13 fun ways to recycle your UMSU election flyers

2013-09-06 22.42.47

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!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef0wk8QoA34

2. A shirt

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHVDg85Q2Vo

3. Water balloon

Oh remember these things where you used to throw at people’s head? Yes, fun times indeed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSMLk_zGzf4

4. Sail boat

DSC04412I wouldn’t mind having a little boat race down on south lawn moat?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVX9XGsuuUk

5. Love heart

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If the election parties handed out their flyers in the shape of a heart, they would have my vote!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnV262Egucw

6. Little stars

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Woj9oP3AI

7. Chains

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Do you remember making these when you were a kid! They were the best!

8. Spinning top

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvwXc79-yDE

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)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJAcQhyaITA

10. Decorative ornament

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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!

11. Crane

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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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOgP1jvsUNE

12. A box

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Good to store things in, or in my case – a place to put my nut shells or fruit seeds etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpEu4GKkDc

13. Ninja stars

DSC04427Personally, my favourite. But these things can actually cause some serious damage!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r49V-J6Ikt4

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.

BYE!

Daphane

One thought on “13 fun ways to recycle your UMSU election flyers”

  1. We will definitely consider little red hearts for next time. I wish I’d seen this when I found myself at home with 1000+ spare how-to-votes!!

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