Plastic bags are pretty useful for storing your stuff, but did you know that they can also be used to make something even more useful? That's right: plastic bags can be turned into yarn! The resulting material is called plarn (short for "plastic yarn"), and it's used to make mats for homeless people. It's a great way to reduce the number of plastic bags in landfills while helping people who need them most. In this article, we'll look at how to make plarn and use it to create your own durable and waterproof mat—just like the one I made on my mission trip last year!
Plarn is a type of material that can be crocheted or knitted into mats for homeless people to use. It's made from recycled plastic bags, and it's also called plarn or plastic yarn. You can read more about what plarn is here on Wikipedia if you're interested!
How do I make PLARN?
PLARN stands for Plastic Bag Yarn. It's made by cutting plastic bags into strips, then tying the strips together with a simple knot. This process is repeated until you have enough plarn to make your project.
It's possible to tie your plastic bag strips in different ways, depending upon what type of project you're making:
What is plarn? Plarn (plastic yarn) is a versatile material that can be used to create durable, waterproof mats. It's made by cutting up plastic bags into strips and then braiding them together. The resulting yarn is sturdy but soft, making it perfect for floor coverings and other items that get lots of use.
What does plarn look like? Plarn comes in many different colors and patterns, so you can customize the appearance of your mat by choosing what kinds of bag materials to use. It’s also possible to make your own unique color combinations if you have access to a stash of discarded grocery bags—just dye them with Rit dye or tie-dye kits before braiding!
How do I make my own? The first step is gathering all of the bags (and scissors) necessary for creating your new project: 1 large trash bag + 2 small trash bags = 1 small mat; 2 large trash bags + 4 small trash bags = 1 medium mat; 3 large trash bags + 6 small trash bags = 1 large mat…you get the idea! Then start cutting off all handles from each bag with sharp scissors until there are no more handles left on any given container—this may take some time depending on how much material needs removing before it becomes pliable enough for handling without tearing apart easily at seams due...
Recycling plastic bags into plarn mats helps reduce the number of plastic bags in landfills. Plastic takes a long time to decompose, so it can't be used as compost and can't be recycled. On top of that, if you throw your old plastic bags into a trashcan instead of recycling them, they'll just take up space there and prevent other people from being able to get rid of their trash too. That's why it's important for everyone to recycle their own waste and help keep our planet healthy!
PLARN can be used to make all kinds of useful items. Crocheting and knitting are particularly suited to the project, since both can be done on a large scale with little effort. Some people have made mats for homeless people out of PLARN, which are waterproof, durable and extremely helpful when it comes to keeping you warm at night. When you think about how many plastic bags you would need before you could crochet or knit enough for one mat—and how many more mats you could make with those extra bags—it’s easy to see that using this method is an excellent way to reduce the number of plastic bags in landfills and keep them from harming animals in nature (and also your feet!).
Making plarn can be a great way to reduce the number of plastic bags in landfills and help other people who need them. It’s also a fun activity for kids! If you want to learn more about how this works, check out our blog post on How To Make Plarn Mats.