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
Block of wood for a base
Newspapers on which to paint
#7 or #8 Paint brush and pan
Hot glue gun and sticks