Vistara Primary School student Jasmine Anderson, 7, used an old t-shirt to create a carry bag on Earth Day - Every Day.
Vistara Primary School student Jasmine Anderson, 7, used an old t-shirt to create a carry bag on Earth Day - Every Day. Cathryn McLauchlan

7 ways to reuse old objects as suggested by school kids

THERE'S lots you can do with old objects, as Vistara Primary School kids explained during Earth Day - Every Day.

Jasmine Anderson, 7, suggested using an old t-shirt as a carry bag.

In her bag she also had a handmade owl, a jack in the box, a paper camera and a necklace.

Violet Ilsley, 5, said you could use old plastic cartons to create a musical instrument and a pencil pot.

Hannah Fryer, 8, will hang the chandelier she made with her dad in the lounge room.
Hannah Fryer, 8, will hang the chandelier she made with her dad in the lounge room. Cathryn McLauchlan

Eight-year-old Hannah Fryer and her dad used plastic cups and wooden pegs to create a working chandelier.

They worked on it over a few days and didn't go to bed until midnight last night as they did the finishing touches.

Cardboard boxes can be reused for lots of things, according to Bosko Piccolter, 8.

"Cardboard rockets, cardboard costumes and you can use them for shields and swords," he said. "I'm wearing a costume, this is a vest and this is a hat ... I wanted it to be a soldiers costume but it turned out to be more like a robot."

Glass bottles can be used to make a pot plant, 10-year-old Shoshana Cussel-Barnes said.

"You just take off the lid, fill it with dirt, put a plant in and water it," she said.

Vistara Primary School student Callum Faulkner, 6, made a necklace using chains and lego pieces.
Vistara Primary School student Callum Faulkner, 6, made a necklace using chains and lego pieces. Cathryn McLauchlan

Callum Faulkner, 6, used lego pieces and keychains to make a chain necklace.

Seven-year-old Jazz Stoltenberg suggested making a toy.

"You can make a cat kind of thing (using toilet rolls as legs) ... and egg cartons," she said.

Earth Day - Every Day was held today at Vistara Primary School to summarise and celebrate what the students had been learning over the term.

Organiser and teacher Vanessa Dawson said they had been learning about how everyone can play a part in caring for the earth.

"It's the idea that you don't have to wait for Earth Day next year, you can practice caring for the earth every day," she said.

"I noticed a lot of the children were already doing what we talked about.

"It's this new generation that parents have started ... (the students) can tell me how they recycle and up-cycle at home."



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