Design Fridge Flowers from Recycled Plastic Caps

Watch your fridge burst into bloom with flowers made from recycled plastic caps!

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Participant Age: Under 7, 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes, Over an hour
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • About 33 small plastic bottle caps
  • About 2 medium-sized plastic caps or lids
  • 80 clear adhesive or glue dots (1/2 inch in diameter and 1/8 inch thick; 3D, high-tack kind)
  • One old 45 rpm phonograph record (found at flea markets or antique stores) or a lid from a plastic container of ice cream. For a smaller flower, use an old CD.
  • Several small magnets (about 6; available in craft stores)
Prepare the record or CD
Attach the magnets to the back of the record with a few glue dots.
Design your flower
Create a design with the caps on the front side of the record.
Make the flower petals
Attach the caps to the record—or to each other, as shown—with glue dots.

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