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"One person's trash is

another person's
treasure."
By: Bria Miller

Introduction
O Reason for doing this: not all trash

is trash
O Things can be re-used
O Can create new things
O I made 3 crafts out of recycled
materials
O Spoon Light
O Key Wind Chime
O Bookmarks

Why Reuse?
O Keeps goods and materials out

of the waste stream


O Creates less air and water
pollution than making a new
item or recycling
O Saves money in purchases and
disposal costs

Spoon Light

Materials
O Plastic spoons
O Large plastic jug
O Scissors
O Double-sided tape
O Saw
O Light to install the spoon light on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BPqeeZum40

Bookmarks

Materials
O For this project I used the following

materials:
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Old cereal box, tissue box, etc.


Rubber bands
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Hole puncher
Black marker

Procedure
O 1. Use a ruler to measure how large I wanted the

bookmark to be

O 2. Use a pencil to sketch out the size and shape

of the bookmark

O 3. Go over the pencil lines with a black

marker

O 4. Break down box so that it is flat

O 5. Cut along the black lines


O 6. Use hole puncher to punch out a single

hole at the top of the bookmark

O 7. Take broken rubber band and tie it

through the hole at the top

O 8. Use as a bookmark

Key Wind Chime

Materials
O 7 keys
O 3 different colors of spray paint
O Stick
O String
O Scissors
O Fish line & hook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDXHHMVLpQ

Gregory Kloehn
Artist who
took trash
and recycled
materials
that he
found,
mostly on
the streets,
and used to
make small
houses for
homeless
people.

Gregory Kloehn
O To date, Kloehn has built 35 miniature homes for

the homeless in Oakland and San Francisco


O One of the biggest reasons for homelessness is
a life altering event or series of events that
were unexpected and unplanned for
O One of the most difficult things for people that
are homeless to overcome is to be able to go
back to their everyday lives
O He actually aims to reduce homelessness and
provide a safe shelter for those in poverty
O Most of the items that Kloehn used to make the
houses were things that were illegally thrown
onto the roads of Oakland

References
O Raczka,

S. (2016). Plastic Spoon Lamp. Retrieved November 8,


2016, from Handimania: http://www.handimania.com/diy/plasticspoon-lamp.html
O Top Causes of Homelessness in America. (2016). Retrieved
October 10, 2016, from Home Aid:
http://www.homeaid.org/homeaid-stories/69/top-causes-ofhomelessness
O Why Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. (2016). Retrieved November 8,
2016, from Greener Scottland:
http://www.greenerscotland.org/reduce-reuse-recycle/whyreduce-reuse-and-recycle
O Wiking, C. (2013, April 8). Recycled Crafts for Kids: DIY Key Wind
Chime. Retrieved November 8, 2016, from Inner Child Fun:
https://innerchildfun.com/2013/04/recycled-crafts-for-kids-diykey-wind-chime.html
O Zdrieu, N. (2009, March 24). Cereal Box Bookmarks. Retrieved
November 8, 2016, from Make:
http://makezine.com/2009/03/24/cereal_box_bookmarks/

Your Task
O I am going to give you 5 recyclable materials:
O Newspaper/magazine paper
O Empty bottle
O Bottle cap
O Paper clip
O String

O You have 5 minutes to create anything you

can think of using the materials provided


O Once 5 minutes is up, the class will vote on
who they think created the best piece
O The winner will receive a prize

Voting Time!
O I will give everyone a yellow slip of paper
O Students will walk around the room and

look at each others pieces


O Students will place their yellow slip of
paper next to the piece that they think is
the best
O You cannot vote for your own piece
O Whoever receives the most yellow slips is
the winner!

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