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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...'
we meet an artist who makes amazing pictures from thrown away packaging.
We help someone find a storage solution in their recycling...
and we show you how to make fashion from old crisp packets.
-That's pretty bad, buddy.
-Do you reckon I should see a doctor?
-That can't be right, can it?
You don't want to have a look at this snot?!
'That's a serious cold you've got there, Michelle!'
Anyone like my snot? Ha-ha-ha!
-How did that go?
-That worked well.
-I got some great reactions. How about you?
-Snot is wicked.
-It's where it's at.
-I'm going to show how to make it.
'Yep, I'm going to show you how to prank your mates
'out of stuff you have lying around.'
This is fake snot, and this is how we make it.
First up, we need to get an old bowl
and into that old bowl we're going to put some PVA glue -
just pour a little bit in.
'You can find PVA in most stationery shops or supermarkets.'
It's not looking very snot-like yet,
so, what do we need?
How's about some old jelly?
Maybe you've had a party, you've got some jelly left?
We're going to put that into the mix.
It's going to give us a much more snot-like...
Oh, yeah, get that in there! ..texture.
Look, check it out, check it out.
Give that a good stir, mix it all up.
It's not quite snot coloured, is it?
So, what we need to do,
maybe you've got some green paint that's been lying around...
get that in there, go on...
..give it another stir.
That is beautiful!
Now, just for some authenticity,
I'm going to mix in some yellow, as well.
You know, these bogeys have been festering.
'The greener it is, the easier it is to see.'
..you've got good snot, there.
So, what we need to do is store it,
so you need to find an old jar that you have knocking around
and we're going to put our snot in there for storage.
You never know when you're going to need snot.
Once we've got our fake snot all stored...
..we close our jar, save it up.
Now, when you need it, you dig out an old dishcloth,
you give it a wash,
and this is going to make the perfect hanky for our snot prank.
'Grab some out of your jar or straight out of the bowl.'
Dollop it in.
Make sure you've got a good amount.
So then, you take it to your unsuspecting victim...
..and I'm here to meet a guy
whose family recycle as much packaging as they can,
but he wants to use some of it
to create something really cool for his new room.
Meet Jordan. He's getting his room re-decorated.
When he's not street dancing, he's watching DVDs or playing his games
and he's got lots of them.
He's looking for a storage solution to take the chaos from his crib.
So, what's going on?
I'm getting my garage converted into a new bedroom
because my bedroom upstairs is too small.
And what kind of things do you want in your new bedroom?
Well, I would like something to store my games, and my DVDs,
and my music, because I like dancing so I need somewhere to store that.
You're looking for something cool and interesting
-that you can use for storage, would you say?
And it's clear that your family are big on recycling,
-we've got a lot of packages here.
Well, that's cool because I know someone who is an amazing artist
and he's actually really good
at creating cool things from old packaging.
Take a look at this, you'll love it.
My name is Robi Walters, I'm an artist.
I make collages using recycling,
and today I'm going to show you how it works.
So, the first thing that I do when I've got my pile of packaging
is...pull it all out and sort it into colours.
So, I've got some nice golds, and pinks, and reds.
To collect my packaging, I go to friends and family,
and I take their packaging,
and transform it into something beautiful.
I cut the colours into strips.
It prepares me for cutting petal shapes,
and, as you can see, I'm surrounded by petals, I love petal shapes,
but you don't have to cut petal shapes,
you can cut into squares, circles - whatever shape takes your fancy.
Nice red petal.
It takes a long time to make a big pile of petals
and I need a lot of petals for doing what I'm doing, so don't be put off.
It's a time to relax and just have fun.
I like to listen to music, sometimes I watch a little bit of television.
I'm now ready to start making my collage,
but first I need to be prepared and lay out all my materials.
Now that I've got everything ready,
I'm going to spray the edge of my board red,
as it's the primary colour that I'm using in my collage.
I take my collage pieces and I work from the corner,
and I work towards the centre of the piece.
It's always a good idea to have an image in your mind
of exactly of what you want to make and to work towards that goal.
It's nice to mix the colours - like, this is predominantly red,
but sometimes I'll take a colour from a different pile.
As you can see, this takes quite a long time
so it's really important that you're sitting comfortably.
I also use vinyl records, where I smash them
and do a very similar thing to my card collages,
where I lay them out and glue them onto plywood.
I also used bananas creating a boat,
which is a tribute to my grandparents coming over from Jamaica
in the 1950s.
Yay, I've finished my collage!
And now over to my gallery, where I'm going to display it.
So, here we are, this is the gallery where I display my work -
let's go hang the picture.
This piece is inspired by the Olympic Games,
by my favourite athlete, Usain Bolt.
Right, here we go.
So, this is my collage, I really hope it inspires you to make something.
Robi used about 8,000 petals made from old card
to make this amazing collage,
and it's perfect inspiration for what we can make with Jordan.
I've had a root through all your packaging and I've found -
which will be great for a storage box -
an old shoe box of yours.
So, obviously, you just need to make sure
that you can fit your DVDs inside.
I found a DVD of yours, and it fits perfectly.
And I know you're big into your street dancing,
so how about we create a street dancing storage box?
-Does that sound good?
You need a large piece of old cardboard,
and make sure it's nice and thick,
and then we need to start drawing all the features. So, the arms...
..the jazzy cap...
..and now all we need to do is start cutting them out.
So, you've got a pair of scissors, there.
What's, like, your favourite move?
-So, how do you do the body wave?
It's like a wave of motion through your arms.
Go on, show me, I've got to see this.
What?! That's AMAZING! Do that again!
Oh, my gosh, that's... That's so cool!
Right, so we've got all our shapes cut out,
so I'm going to put these to one side now,
as next we need to think about the design.
And, as Robi Walters says, a good tip is to be prepared.
You need to lay out all your packaging
so you know what type of things you are going to use
to bring your design together.
Another good tip is, you need to think of the end result.
So, you've got to have a good picture in your mind of what you
want your end design to look like.
So it seems like there's quite a few blue boxes here.
-Maybe we could use that as our base colour?
Another good tip from Robi is that you can make collages
out of any shapes and any materials, you can just have fun with it.
Fun is the word.
What do you think of using a star?
We can also, obviously, use other shapes as well.
-What about a rectangle?
We can just do a long, thin rectangle and do loads of strips.
The main thing about this stage is just building up a good pile
of materials to use. So, it's all about, as Robi Walters said,
being prepared, getting your shapes all ready,
and once you have got a big pile together then it's really simple
to start laying them on your box and really building up your design.
Right, so we've cut out all our shapes.
-That took a while didn't it?
And now we need to start building up the design for our storage box.
So, if I bring the lid back in, you can start working on this.
And one thing Robi Walters does in his artwork is colour graduation.
So it's kind of going from a darker shade to a lighter shade,
so you could try doing that on this box.
I will work on the legs of our street dancer,
and I'll use these yellow strips that we cut out.
-What do you think about that?
-Yeah it looks good, yeah.
It looks cool, that, doesn't it.
Why don't we use some of those crisp packets to build up the shoe?
OK, sounds good.
That's another top tip from Robi Walters, as well.
It's all about using different materials.
This is one trendy guy.
-Just like you.
To decorate the hat, we again used crisp packets.
This time, we cut them into leaf shapes.
Oh, I can smell those crisps!
Right, so next we're going to work on the arms.
So, these are our templates that we cut out before and our square.
And what we're going to do with the square, first of all,
is create tabs on either side.
So you're going to bend up these flaps on your square.
It is quite tough cardboard, isn't it?
As we realised when we were using those scissors.
So just put a bit of strength into it.
Then you're going to grab your front arm
and stick it down with some sticky tape with the tab just along here.
And then do the same with the other side.
And now we just need to join the top bits here,
because this is what our box is going to rest on.
So all you do for that is bend over the top bits like this
and sticky tape them together.
Right, and then you've got your support mechanism for your box.
I'll just show you how that works.
The box just rests on it like that,
and the arm's kind of supporting it.
Then we can just decorate the front arm, here,
with all of the stars we cut up before.
Next we'll attach the legs to the box
by folding the top of each leg and sticking them on
using double-sided tape or glue.
That's looking pretty cool.
Then let's move on to the head.
So, I've stuck the hat on his head
and now I've stuck the head on the box.
So this support arm is going to go underneath.
I've just put some double-sided sticky tape on the top bit of it.
Then our final arm that goes on the top,
that's just going to stick about a third of the way along.
Just like that.
And there we have our street dancing storage box.
Let's turn it around and take a good look.
Whoa, that is amazing! That looks really, really good.
-It's wicked, isn't it?
-Right, shall we open him up and put some DVDs in?
-That looks so cool.
-It does, doesn't it?
now I've shown you how to create a street dance storage box,
I think it's time for you to show me a few of your street dance moves.
-OK, let's do that.
-Let's do it.
-So you start with the head.
-And then you start with the body.
I ain't got that.
To make a street dancer storage box, here's what you have to do.
Stage one - get a shoe box big enough to fit
whatever you want to store in it.
Stage two - on a sheet of old cardboard,
draw and cut out the head, hat and limbs.
Stage three - assemble the arms,
which will become the stand for the unit.
Stage four - cut out your various collage shapes.
Stage five - arrange and stick your collage shapes
to the individual pieces and the box lid.
Stage six - stick the limbs and the head on to the body.
Still to come, we make a big beast out of cardboard boxes.
And we show you how to make a skittles game
from stuff you'd throw away.
But first, Totally Famous.
Introducing Salvador Dali.
Totally Famous for doing the weirdest of weird works of art.
Spanish artist Salvador Dali was a bit of a show off.
I mean, why else would you grow a moustache like that?
He wanted to get attention with his actions, as well as his art.
Dali was a surrealist and looked at the world in a very different way.
He had an amazing ability to recycle his dreams into art.
To help him do this, he put a metal plate on the floor
next to his chair. Then he'd hold a spoon in his hand
and nod off to sleep before waking up with a clang,
and rushing straight off to paint the dreams he just woken up from.
But Dali wasn't just a painter. He made art in other ways, too.
How would you like one of those?
I wonder if you can get it in a smartphone version.
But one creature terrified Dali - you'll never guess what it was.
I'm not joking.
Ready to take your bow? I knew you'd like that.
The Totally Famous, tache-tastic Salvador Dali.
Today we're going to make a plastic bottle skittle game...
..using six old plastic water or soft drink bottles,
an old ball,
some white paint,
some PVA glue, and a little bit of water.
You're going to get some white paint.
Pour it into our bottle.
You need a little bit, not a lot.
Then what you're going to do is put in a little bit of PVA glue.
Only a little bit.
And a small bit of water.
All right. Then you need to put the lid on...
then you shake it. Make sure the lid's on.
The glue will help the paint stick.
Once you've shaken all the mixture in your bottle,
put all the leftovers into an old container.
We can use this to make our other skittles.
Once you've poured all the leftovers into an old container,
get some red tape and put it around your bottle.
This is good decoration.
Once you've done one, take another piece and put it above.
We've made two skittles.
Now we've got another four to go for our game.
Let's get making.
Keep going until you've got six skittles.
And then you can play with them.
Yeah, high five!
The best thing about making skittles
is you can play with them for ages.
What can you make from a bin bag full of rubbish?
Just have a look at this.
There you go.
-What? I don't have a clue what you're going to make.
No idea whatsoever.
You'll need some scissors,
an old bit of cardboard
and lots of crisp packets.
-Do you want to know what we're going to make?
-I'd love to, yeah.
-Have a look at this.
-What? How did that even happen?
-Some funky jewellery there.
-I tell you what, that suits you.
-Would you like one?
-I'd love one, yeah.
-Well, I think we should make you one.
-OK, go on then.
The first thing we need to do is take one of our crisp packets...
-..and we need to open it up.
-Now, we do this by cutting down the back here...
-..and then along the bottom, as well. See that?
Opened out one side along there.
We've opened out the other side.
What you want to do is do that to all of your crisp packets, OK?
So, you've got lots and lots of these.
They're very clean, these packets, aren't they?
What do you take me for? I've washed these all up.
You're always thinking.
The next thing you need to do is to get some old card.
Now, I've used an old cereal packet here.
So we need to draw a rectangle on our old piece of card
and it needs to measure 10cm by 20cm.
What's that for, then?
This is going to be our template.
So, 20cm along here.
Right, so now you've drawn that, we need to cut it out.
-OK, I can do that.
I've got one that we've already cut out.
Just speeding ahead.
Put the template on to the crisp packet,
and then draw around it quickly.
There you go. What do we need to do next, Michelle?
We need to cut it out, and that's where I come in.
Once you've cut out one of your templates,
-it looks a bit like this, yeah?
Next, we've got some folding to do, so pay attention.
The first fold you need to make,
you need to fold it in half along the length.
Get a nice, good crease in there.
Open that back out.
Then, you're going to fold your edges into the crease you have just made.
-I get you.
So, you're folding into the crease that you just made on that side,
and again on this side.
It looks easier than folding paper, as well,
cos it's quite a flimsy material, isn't it?
Yeah, getting the crease in is quite easy compared to doing it on paper.
Then, you again fold on your original crease.
-Does that make sense?
-It makes sense. A lot of folds.
"It makes sense. A lot of folds!"
Now we're going to use the same technique,
but we're going to turn it on its end.
So, we fold in half, like we did for the first one.
-OK, get your crease.
Open it back out again,
and then you're folding into that middle crease that you've just made.
So it's the same as you did before, but just a different way around.
Exactly the same principle.
Then, like we did the first time round,
fold your original crease in half.
-Now, this is a single component of our jewellery.
But we need lots of these,
so you need to save up lots and lots of crisp packets
until you've got loads, like this,
and then you can begin making your jewellery.
-What you need to do is take one of the components...
..and if you open it up into two flaps, like this,
you can see that in each of the flaps there's a little space.
Yeah, a little hole.
What you need to do is take another component and put it into those.
So you take one flap from the component and put it in one side,
and the other flap, you put it in the other side.
-That's simple, that.
-Yeah, you got it?
-Yeah I got it.
Here it is one more time, just in case.
Once that's in, you've got your first link of your bracelet.
Then keep going. Pick up another one.
Look for the two slits.
In goes another component again.
So, once you've put quite of the few links in,
-you should have something that looks a bit like this.
-OK? Now all we need to do is link one end to the other.
So, you take one of your basic link components,
open it out so it's long, like that, yeah?
Slide it into the last link that you made.
When you fold it round here, fold it round the outside...
-It's so neat, as well, isn't it?
-..and back in.
-And there you have it.
-You've made me my very own bracelet!
-There you go.
-Thanks very much.
If you don't want to make a bracelet,
there are other things you can use the little links to make.
If you look over there, I've made a place mat.
-Oh, I like this.
-It's cool, isn't it?
The colours are brilliant, as well,
cos you've got all the different crisp packets.
All made out of crisp packets. I used a smaller template for that one.
That one's slightly smaller,
the links are a little bit thinner, as well.
-What's this, then?
-Got another present for you.
Check this out.
Your own little fashion belt there.
You are just too kind. This guy is good.
-I'm loving this.
-There you go. You see?
Right, where we heading? I'm up for a party, me.
Well, we're off to the party! Enjoy your funky jewellery.
I'd love one of those bracelets, Min.
You'd look lovely in one. But where would you put it?
Oh, good point.
Still, it's a good reason to stop binning crisp packets, Vin.
Did you know, in the UK, we throw away enough crisp packets
and other plastic packaging to fill 250 jumbo jets every week?
Here, Min, do you know what type of crisps can fly?
Museums - full of old stuff.
..and a walrus?
We're going to use something old
to make something new for this museum.
And we're using this...
A load of old cardboard.
I'm being very careful with this cutting here.
Anyone for ribs?
-How's it going?
-Yeah it's going good.
Cool, right. More cardboard.
It's like a big jigsaw puzzle.
Now THAT'S a claw.
-It's looking good.
-Let's get cracking.
There you go.
A Totally Rubbish-osaurus.
We made our Totally Rubbish-osaurus out of 26 boxes,
two cutting knives, and two felt pens.
Oh, and a step ladder.
There you go - a perfect new addition to the museum.
And all from a load of old cardboard.
BOTH: See you.
Why don't you have a go at making some fake snot...
..or a street dancer storage box...
..creating your own plastic bottle skittles game...
..or designing your own crisp packet fashion?
And start collecting your out of date phone books...
..old towels and odd socks...
..and more empty crisp packets for the next time on Totally Rubbish.
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