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Raid the Recycling Bin: 10 Recycled Crafts


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Spoon People
Colored spoons could make each of your spoon people unique.
Colored spoons could make each of your spoon people unique.
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Plastic spoons are great for a family picnic, but chances are they either end up in the recycling bin, or worse, the trash after the fun is over. Next time you have a picnic, save those spoons and wash them off for some craft time. Along with the spoons, all you need is some colored construction paper and glue. Cut strips of the paper about a half an inch wide and fold them back and forth until you have small, accordion-like springy legs and arms. Glue the arms and legs to the spoon in the appropriate spots, and then decorate the head with eyes, hair and mouth. The result? Spoon people that are great to use as tree decorations.


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