Did you know that plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to completely decompose? Here are a few summer projects that will make you consider transforming those single-use plastic bottles into multi-use reusable items around your home.
Here are a few projects that involve plastic water bottles and other household materials:
- Gather one used plastic bottle, an X-Acto knife, 2 chopsticks or 2 wooden pencils, bird seeds, and some yarn.
- You will need to place the chopstick like an X through the plastic bottle. Use the X-Acto knife to cut 4 holes on each side of the bottle and insert the chopsticks.
- Fill the plastic bottle with the bird seeds.
- Cut small holes above the chopsticks so that the birds can easily take the seeds out.
- Tie a knot using the yarn on the bottle nozzle to hang outside.
- Gather one used plastic bottle, an X-Acto knife, damp brown soil, seeds of your choice to grow, cotton fabric from an old shirt, water, and a ruler.
- Using the X-Acto knife, cut the plastic bottle in half horizontally.
- Cut out small holes on the upper part of the bottle.
- Turn the upper half of the bottle upside down and place the top directly over the bottom half.
- Place 3 cups of damp brown soil inside the top portion of the plastic bottle.
- Cut out two cotton fabric strips that are 4 inches long and 1 inch wide. Remove the cap of the bottle and insert half of the fabric in the nozzle and leave the other half out.
- Place 1 cup of water in the bottom half of the bottle.
- Insert the seeds of your choice and watch your mini garden grow.
- Gather a large plastic bottle (we recommend the 2 liter bottle), gaffers tape, Power drill or X-Acto knife, and water hose.
- Use the power drill or X-Acto knife to cut holes all over the bottle.
- Remove the bottle cap and attach the nozzle of the bottle to the nozzle of the water hose. Tape them together using the gaffers tape.
- Turn on the water hose and enjoy a fun day outside with your new bottle sprinklers!