Recycled craft challenge

May’s craft challenge is to create something from recycled materials. I’ve always had a love of the purses, bags and household objects made from old tyres and plastic bags, so my craft challenge was to made a purse from a juice carton. In the end this is a craft challenge for kids really, as its super quick and super easy. Pick a more vivid and bright tetra pak than I did!

To start you need a tetra pak juice carton (which has been washed out and dried), scissors, a stapler and an elastic band.

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Firstly you need to cut the top and bottom off the carton, flatten it out and crease the long sides inwards.

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Then fold the bottom third upwards and crease it against a hard surface to fold it well.

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The remaining top part is the top of the wallet and to create the flap you need to cut away the front section of the tetra pak leaving a single piece.

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Next, staple the two inner pieces together to create two compartments.

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Finally cut a fancy shape around the edge and thread on an elastic band to close it with. Ta dah! In hindsight a fancier tetra pak would have looked better.

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One Response to Recycled craft challenge

  1. Quite nuts but very nice – and I shall definitely make one (or two and pass the idea on)!

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