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Up-Cycle A Plastic Bottle into a Paperweight or Candle Holder

This craft idea was sent in by one of Squigly's friends. Earth Day is a great day to remember we must limit the amount of trash we send to the landfill. This craft makes good use of an empty plastic bottle. Follow these steps to up-cycle a plastic bottle into a paperweight or candle holder.

What you need:

What you do:

  1. Get an adult's help for this activity.
  2. Decorate the outside of the bottle with newspaper and magazine clippings, or small charms such as feathers, etc. (You'll need to use a glue gun to make the charms stick.)
  3. Cover your work area with newspaper. Fill the bottle with colored sand and glitter.
  4. Glue the cap on the top of the bottle or for older children find a wax candle that will fit in the mouth of the bottle and glue it in. If you decide to light the candle, let an adult do it and never leave a burning candle unattended.

... more Earth Day fun.