Here’s another easy project to do with your children. They’re umbrellas made from the left over 2 litter bottoms you’ve cut up for your Garbage Day Garden.
This is what you’ll need.
- Hole punch
- Zip Ties
- A stick (bamboo works well)
- A child
Line the bottoms up roughly so you have an idea what it might look like. Take this time to choose a color pattern. You can stagger the green and clear ones however you want to make a design.
Put two bottoms together and punch a hole where they meet. It doesn’t matter where you start. I used the smallest setting on my hole punch. You can use a drill or whatever you need to make a hole, but I found that this tool makes quick and clean holes easily.
See the pics below:
Add more and work your way around until you’ve made a circle (hexagon). You can go around as many times as you see fit. I have a couple small umbrellas and a couple larger ones.
CUT YOUR TIES
MAKE A STEM
Work a screw through the center and screw into the bamboo.
Now we’ve used up the 2 litter bottoms and effectively reused the entire 2 litter bottle. These umbrellas also won’t block the rain, the water can still get through the cracks.