It is never too
early to begin teaching kids the importance of recycling. A great way to do this
is by showing them how they can make something from recycled goods. Here is a
great project that displays this. This recycled paper bracelet is a great
project to have them create. The bracelet was designed by, Cathie and Steve.
Mod Podge ® Matte, 16
Cardboard from a Cracker Box, Ruler and Pencil, Scissors, Scrapbook, Paper,
Foam Paintbrush, 25” Ribbon for Ties, Scrap Ribbon, Glue,
Paper Flowers, and Buttons
Using a ruler, pencil
and scissors, cut the cardboard in a rectangle shape that measures 1.5” x
5”. Cut the scrapbook paper to 3.5” x 5”.
Apply the paper to
the cardboard with Mod Podge. Coat the back of the paper with Mod Podge. Center
the paper over the cardboard rectangle. Press to secure. Wrap the
ends of the paper around to the back of the cardboard. Press and overlap
the ends. Top coat both sides with a coat of Mod Podge. Use your fingers
to press out any air bubbles. Smooth your brushstrokes. Allow to
dry. Bend a gentle curve in the bracelet.
Cut the 25” piece of
ribbon in half. Glue each piece to the ends of the cardboard. Glue
scrap ribbons around the ends of the cardboard.
Add flower embellishments
to the bracelet. Using glue attach the flowers to the top center of the
bracelet. Add a button to the center.
To wear, wrap around
your wrist and tie the ribbons into a bow.