With a few cuts, a plastic bottle makes a neat all weather flower. This recycling activity is too difficult for little kids but may suit a Vacation Care group, a playgroup where parents are there to help or a group of older people.
What you need:
- plastic bottles (all sorts, sizes and colours can be used)
- plastic lids
- a stem (I favour chop sticks but anything long and stem like)
- hot glue gun
- embellishments like corks or aluminum cans to make stamens (optional)
- Cut the end off your bottle (use a bread knife on the bread board)
- cut straight or curvy lines from the cut end down to the neck end
- Manipulate/bend the petals to span out. Trim/shape the ends if you want.
- Repeat the process with a smaller and different coloured bottle and place it inside the larger bottle.
- Decide how you want the base of the flower to be held together – glued, wired, corked, etc. I use plastic lids a lot – I make a hole in them and insert the chop stick, hot glue gun it and attach to the petals.
Easy recycling plastic bottle craft and a fantastic way to keep bottles out of land fill.