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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
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How to turn household trash into recycled crafts


Soda Can Candle Votive

Supplies: soda can, scissors, knife

1. Using the tip of the knife, poke a hold under the seam of the can. Using the scissors, cut off the top of the can.

2. Cut the can into 16 even strips. Bend the strips out.

3. Weave the strips together. To do this, fold each strip over the strip to its right.

4. Pull the strips until they are tight and press the creases down. Cut off the excess strips.

Recycled Notebook

Supplies: cardboard, sheets of paper, scissors, hole punch, book rings, pencil

1. Trace two sheets of paper onto the cardboard.

2. Cut out the two pieces of cardboard. These will be the front and back covers of the notebook.

3. Hole-punch the pieces of cardboard and the paper.

4. Attach everything together with the book rings.

Compiled by Molly Smith with the help of Nat Clarke, ’11, member of Whitman Campus Greens

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