Introduction: Upcycling Project
WHAT IS THE 3 R’S AND UPCYCLING?
The Three R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Tips on reducing waste and conserving resources. The three R's - reduce, reuse and recycle - all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. They conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy.
REDUCE: Reducing the amount of waste you produce is the best way to help the environment. There are lots of ways to do this. For example: Buy products that don't have a lot of packaging. Or Start a compost bin. Some people set aside a place in their yard where they can dispose of certain food and plant materials.
REUSE: Instead of throwing things away, try to find ways to use them again.Like:Plastic containers and reusable lunch bags are great ways to take your lunch to school without creating waste.
RECYCLE: Many of the things we use every day, like paper bags, soda cans, and milk cartons, are made out of materials that can be recycled. Recycled items are put through a process that makes it possible to create new products out of the materials from the old ones.
UPCYCLING: reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UPCYLING AND RECYCLING? Upcycling is described as reusing a material without degrading the quality and composition of the material for its next use while recycling breaks down the material it was made of to.
Step 1: Step 1: All Steps
- Milk or Juice Carton
- A few pencils
- Construction paper
- Cloth or mask to make the eyes (something of your own choice).
- Little light (if you want to add)
Step 1: First you want to cover your milk or juice carton all around with construction paper. Choose any color you would like to cover the carton with.
Step 2: Next, Using a sharpie, draw an arch shape towards the bottom of each side of your carton and then cut out the arch with scissors.
Step 3: Then, Under the arches insert your pencils as shown. Birds will be able to perch on these pencils while they are eating from the feeder.
Step 4: Next, With whatever type of fabric or mask you decided to chose put that above your arch and you can either tape it, staple, or glue it.
Step 5: The final step is to make a whole at the top of the carton and put a string through and your project is complete. If you want you can add a little light inside the box.
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