Sunday, February 26, 2017

Milk Bag Mats



A couple of weeks ago, we attended a very interesting Guiding community service event at the Toronto Marlies game.  Prior to the game, the guiding units learned how to make milk bag mats.

[In Canada, the majority of milk is sold in bags.  These mats use the outside bag.]
Angela of Milksbagsunlimited provided the units with a demonstration of the process.  Cutting and weaving stations were set up throughout the arena. The basic how to is found here.

The milk bag mat project was started in 2010 in response to the Haitian earthquake. The bags are woven on looms to create waterproof sleeping mats.

This is an example of a loom.

Here are the looms were set up in the arena.
The girls almost finished mat.
Examples of the finished mats.

The small bits of the milk bags which are not used on the mats are used as stuffing for pillows.
It was such an interesting project and the girls learned so much.
(If you decide to take on this activity as a service project, you can find "milk bag mats" badges here )
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2 comments:

  1. Great recycling idea. I'm sure the Girl Guides would like this project too - great for kids. Thanks for sharing!

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