I don’t know about you, but I am stuck with a MASSIVE pile of election flyers! They’re just everywhere. They’re in my bag, in my locker, slipped in between pages of my textbooks, in my diary, in my pockets…EVERYWHERE!
So I was just about to throw them out, when I saw that they wanted us to recycle them.
And that set off a little light bulb in my head to put this post together on fun ways to to recycle your UMSU flyers (that is, if you still have them…which I highly doubt you still do).
I’ve also included youtube links if you are interested to know how to make them.
1. Basketball hoop
So much procrastination to be had!
2. A shirt
3. Water balloon
Oh remember these things where you used to throw at people’s head? Yes, fun times indeed.
4. Sail boat
I wouldn’t mind having a little boat race down on south lawn moat?
5. Love heart
If the election parties handed out their flyers in the shape of a heart, they would have my vote!
6. Little stars
Do you remember making these when you were a kid! They were the best!
8. Spinning top
9. Card holder-thing
Here’s a practical use for those flyers! I have so many coffee loyalty cards for cafes around uni, so now I have a little holder for all of them.
(Technically, this origami is a cup. But it works as a card holder for me)
10. Decorative ornament
At first I was going to make this a spear tip, but then thought it was a bit too violent. So ‘decorative ornament’ it is!
Remember how ages ago someone filled the SMAC moat with little paper cranes? I would love to see the moat filled again with these bad boys.
12. A box
Good to store things in, or in my case – a place to put my nut shells or fruit seeds etc.
13. Ninja stars
Personally, my favourite. But these things can actually cause some serious damage!
So yeah, those were 4 years of origami skills right there! I used to work at MSAC (Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre) running kid programs and such. So yes – I ran the kid birthday parties, and holidays programs…and origami was the best way to entertain everyone!
I know I’m missing the basic origami things like paper planes, jumping frog, a fan etc. But I ran out of flyers (the one and only time I wished I had more flyers…).
But yes, as you can tell…I am procrastinating! So I should probably finish my assignment now.