Be a Litter Inventor!

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Photo (above): Our Litter Inventor with his own made fishing boat. 

Material for fishing boat:
1 plastic bottle + 1 piece of A4 paper + 1 pencil + 1 rubber band + 1 paperclip + some adult help = Lots of fun learning!

Litter Inventor Challenge

Take part in our ‘Litter Inventor’ project as part of our Earth Day challenge!  Using just one, some, or all of the six objects below, create something interesting, artistic, or useful. Only one of each item can be used. No other item(s) can be used. Your invention can be a solution to a common everyday problem, or just a fun thing to play with! Items:

  • Pencil
  • Plastic bottle
  • Plastic bag
  • Rubber band
  • Paper clip
  • A4 paper

Yes, we can reduce, reuse & recycle our litter – and it’s loads of creative fun too! To start us off, here are some creative ideas for example uses of a paper clip!

  • Nail cleaner
  • Crack dirt remover
  • DVD drive opener
  • Hole maker
  • Earrings
  • Hanging ornament
  • Necklace piece
  • Mini skewer
  • Marshmallow stick
  • Spray nozzle cleaner
  • Guitar pick
  • Compass magnet
  • Pop balloons
  • Sun dial
  • Key chain
  • Lock picker
  • Picture hanger
  • Sharpener cleaner

Send us your creative Litter Inventor ideas today!


Note: This project is from the iEARN project database ‘Six Common Objects, Six Billion Possibilities’. iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries.  iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. We’re excited and proud to be a part of this international community of learners!

Take a look at what others from around the world have invented below as part of the iEARN project.

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