Make the four legs first. Cut the side seams the part of the cup that has been glue together out of the cup and then squeeze the sides together rolling the sides over each other and glue them together with a hot melt glue gun.
Recycling is a last resort. Recycling is what we do with something when we have exhausted all opportunities to redesign, reuse or repair it, or to simply do without it altogether.
As a last resort, recycling is better than a landfill or incineration for sure. By using less paper, you can reduce your impact on forests, cut energy use and climate change emissions, limit water, air and other pollution and produce less waste.
Reducing your demand for paper will also help lessen the social impacts and human rights abuses linked to paper production.
The climate benefits of reducing paper consumption are significant. This is the equivalent of takingcars off the road for a year. See the cool infographic at the end of this article. Think how much better the world would be if current levels of paper production were used to make books for schools in poor nations instead of wasted on unnecessary office printouts and junk mail.
Here are some ways you can cut your paper consumption for good and save a ton of money in the process. I use a different color for every member of the family, and unless someone makes a big mess, I only wash them once a week.
Use rags or kitchen towels instead of paper towels. Avoid using paper plates and cups. Use durable, washable ones if you need something for a social occasion.
I keep a large set of cheap mix-match plates from the thrift store for BBQs and parties, but you can also ask people to bring their own plate and cup too! If you must use paper plates, try to buy the type made with recycled content. Buy bulk foods using your own reusable containers rather than buying packaged foods at the grocery store.
Join or start a buying club and save even more paper and money! Use your own reusable bag at all the stores you go to not just the grocery store and skip the paper bags. Use reusable coffee filters metal mesh or unbleached cloth instead of paper ones.
Where to find online. White-paper coffee filters bleached with chlorine are not only bad for the environment the paper mills that bleach the filters dump wastewater containing dioxins into waterwaysbut some of the chlorine and dioxins can end up in your coffee.
Use a handkerchief instead of tissue. Use recycled toilet paper. If every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin toilet paper with one roll of recycled post-consumer waste recycled toilet paper, trees would still be standing.
Now think of how many rolls of toilet paper you use every year… 9. Using family cloth is not only a major money saver and tree preserver, but cloth wipes are way, way more comfortable too! And while your replacing paper in the bathroom, consider using cloth menstrual pads or a Diva cup in lieu of pads and tampons in paper packaging.1.
Make a sorter with ping pong balls and a yogurt container.
You can really create sorters from anything, but these ping pong balls are so colorful and bright, that I decided they would be perfect for sorting.
Cut out an opening in a container slightly larger than the size of a ping pong ball(it’s hard to see an opening in this picture since the lid is clear).
What you will need: Dinner-sized Paper Plate (Use the cheap paper plate that don't have the shiny finish.) Two Lunch-size Paper Plates (Use the cheap paper plate that don't have the shiny finish.).
A convenient, portable alternative to traditional brushes and refill cartridges, Pentel's Color Brush Pens are filled with brightly colored, waterbased, liquid dye ink that dries quickly.
They feature a flexible nylon tip that produces a variety of lines, from fine detail to broad sweeping strokes. Feeding a crowd doesn't have to cost a lot! In this post you'll find party ideas, menus, recipes, budget guidelines, and entertaining must haves. This craft was inspired by Cassie Stephens' awesome woven tree art projects that she did with her 3rd graders.
(If you haven't seen this art project, you need to check it out.
Seriously. These kids did some gorgeous work!) Instead of doing trees, I made myself a rainbow. When you think of hanging Chinese paper lanterns, you probably think of a great piece of decor for an Oriental theme.
But at Just Artifacts, the leading paper lantern and decor store, our selection of hanging paper lanterns goes far beyond Asian-style lanterns and can fit any occasion.