This is an easy way to recycle. It is a simple plastic bag bag that only requires a basic knowledge of two words: over and under. The only materials that you need can be found in almost any home and the end product is useful, not just something pretty that sits on a shelf.
Step 1: What You'll Need
For this bag you'll need:
1. An ample supply of plastic bags
2. Cardboard ( a little bit bigger than your finished bag)
5. Duct Tape (any color, I just happened to have teal)
Step 2: Make Your Loom
Take your card board and cut small slits on the top and bottom sides. They should be about half an inch apart and both sides should be identical. Its fine if they're not, but it makes it a little bit easier if they are.
Step 3: Threading your Loom
Now you are going to add the warp threads to your loom. The warp threads are the ones that run vertically across your loom, later you will weave the weft threads on (plastic bags). This is where your yarn comes in. You're going to need a lot so don't cut your piece off until your done threading. Take the end and stick it through one of the end slots and wrap it around the slot. Next hook it over the corresponding slot. Turn your loom over and hook your yarn through another slot. Keep going like this until you've used all the slots up. Wrap the final end around its slot. I know that all that sounds confusing, but hopefully my pictures will help.
Step 4: Making your "Yarn"
Take your plastic bag and lay it out flat, with the side seams tucked in. Cut off the bottom and the handles so that you are left with a plastic tube. You can weave these in later. Fold your bag length wise and cut it into pieces about an inch and a half wide. Once you unfold and cut these, they will be your yarn. (They will be loops until you make a small cut, the pictures will explain more)