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Chapter 5 – Educational activity/actions produced in the Co-design Sessions
About Lesson

Plastic Jewelry

Numer of participants30
Duration2-3 hours
Materials -Old plastic bottles or cups, (collected in advance)
-Bottle caps
-Scissors
-Scalpel
-Candle
-Sandpaper
-Thread, Metal thread
-Needle
-Waterproof Acrylic paints and brushes
-Super glue
-Safety gloves and goggles
Description -Emphasize the creative potential in upcycling bottles into jewelry pieces. Discuss proper tool usage and handling.
-Finally get to the techniques of cutting the plastic bottles. Discuss the importance of sanding for a polished final product.
-Encourage participants to sketch their ideas on paper. Provide templates and stencils for those who need inspiration. Discuss how to plan and incorporate different bottle parts into the design.
-Let participants put their designs into action by cutting, shaping, and assembling the bottles. Provide assistance and guidance as needed. Encourage creativity in decorating the pieces using acrylic paints.
-Discuss final touches and refinements to enhance the artistic value of the creations.Have each participant showcase their finished artwork and share their creative process.
-Discuss the importance of recycling and reusing materials inevery day life. Provide information on local recycling program sand centers for participants to continue their eco-friendly efforts.

The task will be to make usable plastic jewelry.

Preparation and process:
-Participants should make sketches of their jewelry design so they can shape plastic as they wish
-Cut plastic bottles or cups in different shapes and smooth their edgeswith sandpaper or lighter/candle
-Participants can connect pieces by using thread or metal thread
-For decoration, use acrylic paint and paint jewelry with waterproof transparent paint