I have had several requests for recycled crafts projects that kids can do. With that in mind, here is a quick upcycle project that children and adults can both enjoy. First you need a large plastic container. The container I used was a 64 oz. soda pop cup that I found and decided that I would re-purpose into a plastic bag keeper.
Below is a picture tutorial that I put together to show the steps for this project.
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Punch a small hole on either side of the cup for the bag hanger. I used a metal one-hole punch and just punched several times to make the hole big enough for 3 strands of plastic bag yarn or plarn to fit through.
I cut 3 plastic bag loops about 1 inch wide. This is the same method of cutting strips that I use when making plastic bag yarn. Here is a link to show how to cut the plastic bag into loops. Hold the 3 loop strips together and thread it from the outside of the cup to the inside. Make sure you keep your strands flat and evenly held together. Tie a knot at the end of the plastic to secure it on the inside of the cup.
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Using the three strands, braid or chain the plastic bag yarn together. Once you have braided the plastic bag yarn together, insert the loose end from the outside of the cup to the inside. Tie a knot on the inside to secure your hanger.
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