While we usually have plenty of trash in the house, in a cruel twist of fate, said assignment came to "our" attention (so much for independence) the day after the town hauled away our recyclables, leaving us with nothing discarded from which to create a treasure.
So we had to buy something that we could discard, just to rescue it from the trash to complete the assignment. (Somehow I don't think this is in the spirit of the assignment. But I digress....)
Thing 2 decided to make a toothpaste and toothbrush holder out of old toothpaste containers. We didn't have any empty ones in the house (who collects those things?). So I recycled myself over to the A&P and bought....
5 tubes of AIM toothpaste......
and emptied them into a Tupperware container
So that the fifth grade can save the Earth. .
Now I'm looking for a project for the rectangular boxes the toothpaste came in. And a dental school with very minimal hygienic standards that accepts toothpaste donations.
And the winners are:
Taube - for a correct guess!
Deb Claxton - for most politically funny guess!
Identify yourselves so I can send you your prizes!