Monday, October 25, 2010

Carson's Recycling Adventure

While at school one day, Carson heard about recycling Kool-Aid pouches into tote bags. So, of course, we had to give it a try. It took a couple weeks to accumulate enough pouches (some of his classmates donated theirs too), but eventually we had enough to start sewing.
First of all, we sewed the packages together into strips, then sewed the strips into two big squares (my sewing machine had not idea what was happening to it - it has NEVER had to sew any material like THAT before). Then we added the sides, bottom and handles. Here is Carson modelling our creation - it is a strong bag that will be great for carrying books or heading to the beach!!!
Now we are saving up more pouches for another project - possibly a Hallowe'em costume for Pugsley (?). Or maybe just another bag!

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1 comment:

Sandy said...

Thanks for this post. If you're looking for a cheaper and greener alternative to gas then use natural and renewable fuels. Carson and Long Beach, California is already doing it; how about your county? http://youtu.be/rbhIiwtmUks