What is Plarn?
Very simply, plarn is a yarn like material made from plastic bags. Using plastic bags to make yarn is an excellent way to recycle bags we might otherwise throw away.
An Educational Opportunity
You might be wondering why I have information about this on a homeschool website.
I love the idea that as a homeschooler I can take everyday experiences and make them into fun or unique learning experiences.
Of course, transforming plastic bags into yarn, for most people, is not considered an everyday experience but it is an example of taking an interest and expanding into an educational experience.
So how can you make recycling plastic into yarn a school project? Here are a few ideas.
a. Art Project
b. Home Economics Unit Study
c. Unit Study on Recycling
d. History Lesson on Plastics
e. Creativity Challenge
f. Plastics Lapbook
g. Chemistry or Physics Experiment
h. Chemistry Unit Study on Composition/Uses of Plastics