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January Recycled Craft from Trash and Tip


Newspaper Snowflakes

Everyone loves to make snowflakes. Using newsprint is a great way to resuse newspapers and make decorations for winter.

What you need:



Water colors

Paint Brushes

(optional - liquid starch, glitter)

What to do:

Cut newspapers into squares or circles. From here, students can fold the shape as many times as they like. Then cut notches in the paper. When they open it up, find an instant snowflake! Next, paint the snowflake with watercolors. If you would like to hang the snowflake, paint with liquid starch to make them stiff. Before the liquid starch dries, glitter can be added.


New Years Resolutions for school and home.

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save more than two gallons of water a minute.
  • Take showers not baths. It takes about 30-40 gallons of water to fill a bathtub. A shower uses about 2.5 gallons a minute.
  • Fill up your washing machine and dish washer before you hit start. You will save energy and water each time.
  • Program your thermostat. By keeping your thermostat lower in winter when it is not needed (e.g. when you are sleeping or not home), you can reduce energy use and save money on your energy bill.
  • Buy reusable and recycled. When you shop, find products that can be reused and are not disposable, and products that have been made from recycled materials. See the Eco-friendly-marketplace-directory for a list of recycled and sustainable products available to consumers. 
  • Reycle one new item this year (e.g. shoes, ink cartriges, markers and pens). For a list of what can be recycled and where to recycle items, see the Green-pages-directory.

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