Earth Day: Plarn

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In the spirit of Earth Day I am going to share with you how to make plarn, yarn made out of plastic shopping bags. Plastic shopping bags end up floating in the ocean and lakes of the world and help fill the landfills of the country. Something we can do to reduce out carbon foot print is to reuse things that would normally be throw away. Reduce Reuse Recycle!

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Step 1: Neatly stretch out a plastic bag making sure to fold in the sides the way they are made to be.

 

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Step 2: Fold the bag in half long ways twice.

 

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Step 3: Cut off the top and bottom of the bag.

 

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Step 4: Cut the bag into 1″ – 2″ strips.

 

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Now you have circular strips.

 

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Step 5: Connect the strips by inserting one strip into another.

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Put one end of a strip into the loop at the other end

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And pull tightly, but not too tightly or the plastic might pull apart.

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Not you have a doubled strand of plarn!

 

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