Earth Rangers is excited to kick off Plastic Free July, a whole month dedicated to being more mindful about the plastic waste we consume with the goal of reducing how much we use. For today’s eco-activity we’ve come up with a simple waste-reducing activity to get you started! This DIY reusable utensil kit is a crafty pouch you can use to keep your reusable utensils in – simply store it in your bag and you’ll never need plastic cutlery again!
- Small piece of scrap fabric (about 11 cm x 30 cm, but can vary depending on the length of your utensils)
- Needle and thread
- Button (optional)
Here’s how to make your pouch:
- Cut your fabric into a rectangle with your chosen dimensions (your rectangle should be just a bit longer and wider than your utensil set laid out)
- Turn your fabric inside out then sew up the two sides of your rectangle and around the bottom, leaving just the top completely open
- Once your stitching is complete, flip your fabric right-side-out again
- Fold about two inches of the fabric at the top down over the rest of the pouch – this will be the flap that keeps your pouch closed
- Where the fold meets the rest of the pouch, sew on a button to secure it
- Cut a small hole in the flap so the button fits through snugly
- Slide your utensils inside, close and fasten your pouch, and voila! Stash your pouch in your bag to make sure you never need single-use plastic utensils again!