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Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K-5 | Age: 5-11yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of]
Designed by: Therese (Terri) Jodouin

Students will recycle egg cups and paper roll tubes.

What You Need:

For the flowers:

For the vase:

What You Do:

For the flowers:

  1. Cut the egg carton apart so you have individual "cups".

  2. Take one egg carton cup and poke a hole in the center of it.

  3. Poke a hole in the center of a candy/muffin liner.

  4. Place the candy liner inside the egg carton cup and feed a pipe cleaner through the holes.

  5. Place a bead or two on the end of the pipe cleaner (inside the candy liner) and twist the ends to hold the beads on.

  6. Repeat until you have a bouquet of flowers.

For the vase:

  1. To create the vase, simply decorate a paper towel roll using paint or markers. You may need to cut it down to size.

  2. Next, take a yogurt lid, cover it with glue and sprinkle glitter on the glue (this is optional).

  3. Then, glue the paper tube to the yogurt lid and let dry. (see photo of finished product)


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Chenille Stems 6"x4mm - Assorted Colors (pk/100)

Standard 4mm. 100 per pack in assorted colors. 6"

Recycled Crafts Box
Earth friendly projects and activities.

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