Archive for November 15th, 2006

Countdown to Thanksgiving (T minus 8) – Craft Project: Shred a Scarecrow

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Now here is a great way to kill 2 birds with one stone. This Thanksgiving craft project is made entirely of recycled materials. And with today being America Recycles Day, what better way to show your “recycling” spirit!

We’ll use scraps of cloth and paper for the clothing and hat, and we’ll shred yellow pages from a discarded telephone book to look like the straw. Recycling these materials will help save natural resources, energy, and landfill space.

These are the ingredients you’ll need:

Two straight sticks or dowel rods-about 3/8″ in diameter x 8″ and 3/8″ in diameter x12″
Shredded yellow pages
Scrap construction paper and fabric
Fine wire like telephone or florist’s wire
White glue
Block of wood for a base
Acrylic paint
Newspapers on which to paint
#7 or #8 Paint brush and pan
Hot glue gun and sticks
Electric drill

How to:

(Nov.15) Today we're celebrating…America Recycles Day

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

America Recycles Day
America is going green. Use today to educate and promote recycling and using recycled products in your life.

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Originally uploaded by don and cheryl

But there’s more to recycling than putting your newspaper, glass, plastics and metals out on the curb each week. Consumers should look for recycled content in the products they buy.

Recycled products are high-quality, proven products that perform as well as their non-recycled counterparts. By using recycled materials, the manufacturers of recycled products create less pollution and use less energy.*

Presidential Proclamation: America Recycles Day 2006

*America Recycles Day

We’re also celebrating today:

George Spelvin Day
I Love to Write Day
Georgia O’Keefe’s Birthday

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