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'We're going to show you how to turn useless rubbish...'
What are you going to do with this lot?
'..into amazing, useful stuff.'
'All here on...'
Coming up, we meet an artist who makes fantastic things from foil...
..we visit someone who wants results from his sweet wrappers...
and we show you how to make a new bag out of old plastic bags.
You want some sauce with that?
Hi there, we've got a new mayonnaise product we're testing on people.
We're trying out a new sauce and I noticed you have sandwiches.
I wondered if you'd like to try some new mustard?
-Yeah, hold on.
-Yes, why not?
-Have some of this.
-Made my day.
This is Splat Attack and I'm going to show you how to make it. Come on.
'Yep, I'm going to show you how to prank your mates
'out of stuff you've got lying around.'
What you need first is an old squeezy bottle -
it could be an old mayo bottle or an old ketchup bottle.
Wash it out and make sure it's nice and clean.
The next thing you need to do is pour some paint in.
Now make sure the paint is the same colour
as whatever sauce was inside your squeezy bottle.
Get a good amount of paint in there and then comes the fun bit.
Put the lid on, make sure it's on nice and tight,
shut and shake it up.
Painting the inside of the bottle
will make it look like it's full of real sauce.
OK, then you need to let that dry.
Once it's dry, you should have a bottle that looks a bit like that.
Next up, we need to add our splat string.
Now take some string - you want about an arm's length.
Take some scissors.
make a little snip.
Take the lid off your squeezy bottle and feed the string into it.
It's best to use a pencil to do this cos it can be fiddly.
There we go.
String is on the bottle top.
Now we need to tie knots in the bottom and top of the string,
so that your splat string doesn't come flying out of the bottle
or get sucked in.
'Make sure your knots are big enough.'
A knot in the bottom...
There we go.
Then you need to feed your string into the bottle.
Once that's all in, then on goes your bottle top.
Just like that. Then we are ready to prank someone.
If you don't want to use a mayonnaise bottle,
you could use a mustard bottle or ketchup bottle.
Then you're ready for Splat Attack.
Did you know that one in every five pieces of litter in the UK
is a sweet wrapper?
Well, I know a guy who wants to recycle his wrappers
into something fun.
He keeps hold of everything.
Cardboard rolls, plastic containers, scrap paper -
you name it, he keeps it.
His art bag got so full of materials that he started an art BOX.
Then THAT got so full that he started an art CUPBOARD!
But there's one thing he's been collecting
that he doesn't know what to do with.
It's these sweet wrappers that he wants us to help him with.
So, Omar, you seem like a pretty creative guy to me -
you've got a stash of loads of things here!
Do you just create things from old bits and pieces
you've got lying around or...?
Yes, I just find stuff around the house
and ask Mum if I can, like, use it
and put it in my art box or art bag or cupboard.
Two days later, I'll be like, "Oh, I need that,"
-and I'll just pull it...
Pop it on the end of something or something like that. Yeah.
You sound like my type of guy.
So what type of things do you create?
A card game, er, to do with food and energy of the food.
Er, a Ferris wheel that electrically goes around.
-I've made a car that...
..flick and switch and then it will goes straight by itself.
I thought, "I've got loads of sweet wrappers all over the house."
-All over the house, eh?
-You like your sweets then?
Yeah, but don't tell anyone. Ssh! It'll be a secret.
Yeah, I like eating sweets.
But you've still not found a use for them in terms of creating something?
I've never really thought of anything to use it for.
Well, lucky for you, I know someone that is amazing
at reinventing things from using old sweet wrappers.
Check this out.
I'm Joanne Tinker and I'm a recycled artist
and, at the moment, I'm working with sweet wrappers.
Working with sweet wrappers means eating lots of sweets,
so everybody loves collecting them for me.
So I'm now going to show you how to make a boat out of sweet wrappers.
I'm going to start off by flattening the foil.
This just makes it a lot easier to work with.
And then to have the boat with the colour on the outside,
I'm going to begin by folding the rectangle in half.
Then I need to bring the corners down and in on one side...
and then the other.
Foil is very delicate, so you have to be careful with it.
Pull the triangle apart and almost fold it back on itself.
Bring these corners up on one side...
..and then the other.
We need to find the centre and I'm using this wooden skewer
so you don't need any expensive tools or any equipment.
Open the triangle up and fold it over again.
And, this time, pull these two apart...
and your boat is nearly done.
I've made nearly 300 of these boats
and I'm now going to display them in this frame.
I try to mix up the colours,
so there aren't too many blues next to each other, for example,
and make sure the sails point in different directions,
so the overall look is nice and random.
The next stage is to make the mast and the sail for the boat.
This has come off a cordial bottle.
Don't worry if you make a mistake -
you can always eat another sweet and use the wrapper from that.
And there's the finished sweet wrapper boat.
I'm now going to show you another way to make a boat.
This time using a doming block.
Using foil is fun and it will do things that other materials won't.
For instance, paper won't hold its shape.
OK, here's the final piece finished, made out of sweet wrappers.
I think I'm going to call it Regatta.
I love the detail on Joanne's boats
and all made out of sweet wrappers and old wire! Amazing!
And great inspiration for what to make with Omar.
We are going to create our very own sweet wrapper draughts game.
-How does that sound to you?
-Up for it?
Brilliant, that's what we like.
You have loads of sweet wrappers - you've been eating a LOT of sweets!
We're going to need four cereal boxes.
Two large ones and two small ones.
With the two larger ones, I've just stuck them together.
Then, with the two smaller ones, snip the front off
and what we're going to do with these is create the drawers
so we can put all our game's pieces and everything
inside the draughts box.
'Draw around the end of your small box and cut out a hole.
'Do the same on the other side.'
Now we have got our two holes - we've got one there for one drawer
and one there for another drawer.
'Use your larger box to see how big your drawer should be...
'and make some tabs so you can fold up the ends.'
So it's basically just evening it up to make it all the same level
and then, once it's stuck together, it should look something like this
and it should just very neatly fit inside like that.
So once you've built up your boxes, it's time to paint it.
What colours do you think we should go for?
I would say red because it's not too bright and it's not too dull.
Um...for the drawers, gold,
because checkers is like queens and kings, like high colour.
-High colour, royal colours.
-We like it.
I'm loving your style.
Do you prefer sweets or chocolate?
Well, it melts in your mouth, so I would say chocolate.
-I think I'd agree with you on that one.
Make our own brand -
"The chocolate that melts and soothes into your mouth."
And I tell you what - this is a great excuse
-for eating more chocolates and sweets, isn't it?
"Mum, can you just get me some more sweets and chocolate, please?
"I really want to make something afterwards."
We've got a lot of red and gold sweet wrappers, haven't we?
So we can coordinate it quite nicely.
Whilst they're drying, we can crack on
with making the actual draughts part of the game.
So all I've done is grabbed another one of the larger cereal boxes
and cut out a perfect square.
Now a draughts board has 64 squares on it,
so that's eight squares by eight squares
and I've got a really simple way of actually creating those squares.
Draw a line straight down the centre.
Halve that again on this side.
And then we're going to halve it again.
He's very good.
I tell you what - this is going to be one great game.
This is going to be Omar's Game.
OK, now for the fun bit -
we can start wrapping up the squares.
It's almost like wrapping sweets up again, really, isn't it?
-Which colour are you going for?
OK, I'll go for red.
And Joanne Tinker mentioned when you're using foil,
just make sure you're really delicate with it,
cos it can tear quite easily,
and you just need to make sure you spread it out,
try and get rid of all of the creases,
just make it look nice and neat.
-And if you do rip it, you can always just use a...
-Eat another sweet and use another wrapper.
That's all right, isn't it?
For this bit, it'd probably be good
to get your mates round, wouldn't it?
All bring their sweets, all sit down and get wrapping.
It should be a song -
# Get wrapping, get wrapping, get wrapping
# Get wrapping, get wrapping with your sweets! #
# Swap it, stick it
# Drop it. #
The gold drawer, I've done a red border
and I've put a little handle on,
which is a clue to what we're going to be playing the game with.
These are chocolates.
We're going to be playing with sweets,
-so you can take all of the red ones.
-Eat them all!
-You're going down. You're first.
This is so much better than just buying a game in a shop, isn't it?
-Yeah. It's a lot cheaper as well.
I am the master and I'm going to eat your piece.
I need to get better at this game.
I knew you were going to be better than me!
And if you do prefer sweets to chocolate,
how about trying a different design?
You could use your favourite sweets to create something like this.
Or, if you want to get really adventurous and really creative,
how about creating your own chessboard
with rolled-up sweet wrappers for the pieces?
To make your sweet wrappers draughts game, here's what you have to do.
Stage one - with your two large cereal boxes stuck together,
use one of your small boxes to mark your drawer opening on both sides.
Then cut them out.
Stage two - determine the size of your drawer by placing it
on top of the large box and marking at the edge.
Then measure an additional three centimetres for the tabs.
Cut these out, fold up the card to make the drawer
and trim any extra bits.
Stage three - paint the large boxes and the small boxes
whatever colour you like.
Stage four - divide a large square of card into 64 smaller squares
and cut them out.
Stage five - get your sweet wrappers and flatten them out,
cover the small card squares in foil and stick them in place.
32 of one colour and 32 of another.
Then stick them on top of the boxes.
Stage six - add finishing touches.
I've put a border on the front of the drawers
and I've used sweets as the drawer handles.
To complete the game,
collect sweets and use them as playing pieces.
Still to come, we make music from a load of old junk...
..and we show you how to make a hovercraft balloon.
But first - Totally Famous.
Introducing Andy Warhol,
totally famous for putting the pop into art in the 1960s.
With his big glasses and wild wigs,
Andy Warhol was obsessed with celebrity.
Yep, that's him.
He predicted that everyone would have their moment in the spotlight -
their very own 15 minutes of fame.
And that was long before the internet and TV talent shows
made it much easier.
Warhol took inspiration for his art from all sorts of everyday stuff -
upcycling what he saw
and turning the totally ordinary into the totally cool.
..and cans of soup all got the Warhol treatment,
along with famous celebs.
In 2008, one of Warhol's prints of Elvis Presley,
called Eight Elvises sold for over £60 million!
Clever old Andy's most famous work was created by screen printing,
meaning he could create the same image again and again,
making him more and more moolah.
He even called his studio The Factory
because of how he mass-produced his work.
He covered the place in foil to make it totally shiny and fabulous,
just like him.
So please give it up for the totally famous Andy Warhol.
Today, we're going to make a CD hovercraft balloon...
..using the sports cap from an old plastic drinks bottle,
an old, scratched CD and a leftover balloon.
First, take the top off an old juice bottle that goes up and down.
Then get some glue.
Glue it to the centre of an old, scratched CD.
Leave it to dry for a long time.
How's it going, Michelle?
The next thing you do, you get a leftover balloon
from, like, a party.
So you need to put the end of the balloon onto the cap,
losing as little air as possible.
Final thing you need to do,
you just release...
..and you have your hovercraft!
There you have it.
Your own CD hovercraft balloon.
The best thing about making the CD hovercraft balloon
is, um, you can make lots of them and race your friends.
'What can you make from a bin bag full of rubbish?'
-Have a look at all of that.
Why have you got a load of plastic bags?
Because I'm going to show you how to make a must-have bag
to impress all your mates.
You'll need a load of plastic bags,
a couple of old shoelaces,
an iron and ironing board,
and, oh, yeah, be sure to get permission to use the iron.
This bag came from those plastic bags?
-It did indeed.
You can carry your trainers,
you can carry, you know, food for the picnic.
I'm seriously impressed.
-Do you want me to show you how to do it?
Right, let's get to this.
To make the decoration for the bag,
we're going to need an ironing board
-and a couple of sheets of baking paper for this.
-And the iron, of course.
So you take some old, shredded bits of plastic bag like this.
All the plastic bags that you saw earlier on, we've shredded them up
to make this and you're going to put this between your baking papers.
Like a baking paper sandwich.
That wouldn't be very tasty at all.
I like all of these different colours as well,
so if you've got different-coloured plastic bags, that's good, right?
It's all about the design of your bag.
I'm going to show you some cool stuff later on.
Put the second sheet of baking paper on top
and next we need to iron it down.
Now be careful with the iron -
don't be afraid to go and get someone to help you out with this,
-OK, because we don't want to frazzle...
..our plastic bags we just want to gently warm them
and get them to fuse together.
You also have to make sure that you keep the iron moving.
Wicked! It looks like a piece of art just like that, doesn't it?
Exactly. So you see how all the little bits of plastic
have, like, fused together?
The next thing we're going to use is these thick plastic bags
so we've got a black bin liner there and a blue one as well.
They are going to make the main bit of our bag
and what we need to do is use the same process
and iron them between the greaseproof paper
so they stick together.
You should get something like this.
-See how they've...?
-That feels so cool!
And the good thing about it is it also makes it stronger.
So you've got a double layer.
You've got a double layer and it strengthens your bag.
The next thing to do is to take your decorative piece.
So that's like the special feature!
-It's like layering. So...
You take your decorative piece, you put that in place,
put it between your baking papers again.
So it's just like built it up, hasn't it?
Yeah, you're just layering, basically,
you're building up the layers.
You don't just have to do your decorations like this -
there's other ways to do it.
-I'll show you an example.
-Oh, I like that one.
-Done some stripes.
-Yeah, I like that.
-Yeah, that's nice.
So you've got your main components.
-What you need to do is draw out some templates...
-..for the different bits of your bag.
This is going to be front and back.
This will be the bottom - we only need one of those -
and here are the sides. We need two of these.
So once you have your template,
put it on the main part of your bag there
-and what you need to do is cut around it.
-So you cut out the front, the back, the sides and the bottom.
And then you're ready to go.
-But, just before we move on and put it all together...
..what I've done here is I've cut out a skull and crossbones
-from a plastic bag.
We're going to use the same process again to add another layer,
-That's so cool.
That's the front of the bag done.
You've got your sides, you've got your front and your back.
Now you stick them together.
So why don't we do some of it now?
I've got some tape here
and just stick it down on the sides like that.
Very neat handiwork.
-I try. I try, Michelle.
-You do try your best.
-Could you hold this corner at the top there for me?
-Course I can.
-That's it, you don't want any gaps in it.
You don't want your shopping falling out.
Don't want your shopping falling out of the bag. There you go.
So you do that all the way around the bag.
You have a box that looks something like that,
-which is the basis of this.
Now I've just added a bit of tape at the top
and I've put a couple of holes in and this is an old shoelace.
-It's a great look.
It's really working, yeah.
Working it. If you don't want to make a bag.
-You've got the pencil case up there.
-Oh, I like that.
Or there's the other style of bag
and then if you feel really creative and cool, apron.
Check that out!
It is a must-have bag.
CAR HORNS HONK
Hey, a bag made of bags - now that's what I call recycling!
You know, we only recycle one plastic bag in every 25 we use.
I might have a go at one of those bags myself then.
I knew a plastic bag once.
He was terrible, too - never knew when to stop.
He was always getting CARRIED AWAY!
Oh, ho-ho, ha-ha-ha!
Get it? Carrier bags, carried away?
I wish someone would carry YOU away!
Now, Nige, you've taken me to some places, but a junkyard?
What is going on here?
Well, we're going to be making some sweet music in here.
Music in a junkyard?
-I'm not understanding this at all.
Come with me.
-Good to see you.
-And you. This is Michelle.
-Nice to meet you.
-How you doing? Andy. Nice to meet you.
So, Andy, I'm confused - how do you make music in a place like this?
In here... Well, I mean this is like a Stomper's paradise, really.
There's different sounds you can make.
There's plastics, which are a low tone,
there's high-tone metals you can play.
-It's a hidden orchestra in this place.
-Can we have a go?
Yeah, course. Come on, let's do it.
These guys are my mates from Stomp.
You might have seen us in the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony.
We use lots of old junk to make music.
-Why don't you take a stick each?
Tap on stuff, see if it sounds good.
-I like that.
-That sounds good, that one!
-I think I'm going to play this.
-OK, if you say so.
-I think they're ready for us. Let's go.
-Let's do it.
GLASS CLINKS RHYTHMICALLY
OIL DRUM CLANKS
One, two, three.
BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
THEY PLAY AN UP-TEMPO RHYTHM
BANG! BANG! BANG!
RHYTHM BUILDS RAPIDLY
-What did you think of that, Michelle?
It's amazing you can make music out of rubbish.
Yeah! Told you you could.
See you next time on Totally Rubbish.
Why don't you have a go
at making your very own Splat Attack sauce bottle?
Or a sweet wrapper draughts game...
..a CD hovercraft balloon...
..or a plastic bag bag?
And start collecting some old sponge...
..leftover party balloons and out-of-date rice...
..and an egg box and an old plastic bottle
for next time on Totally Rubbish.
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