Help keep the Earth healthy by ditching single-use plastic items. Make a cutlery holder to carry reusable forks, spoons, and knives so you can skip the plastic utensils. Why? Litter from take-out meals is a common type of trash found during beach cleanups.
Lay one pant leg across a clean surface, making sure the fabric doesn’t have any wrinkles. With the ruler, measure 10 inches from the bottom of the pant leg and cut a line across the pant leg at that point. (If your pants have a hem, measure from above the hem line and cut the fabric just above the hem.)
Cut open the pant legs along both seams. You should now have two cloth rectangles. Put one rectangle on the table with the outside of the pants facing you.
Grab a parent and use the hot-glue gun to put lines of glue around one long side and both short sides of the rectangle, stopping about an inch from the other long side.
Align the other rectangle on top, with the inside of the pants facing you. Press the two pieces of cloth together.
Fold one of the unglued sides toward the outside of the pouch to make a clean seam, and use the hot-glue gun to secure this flap in place. Repeat this step on the other side.
Once the glue has dried, turn the pouch inside out.
Cut another strip of fabric from the pants, about 12 inches long and 1 inch wide
Place the pouch in front of you so the open end is at the top. Place a small dab of glue in the center of one side of the pouch, then press the middle of the strip lengthwise at this point.
Decorate the outside of your cutlery holder. Pack your utensils in the pouch, rolling it closed and tying it with the strip of fabric.
PLANET PROTECTOR TIP
Wash your cutlery holder in the laundry if your used utensils get it dirty.