All Ages Service Project Opportunity
The Longmont Community Crochet Guild is working on a service project that involves taking plastic grocery bags and upcycling them into a crochet bedroll for people without homes or living in their cars.
To make these bedrolls, it takes between 500 to 700 plastic bags, cut in a particular way, and strung together to make plarn (PLastic-yARN). The guild members then take the plarn and crochet them into a bed-sized rectangular shape.
There are many ways that young kids can participate in helping out. The main steps for making plarn are:
1. Collect clean plastic bags 2. Cut the bags into 4 loops 3. Link the loops together to create a continuous strip
Younger kids can help with steps 1 and 3, while older kids would be better suited for step 2 (which would involve either scissors or a rotary cutter and cutting mat).
If any troops out there are interested, we hope you will contact the guild at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st. We have an instructional video that we can share, and would like to discuss possible timelines.