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Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K-5 | Age: 5-11yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
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Students will recycle plastic cutlery and paper plates.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. First, cut the string into lengths from 4" to 6".
  2. Then, tie the string to the ends of the cutlery.
  3. Next poke some holes into the paper plate, thread the string through and tie a knot in each piece.
  4. Finally, fasten three pieces of string to the top of the plate.
  5. Optional: decorate the paper plate with crayons, paint, markers or paper.

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Whether it is a dustpan made out of a license plate, a bowl fashioned from a bent vinyl record, a pair of sandals with soles made of Goodyear tire treads, or a tin-can lantern, folk artists all over the world are turning trash into treasure.

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