Peanut’s peanuts

We got a box of beautiful clothing from my mom the other day.  Peanut and Pumpkin loved the new outfits and after “ooohing” and “aaahing” appropriately, we put the outfits in their dressers in the laundry.

This is what was left:

Normally I would just recycle this box (and the styrofoam peanuts), hoping that it doesn’t end up in a landfill somewhere.

This time, I decided to do something different.

We got out a tapestry (blunt tip) needle and some extra yarn that I had laying around. (Literally.  Laying.  On the floor of my junk craft room. Of which you will never, ever see a picture.)

I threaded the needle for Peanut and we were off!

 

Editor’s Note: You’ve reached a low point when you have to Photoshop clothes onto your children to have blog-worthy pictures.  Just sayin’.

 

Peanut threaded the Styrofoam peanuts into a necklace.

You *know* you want this neon red shirt. Don't lie.

 

A 4 year old wielding a needle? Terrifying!

 

Peanut's peanuts.

 

When we were done, Peanut had 2 peanut necklaces.  She decided to give them to her 2 friends celebrating birthdays this weekend.  And for the rule followers in the crowd – don’t worry, the necklaces are in addition to a store-bought gift and a homemade card.

We had some Styrofoam left over, which we used to plump up our bean bags.

Turns out recycling can be easy, fun, and aesthetically pleasing!

 

(Now if only Peanut felt the same way about being CLOTHED.)

 

Happy Weekending, y’all!

 

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