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Made from recycling plastic beverage holders

This activity is simple for all ages. (WARNING: Step 3 needs adult supervision.) If you are a child, ask and adult for help. If you are working with children you May want to do step 3 before you involve the children in the activity)




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Blue and white acrylic paint Pipe cleaners (preferably green) Scissors Ice pick (USE WITH ADULT HELP) Silk greenery (for leaves)

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Paper plate (for paint pallet) Sponge (for painting the plastic beverage holders)


Plastic beverage holders from colas or juice


Copyright 2005 R. McSpadden

1. Sponge paint the plastic

Dip the sponge in the paint and dab the paint on the plastic ring. Paint some sets blue and some sets white Bluebonnets are blue on the bottom and white on the top.

Be sure you have a paper blotter under the plastic when you paint them.

Cut each set in half and trim until they look like this picture. It takes at least 3 sets of 3 rings to make a nice full bluebonnet.

2. Attach the green leaves to the pipe cleaner

The greenery used in this picture were pieces from silk stems left over from a previous project. They already had holes that slipped nicely on the pipe cleaners.

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3. Use an ice pick to punch holes in the plastic


4. Run the pipe cleaner through the holes punched in the plastic.

5. Keep adding strips of plastic until you have added at least 3 strips.

String the blue strips first, then top it off by strings a set of white.

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6. Finished bluebonnet

Now you are ready to put the bluebonnet in a vase.

Texas Bob's Texas Crafts are owned by Clara McSpadden and are for use by individuals, class room teachers and home schoolers for educational purposes only and should not be used for any other reason with out written permission. For more information contact [email protected]

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