Introduction: Wear a Rainbow on Your Head!
When the toner ribbon is spent in a color printer, it inevitably winds up in a landfill - unless you REMAKE it! I took a pile of this toner ribbon and knitted it into a fun hat for my daughter. This is also a great way to introduce knitting to children. The result is a strong, lightweight, waterproof hat that casts colorful shadows wherever the sun hits it. It's like wearing a rainbow on your head!
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Step 1: Take Your Trash...
Gather spent toner ribbon from a color printer.
Step 2: ...and KNIT!
Using a round loom, knit the toner ribbon into a hat! Since the ribbon is thicker than yarn, the knitting process is easier and faster. Perfect for teaching children how to knit!
Step 3: And Voila! You Have a Rainbow Hat!
And the landfill has one less thing in it!
Participated in the
Trash to Treasure Contest 2017