Village Heights Community Centre - 27 August 2016.
This is a working relationship with Village Heights
The first Upcycling Waste
Workshop funded by the Table Mountain Fund.
It was a warm sunny afternoon with
blue skies. Amy brought some time lapse sequences from the last Workshop to show
The Eco Buddies have been
collecting bottles and have bags full of litter picked up and stored
Amy brought a number of examples and she explained how they were all made from plastic bags.
Makes a very nice hat!
So the tops have to be cut off the bottles, and passed down the line for washing.
The edges have to be carefully trimmed.
Some of the bottles still had sticky cooldrink in them which had to be washed, rinsed and then dried.
The youngest ones liked to play with the water, and needed some direction.
The younger guys cutting the petals carefully.
Look at all the bottle tops cut and ready for the next process. They make pretty patterns on the table.
The next process is to make the
flowers using the heat guns. Everybody has been carefully
Everyone had a turn to make a flower curl up with the heat gun.
He promised to keep the gun still and not burn Amy's hand.
The petals winding up like a spring.
"Keep it away so that it does not melt too quickly. Work slowly" was the instruction.
Team work is important with careful use of this tool.
"Is this not a beautiful flower in the making?"
Next the bottles being stuffed
with the wrapped silver sausage. Inside the silver sausage is the
Amy making sure the bottles are tightly connected together and wont come apart.
The air being compressed out of the bottles as they shrink.
The smallest and youngest is helping to wrap the junk into a silver sausage.
The team work is good.
The 2nd tree is coming along. Berny is managing to help even with her very sore back.
The flowers are being put onto
the first tree. "Have to pull the cable ties tight."
The shadows show up well on the library wall.
The interesting paterns and light reflections.
The girls doing the flower arranging.
More interesting reflections.
The 2 silver trees completed, but not finished yet. They have to receive a base.
"So what do you think?" "Cool hey!"
Cleaning up the tables so that we
can have our curry and rice, which has been waiting for us.
So one more Workshop to go.