beneficial exercise for kids, because it requires them to read, follow instructions, and analyze. Most kids love watching science erupt in front of them. Make an exciting volcano using baking soda, white vinegar, and food coloring. A homemade lava lamp or rocket ship is another possibility for a home science lab.
TYPES OF PLASTIC PROJECTS/CRAFTS
- OIL AND WATER PLASTIC CRAFTS/BOTTLES.
ITEMS NEEDED INCLUDE
• A bottle – ours are glass but for younger children plastic would be a better choice for obvious reasons
• A funnel
• Oil – any type will do, we used rice bran oil because we have a large 4L bottle of it in the cupboard
• Food coloring and an eye dropper if it doesn’t already have one on the bottle top
How to make them
We used a jug for pouring to make it easier to manage for them. First fill a bottle half full with water using a funnel to prevent mess. Then fill the other half of the bottle up with oil. Next add a few drops of food coloring and watch them drift down slowly through the oil. The oil is thicker than water and as we know, they don’t mix. The oil floats on top of the water, and the food coloring won’t mix with the oil. Once the food coloring drops hit the base of the oil, they slip into the water in pretty trails, before diluting and changing the colour of the water. Screw the lids on tightly and shake! The oil and water mix with lots of bubbles, and then slowly separate again. It’s quite mesmerizing to watch and the girls were very fascinated by shaking them, watching them separate, and then shaking them again. I have taken a few pictures at different stages of the shaking and separating.
WATER BOTTLE PROJECTS FOR PIGGY BANK
Having older kids, money is now kind of a big deal. Not only are their wants more expensive, but they also need actual cash for many different things, whether school activities, field trips, or to keep on hand when out with friends. No need to waste even more money by buying a piggy bank from the store, kids can simply make their own from water bottles! To make 2 of our Water Bottle Piggy Banks you will need empty, clean, and dry water bottles. The shorter ones work best for piggies. Also gather together pink paper, googly eyes, pink pipe cleaners, pink wooden beads, hot glue, and scissors.
2 Empty Water Bottles, shorter ones
3-4 Sheets Paper, pink patterns
-4 Small Self-Stick Googly Eyes
-1 Pink Pipe Cleaner
-8 Small Pink Wooden -Beads (about Â½â€�)
On one side of each bottle, cut out a slit about 2 inches long and Â½ inch wide. The long length of the slit should run the same way as the length of the bottle. From the paper, cut out a piece for each bottle that will fit them by wrapping it around the bottles. The paper should be sized so there is about an inch of plastic showing at the bottom of the bottles and the spout part will be showing at the top of the bottles. Wrap each paper around each bottle and glue with your glue gun.
Cut out the paper where you put the slits in the plastic so those are open. Make sure before you glue things on, the slit opening is at the top of the bottle when it is laying down. Cut out 4 little pig ears from another piece of pink paper and cut out 2 little round circles the same size as the lids to the bottles. Glue each circle to each bottle cap. Glue 2 little ears on each bottle on the edge of the paper nearest to the spout part. Stick 2 googly eyes on each bottle about halfway between the cap and the ears. Turn the bottle over to the bottom side, the side opposite of the slit opening. Glue on 4 pink beads so they look like the pig’s legs. Spread them apart equally so when you turn it back over the pig will be standing on the four bead legs. Cut a short piece of the pipe cleaner, twist it into a loose spiral, and glue it to the bottom of the bottle to look like the pig’s tail and that’s all.
BOTTLE PROJECTS FOR BIRD FEEDERS
1. Soda Bottle Bird Feeder A favorite of the elementary school classroom, the soda bottle bird feeder is a simple DIY project for bird lovers of all ages. After rescuing a 1- to 2-liter soda bottle from the recycling bin, look around your house or yard for two wooden spoons, dowels, or twigs you can use for the project; these will create a place for the birds to sit while they eat.
2. Tray Bird Feeder Got leftover pieces of wood from a past house project? Then you can make this simple tray feeder from Birds & Blooms. You’ll also need an aluminum screen that you can buy at a hardware or home improvement store, as well as experience using a drill and hammer. You can even upcycle old windows, picture frames, or other wooden household items into a tray bird feeder.
3. Automatically Refilling Glass Bottle Bird Feeder Online crafting magazine Esprit Cabane offers a fresh take on the DIY recycled bird feeder, providing instructions for an automatically refilling feeder made from wood scraps, wire, and old glass and plastic bottles. After building a wooden shelf for the feeder, you’ll use wire to fasten the glass bottle upside down, leaving a 3 to 4 centimeter space between the opening of the bottle and the base of the shelf to allow bird seed to pour out gradually. Cut off the bottom of a plastic bottle and place it under the glass bottle; this will serve as the bird seed dish.
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