Monday, October 20, 2008
Another Way to Recycle
I have a corner in my pantry where I store all kinds of things that most would throw out. Why? Because I have a couple of grandsons that love invention crafts. I keep paper towel rolls, strawberry baskets, toilet paper rolls, a variety of tin cans, boxes, and anything that I think would be useful in creating an invention. When they visit and want to invent something they know where to go for their supplies. Something I have saved, always inspires an invention of some kind.
I get them out a variety of strings, tapes, construction paper, wire, pipe cleaners, and glue sticks and the inventing begins.
The oldest boy who is 7 recently started an invention with a large clear plastic strawberry container. He had me cut a circle in the top of the container so that a paper towel roll could be pushed through the top. He attached the paper towel roll to the top at a bit of an angle. He then asked if I had anything that was red, green, and yellow. He chose to use tissue paper. I didn't know yet what he was creating or how appropriate the "tissue" paper would be. He tore the tissue paper up into small pieces and put it inside the container.
Any guesses on what it is?
The paper towel roll on the top was a microscope and the "tissue" inside was crime scene DNA !