Help the Environment
The great thing about saving the planet is that you don't have to be Superman. Everyone can do their bit.
Buying less is part of it, as is making better use of what we already have.
Tips for Making Things
As a child I was constantly amazed at the range of ingenious things the Blue Peter presenters could make with a washing up bottle, a loo roll and some sticky back plastic. It may have been uncool and the outcome was invariably unsightly, but it was fun and a great demonstration of how to reuse rubbish. This interest has never left me. I still find it much more satisfying to make rather than buy, so I have assembled a selection of ideas for making handy things like a scarecrow, a bird box and hammocks that can be made from new or old materials.
These projects can mostley be completed in an afternoon and have lots of scope for reusing things destined for landfill. If you do not have enough junk of your own, you can always visit the local recylcing centre where there is plenty to chose from. And any children you can find will love helping