Make a Peace Sign — and Recycle!

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average human creates 4.5 pounds of trash daily. That’s a whopping 1,642 pounds of trash every year! This summer, make a beautiful peace sign with items you already have. This helps reduce waste and creates a chance to have fun with your kids.

You will need:

  • Cardboard (recycled cardboard boxes, cardstock)
  • Newspaper, old clothing, magazines
  • Markers, paint, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Tape (scotch tape will do!)
  • Glue
  • Optional: stickers, glitter, etc.

1. Start by cutting a circle out of a cardboard box. This will be your peace sign.
Next, place your tape to make the lines of the circular peace sign.

2. Position a piece of tape down the center of the cardboard, top to bottom. Add two diagonal pieces of tape from the center. Use this picture of a peace sign for reference:

3. Next, decorate your peace sign, everywhere except on where you put your tape. You can get as creative as you want. Use old magazines, newspapers and cloth to make it special. Cut letters out to make messages of peace. Attach pieces of cloth for a fringe effect. Paint it in red, white, and blue, in rainbow colors, or in crazy colors!

4. When your decorating is complete, peel away the tape. You should have a clean outline of your peace sign! You can leave it blank or paint it in one solid color. Let it dry and hang it on the wall for all to see!

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