Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Don't Throw out that Coke Bottle

It's time for another neat recycling idea. A few days ago one of my Kindergarten students brought a cute homemade candy container for 'Show and Tell'. He told us that it was a gift from his aunt at another colony. I loved it! And knew right away I want to not only try this, but share it with others.

All you need is a coke bottle. I haven't tried it yet, but plan to, as soon as I find a bottle. I'm not a coke fan, so will have to ask around. It does have to be a coke bottle, because it's shaped differently at the bottom than other pop bottles.

Anyway, with these bottles you can make neat candy containers - perfect for gifts. The top has flaps that easily open and close. This first picture is what it looks like when it's closed. The one I will make, will have a bright ribbon around it, just for a more festive touch.



And with the flaps turned up. So just by looking at this picture, you can easily make your own.



Here's a better look at the top...interesting how it looks like a star:



Your turn. Do you have a neat recycling idea for pop bottles? I know people make all sorts of beautiful/useful things with them: butterflies, birdfeeders.... If you so wish, you can share your idea by being a 'guest' on my blog. Just fill in the 'contact me' form on the sidebar, or leave a comment. But don't forget to add your email address in this format: linda[dot]maendel[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks! Looking forward to seeing your creative ideas!

2 comments:

Mrs. Pepper said...

What a neat idea! We hardly ever drink any soda, but the next time I get a plastic bottle I'll have to save it and try this.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Linda Maendel said...

Thanks, Mrs. Pepper, glad you like this idea. Yes, it is pretty neat.