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What you will need:

– an assortment of plastic bottles, cups, snack wrappers and bottle caps from the recycling bin.
– cutting tool (adults only)
– safety glasses
– scissors
– mallet
– awl
– neckace chain, thread or string
– stainless steel French ear wires or clip on earring wires

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How to Make a Bracelet

Adults or Older Children Only: Using a cutting tool and safety glasses, cut several links from a soda pop bottle.

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Then using a pair of scissors, cut the links into a long spiral. This makes a simple, spiral bracelet. These bracelets are fun to layer, especially when you have several different colors.

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How to Make a Pair of Earrings

Using the leftover bags from fruit snacks, dried fruit snacks or juice pouches, cut any shape of earrings that you would like. We used dried fruit pouches.

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Next, use an awl or small hole punch to punch a hole in the top of each earring. Attach the French earring wires.

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How to Make a Necklace

Using plastic yogurt cups and other plastic storage containers, cut any shape that you would like for your necklace pendant.

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Using an awl and mallet, punch a small hole through the pieces and string them onto a necklace chain. You can also use the awl and mallet to punch holes in bottle caps and string them on a piece of thread or chain for a fun necklace.