It’s the same old story every year. You’ve consumed a mountain of mince pies, Christmas and New Years Eve has happened and so much gets thrown away, you get things you don’t want or need and you have no idea what to do with any of it.
Welcome to Junkuary!
To tackle some of these January blues The Turning Tides Project will be out in the community beach combing and litter picking to gather supplies and shift some Christmas tummy.
Every year so much is wasted and thrown straight into the bin, because who really keeps anything from a Christmas cracker? Do you properly recycle all the packaging that comes along with what you have been given? What do you do with any leftover food? The purpose of Junkuary is to help people create new things out of the old, to reuse and upcycle things that would ordinarily be thrown away.
Can you create art from and toys that may be thrown away?
Baubles from old wrapping paper?
Can you use newspaper instead of wrapping paper and jazz it up with some paint or glitter?
How many things can you make from a jumper?
What can you build from driftwood?
Did you manage to find any sea glass?
What new recipes can you come up with from leftover food?
Can you make a vegetable or meat stock from veg peelings and bones?
Have a ponder and see what new things you can create. If you come up with something that you think people will like, then share it to one of our social media platforms for a chance to win our competition:
Or use the hashtag #junkuary and we will find your pictures.
At the end of January, TTTP will create a poll where people can vote for their favourite project. In February, we will make your creation and sell it on our shop along with all the stuff we make during January. There may also be some other prizes for the winner.
So, put your creative caps on and see what you can up-cycle during Junkuary.
Written and Edited by Abi Innocent, Robert Newnham and Jennifer Baines, Published by Dom Palfreman
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