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What can i make from something old at home to serve another purpose?

My daughter has a project at school where she has to make something new from something old and it serve a function. Ex. a purse from a pair of old pants. That was the example the teacher gave so i need another idea.

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Asked by schoolmom7 at 11:49 AM on Feb. 20, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • She could take an old shirt that she likes and make a throw pillow simply sew at arms and bottom stuff with stuffing and sew the neck line. She could even use the stuffing out of an old pillow that you don't want anymore. She could make an eye glass holder out of an old tie. Just cut off the tie a ways down from the fat part ( long enough for glasses and a little extra for the sewing and top cover). Turn it in side out sew the bottom. Turn it right side out put Velcro on the top to close it up and decorate. Hope this helps and you can understand my rambling!


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • I find that old sheets can make just about anything. Some simple projects: wallet, book cover: cell phone case, eye glasses case
    Decorate a coffee can and make it a pencil holder
    Paint and old brick or paver and use it as a door stop
    Thats all I can think of for now, hope this helps.

    Answer by 4monkees at 12:22 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

    Here are three really good sites I go to. You should get some good ideas there. If you can not find any thing there message me. I can send you more, I have a bunch. Sorry don't know how to do the thing where all u have to do is click. I am computer stupid!! LOL

    Answer by mndpfff at 12:29 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • An old cupcake pan can be used to grow seedlings for the garden. Once they are transplanted outside, the pan can be washed and put back to use for cupcakes too!

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:37 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • You can make a kaleidoscope using a paper towel roll, wax paper, some rubber'll have to do a search online to find out what to use to make the stuff for the inside that makes the colors.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:36 AM on Feb. 21, 2009

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