Eco-Activity: Upcycled Tee-tote!

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Did you know that a plastic bag under water can look just like a jellyfish—at least sea turtles think they do. Sea turtles gobble them up thinking they are a tasty treat and get very sick. Let’s help sea turtles and say goodbye to plastic bags by using reusable ones instead! In fact, we’ve got a cool DIY tote bag right here to help you get started!

Check out the instructions below, or follow along with this video.

Here’s what you need:

  • An old t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Help from an adult

Here’s how you make it:

1. Cut the sleeves off.

2. Turn it inside-out & cut the neckline area.
3. Cut fringe along the bottom.

4. Tie the fringes together to seal up the bottom.

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  1. I’ve made one before! I’m in a similar situation to daisydoctor but then I realized I could use one of my keep sake shirts because I’m probably going to keep this craft anyway!