Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hey guys,

Guess what I just signed us up for? Blogtoberfest!!! It means that we have to post every day in october. Today is actually the first day because this festival was organized by an Australian and in Australia today is October 1st! So this is our first bloggerfest post. I added their pretty button to our sidebar! Thats all for today! Hasta manana!
Dow Constantine got King County executive

Monday, September 28, 2009

candidates for King County Executive

Kirsten asked me to tell you guys about this event. It's also on the wiki, under science links, on the science page. It's on Monday, October 12, from 6:30 to 8:00, at the seattle aquarium. It will be televised on King County TV Cable Channel 22, so the website tells me.
Everything I just said plus other information can be found here .

Saturday, September 26, 2009

There is a brand of completely biodegradable garbage bags. They are called:
Though they are a bit more expensive and not quite as water proof, they work extremely well and are better for the environment
Wax paper bags are also good though can usually only be used once. Resealable plastic sandwhich bags are okay only if they are washed and reused.
Throwing plastic sandwhich bags and grocery bags out after only one use is a waste of resources and money along with being terrible for the environment.
Go to this website

Plastic Bags

As many of you may not realize, plastic bags have many uses. You can
Pick up dog our cat poop
Fuse them together with an iron and make a wallet or bag
Crochet our knit them
Reuse them to carry groceries
For more ideas go to these websites

Thursday, September 24, 2009

another plastic bag bag

Hey guys,
As most of you know, I'm making another plastic bag bag, but this time instead of fusing together the bags, I'm crocheting them. All I did was chain about 50, made it a loop, and used dc for about 5 inches. Then I ran out of plastic bags because for some reason we don't have any. If you want to make one, whatever you do, do not use the kind of black grocery bag that feels sort of waxy. It is way more trouble than it's worth.

To make the yarn (thanks TY) cut off the handles and the bottom (and save them to fuse together for something else) and lay the bag down flat. You should have a flat cylinder of plastic. Cut 1 inch strips. It's kind of hard to explain, but you should have circles. Using the girth hitch (you can find that here), connect all of the circles into a long string. That’s all!

Incase you were wondering, the contest is still going. It won't be stopping until we get at least 10 comments, so get people to comment!


Monday, September 14, 2009

so people,
we got 5 comments on that last post. Not bad, but not that great. If you comment on this post, you will be entered in a draw to win in a draw for a wallet made out of candy wrappers. please leave your innitials. note: only people somehow connected to our school can be entered

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

one more thing i forgot to mention: does anybody actually read this blog? if you do, would you please comment below? that would make me really happy. if you don't read the blog(and you are some how connected to our school) because you don't like what is being said in the posts, email me and you could post. If you don't have a google or yahoo account (there are a couple of other emails that work) you can email me (or any of the other people that can post) a blog post that you want posted! that sentence was way to long but thats ok because i'm done now.
don't forget to comment!
hey people
i was just going to say how excited I am for school to start tomorrow, but I guess Eleonor beat me to it!
c u guys there!
p.s. don't forget to be hyper!



Sunday, September 6, 2009

plastic bag bag

In an earlier post, I said that I had a project for us, but unfortunately it involves irons, so it's probably not a very good project for school. However, it is not too difficult, and it recycles plastic bags, so here's how to make it:


  • about 30 plastic bags
  • an iron
  • wax paper
  • a needle and thread (or a sewing machine)

how to make a bag from fused together plastic bags
  • first you cut off the handles and the bottom edge of one of the plastic bags
  • then, fold the plastic twice so there are 8 layers of plastic(for thinner or thicker plastic bags, you can adjust the amount of times you fold)
  • sandwich the folded plastic bag between two layers of wax paper, and iron for about 30 seconds on each side.
  • repeat process for all of the plastic bags

  • place all of your pieces of fused plastic into a rectangle shape that is twice as long as you want the finished bag to be, with a little bit extra for a flap (optional)

  • sew the rectangle together
  • fold the rectangle in half (if you decided to make a flap, make one side longer than the other)
  • sew up the sides
  • turn the bag inside out
  • take the handles that you cut off, and fuse them into a strap
  • sew the strap on to your bag
  • if your flap refuses to stay down, sew Velcro on.