Recycle craft for Earth Day

@freedomg (1684)
United States
April 20, 2010 1:16pm CST
I am teaching an art class on Earth day to a bunch of first graders and thoguht I would share it with you. My mother in law recently showed me that a regular can opener (electric or manual) will take the top off a soda can without leaving a sharp edgeTOO COOL. For this class we will be not only removing the top but also using a hole punch to make a hole right under the silver edge. I will be making a hole with the metal floded inwards to avoid sharp edges in the front about half way up the can. The kids then cover the can in paper and whatever else they want to use to decorate it (nothing shiny it scares the birds) and stringing twine through the hole at the top to hang it in the trees. Once dry fill up to hole in front with bird seed and hang. You kept the can out of the trash and will get many happy visitors in your yard to watch. Happy Earth Day. PS Earth Day I will not be online as we are turning off everything we don't have to have on (the fridge and deep freezers)starting at 8 am until 8 pm.Feel free to join us even if it's only for an hour.
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@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
thanks for reminding us about earth day. it's time we should give back to mother earth and take care of our environment before it's too late. i might join the 1 hour movement. it may not sound like it has a big impact but if all of us will contribute then it would really make a difference :)
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@freedomg (1684)
• United States
20 Apr 10
Thank you for the post. You joining the 1 hour cause would be great every little bit counts and the benefits are often seen as soon as you get your electric bill. We turn off our airconditioning right now every morning and so far we haven't had to turn it back on till the evening time. It brought my bill down from nearly $400 to $130 YAY!
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Thanks for the reminder....
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
20 Apr 10
I take soda cans to be recycled - no trash for me. Heck, I put my steel, plastics and cardboard in my recycling too - but the cans I give to someone who sells them.
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