One of my new hobbies is “upcycling,” which means taking unwanted items and turning them into something usable. For example, I had an old T-shirt with a weird stain on it, but I really liked the fabric color. I cut the good parts of the fabric into long strips and braided them to create a cute new headband. There are tons of ways you can repurpose old clothes, especially if you have sewing skills. For some fun ideas, visit greenliving.national
Upcycling doesn’t stop at fabric, though. Almost anything from bottle caps to egg cartons can be transformed. All it takes is a little creativity and craftsmanship. Check out the crafts at upcycle.co.za/recycle.html. This site has some cool projects, such as milk bottle earrings and a birdhouse made from wood scraps. Many of these crafts would make great gifts. Before you start, be sure to ask a parent for help — some of the projects require power tools or sharp objects like knives. Have fun!
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