Upcycled Crafts: Styrofoam Cacti
Back in November when we had our dreidel tournament, we ordered a whole bunch of gelt, also known as chocolate coins, for our dreidel pinata. The gelt came packed in a box full of styrofoam peanuts. We were stumped at what to do with the peanuts. As you surely know, we here at Recycled Reads try our best to live an environmentally conscious lifestyle, and simply chucking the styrofoam peanuts into the garbage is not our idea of being environmentally conscious! Styrofoam is not recyclable either, so that option’s out.
Our latest craft has been in an effort to try and reuse these peanuts, making them into a friendly little cactus that is sitting in one of our book planters, as shown in the photo below. Ruth, the designer of the cactus, put it together by affixing the peanuts with hot glue. This is unfortunately, not the best way, she reports, as the hot glue tends to melt away at the styrofoam.
We still earnestly believe it’s a shame to just dump all these peanuts and are actively looking for suggestions on possible upcycling. Any ideas, all you crafters out there?