On Earth Day, my daughter needed eco-clothing for the kindergarten event. This is how our recycled paper dress was created :). Additionally, we made a flower from a plastic bottle.
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- Brown corrugated paper – available in DIY stores
- Plastic bottle
- Screw cap
How to make a recycled paper dress?
Our paper dress is actually a skirt and a top.
Recycled paper skirt
The skirt consists of overlapping paper pleats, like a gladiator 🙂
- Cut the paper into about 7cm strips.
- Cut the ribbon – it will be bow tied, so there is a lot of tolerance here. Better longer than too short.
- Fold the paper strips in half, put the ribbon in the middle and fasten the strips together with a stapler. Better not to staple on the ribbon so that the stripes can slide.
- Attach another stripes with the overlap.
- Check on the model if there are enough stripes already.
Recycled paper top
The top consists of 4 rectangular elements.
- In the front and back parts cut triangles for the head and then connected them by ribbons to make them fit snugly.
- The sides are attached to the front with a stapler. They have ribbons at the ends.
- On the back part there are 2 holes through which the ribbons should be threaded and tied at the back.
Flower from a plastic bottle
To make a flower from a plastic bottle, cut off the bottom, make 2 holes to pull the string and stick a colored cap in the center.
This is how our recycled paper dress looks like
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!