Water Bottle Raft
After thinking about Reishee and his island, I asked my mom if I could build an island from water bottles...the idea was rejected. I asked my mom if I could build a raft, and she said sure...so i've started collecting water bottles. Not only does the final result get me excited, but people's responses do as well. Of course there are those who think i'm crazy (as there are with any of my schemes), but there are so many more who just love the idea, and get enthralled in it. A friend in crew is going to empty the boat house recycling bin for me, a teacher told me that the recycling bin in the teacher work room is over flowing, many more offer to collect water bottles from their families, and bring in the 20+ bottles from their cars.
I bring a bag to school to collect them, and collect bottles from people...just being a part of this great recycling project (I want it to be 98% recycled) excites people, so when they see one person donate a bottle, others will hurry to finish their water and donate it to the cause as well.
The whole thing has just opened my eyes to how many bottles are thrown out, instead of being recycled...it's amazing.
Just because people will probably be asking, this is my plan:
- Two large water bottle pontoons will be on either side
- A wooden frame/deck will be clipped onto the pontoons via eye bolts and carabiners
- Homemade oars
- Big ole water tight cooler bolted onto the back for storage
- Two stadium seats bolted onto the deck to sit on