Using Water Bottles As Art

Using Water Bottles As Art

There are many art projects you can engage in by using water bottles. This is a great way to create something beautiful whilst recycling. Encourage your young ones and others to go GREEN with these crafts endeavors.

Lava lamp
All you need are simple materials that can be found in the kitchen or around the house: –

1 transparent bottle with cap
Water
Food coloring
Either vegetable or mineral oil
1 flashlight
Salt or baking soda

First, fill the water bottle with oil, about three quarters and add on water. Leave a little space at the top. The water will descend to the bottom and minute bubbles will emerge. Add a few drops of food coloring, two or more to add dimension. It will take a few moments for the color to merge. Switch on the flashlight and point it to the makeshift lamp. Drop little bits of baking soda or salt into the concoction, and voila, you now have your very own unique home-made lava lamp. To get the same effect later on, attach the cap on the bottle and turn it upside down. A word of caution – do not expose the lava lamp to high temperatures as it can explode.

Water bottle hat
A contraption your children will love.

2 socks with cuffs folded
2 plastic water bottles
2 pieces of aquarium plastic tubing, preferably 42 inches
1 baseball cap

To start off, sew the socks directly unto sides of baseball cap. Discard the bottles’ caps and fill with water. Thrust the plastic tubing through the holes made vacant by the discarded caps and place the bottles in the sock pockets. You can further embellish the water bottle hat with stickers or drawings.

Message in a Bottle
This is a beautiful piece of art that can be tailored for any special occasion.

Empty water bottle
Ribbons
1 sheet of stationery paper
1 cup granulated sugar
Plastic or acrylic jewels, beads and confetti
Paint
Marker pen (choice of color is infinite)
Thumbtack or glue

First, make sure that the bottle is clean and free from all labels. Using your marker pen, write a note or poem on the stationery paper. Tie the note with some ribbon, leaving one end and attaching it to the end of the bottle cap using a thumb tack or glue. Set it aside. Pour sugar into the bottle, enough to ensure that the letter is visible in the neck for easy removal. Now, drop the beads, confetti or jewels into the sugar. Carefully, push the note into the neck of the bottle. Make sure that the long end of the ribbon is also in the neck and put in the cap. Decorate your bottle using paint, making your designs as festive as possible.

Recycled garden
A garden made from recycled bottles and other easy to find materials.

Empty 2 liter bottles
Paint
Pipe cleaners
Dryer sheets
Drinking straws
Construction paper (various colors)
Popsicle sticks
Glue
Cardboard box
Styrofoam bowl (for containing paint)

Fashion flowers out of the dryer sheets, and place them one inside the other. This can be done by dipping each cut flower into a Styrofoam bowl filled with paint. Do not forget to lightly pinch the flowers in the center. Next, wrap the pipe cleaners around the pinched areas and twist to hold the flowers. Fluff the flowers to make them seem alive. To form the stems, slip the pipe cleaners down into the drinking straws. Utilizing the cardboard box as the base, cut out one side and start decorating with construction paper. You can fashion a fence using Popsicle sticks. To hold the flowers in place, cut the bottom of the water bottle and place it upside down into the bottom of the box. For grass, use green construction paper.

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How to Keep Things Out of Your Recycling Bin: Tips to Get the Most Out of Trash

How to Keep Things Out of Your Recycling Bin: Tips to Get the Most Out of Trash

EnviroCitizen.org is a big fan of recycling! It keeps a lot of waste out of landfills and helps our society to be more efficient. By definition, waste is unused refuse. The key here is “unused”. So, the question becomes: How can you use it?

Try to think of creative ways to use the items that you are planning to put in your recycling bin. Could it be used instead of recycled immediately? Again, recycling is great, but it takes energy to recycle stuff, which uses fossil fuels and emits pollution. If you can make use of your recyclables you can reduce your environmental impact, your carbon footprint and the amount of stuff that recycling plants have to process.

A few suggestions of what you can do with different recyclable goods by EnviroCitizen.org:

What could you do with the egg crate that you normally recycle? Many people reuse egg crates for planting. They make perfect single-seed planters! They can also be added to your compost pile.
What can you do with the cardboard packaging that you normally put into your recycling? You can use it to write on if you’re a list-maker, give it to your children to draw on, use it to package gifts or and you could even draw or paint on it to make a more personalized gift.
What could you do with the soda cans that you usually recycle? Soda cans can be great materials for art projects! Try making a mobile. You could cut up the cans and transform the pieces into unique shapes!

EnviroCitizen.org strongly advocates recycling, however, we also want to point out there are other alternatives to managing waste.    You can use your creativity and imagination to think of different ways to use things that you would usually recycle. You’ve probably heard the popular catchphrase, “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” By coming up with innovative ways to manage your waste, you can implement all three components You can reduce both the waste that you contribute to the landfill and the waste that you contribute to recycling plants. You can reuse the recyclables that would normally go into the recycling bin. When you can’t reuse something or when you’re done reusing the recyclable item, you can recycle it!

EnviroCitizen.org knows that it’s up to us to make smart decisions that reduce our waste, whether it’s through buying products with less packaging, buying in bulk or deciding to reuse recyclable goods. Let’s all try to reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint through creative, eco-friendly thinking!

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