- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Hooked on Science: Leftover wrapping-paper tree
Do you have a lot of wrapping paper left after Christmas? Before you recycle the wrapping paper, you can create a wrapping-paper tree by using the left overs and a few other materials from around the house.
* Wrapping paper
* Masking tape
STEP 1: Unroll and cut about 3 feet of wrapping paper.
STEP 2: Roll the wrapping paper back into a cylinder, and tape it from end to end so it does not unroll.
STEP 3: At one of the ends of the cylinder, cut three slits into the wrapping paper about 12 inches down the cylinder.
STEP 4: Go to the end that you just cut, stick two fingers into the center of the cylinder, and pull upward.
Did you know wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the United States? If every American family wrapped just three presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. Do not forget to recycle your wrapping paper tree.
Jason Lindsey is a science outreach educator with Hooked on Science. Check out his website www.hookedonscience.org for webcasts and experiments.