‘Remake the Holidays’ by turning your used wrapping paper into garland and other crafts

Posted On Mon, December 24, 2018 By

Posted On Mon, December 24, 2018 By In Events, holidays

We’ve all been there–the gifts have been opened and what’s left is a heaping pile of wrapping paper, boxes, ribbons, and tissue paper. Instead of throwing it all into a garbage bag, the New York Hall of Science has a fun series of events running from December 27th-30th that will let you “Remake the Holidays.” Workshop topics include turning wrapping paper and catalogs into garland; helping to build a Winter Wonderland using paper, textiles, and cardboard; and “tinkering” with toys and everyday materials to make new creations.

As amNY explains, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the EPA estimates that household waste increases by 25 percent, equating to one million more tons a week of food, packaging, and “other holiday detritus.” It’s with this in mind, that the New York Hall of Science started Remake the Holidays. “It’s fun, but hits on serious topics. Maybe this will help people give some thought to the materials we toss away a little bit carelessly sometimes,” said director of public programs Elizabeth Slagus.

Other more general events included in the series include a mushroom cultivation workshop to learn how fungi remove toxins from the environment and daily ice carving demonstrations of endangered or threatened species that have “made some progress through conservation and legislation.” See the full roster of events here >>


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