Grasshoppers, Recycling, and Being Creative

We finally did our last dissection! Oh to be almost done with Biology! The gals spent an hour and a half this morning with this crunchy fellow.

I have been blessed with a box of brand new tees. These were for a past event at our church.

So the gals made some pretty cool sharpie tye dye shirts. Here is a photo of them redesigning the shirt. They slit the sides and tied it. It looks pretty cool!

The photos of the tye dye did not show up for some reason ( camera to computer issue)

I made tee shirt yarn. This was a lot of fun, easy to do, and very fast. I am not sure what I will do with it yet. Weave a rug? Crochet dishrags? Not sure! But its cool to do and I am sure whatever we decide to make it will be fun.

Arlette at Polka Dot Pineapple has a wonderful tutorial and lots of links on making tee shirt yarn.



  1. YUMMY Grasshopper dissection in the am, hahahaha.
    Loved the ideas for the tshirts.....you are so smart!!
    Be blessed,

  2. What a neat idea for old t-shirts! I'm going to be looking that up!

    We didn't do dissections; we just did regular butchering instead. Hope it passes for the university admission people!

    Annie Kate

  3. Love the tee shirt yarn, looks like fun. I bet it would make a great braided rug, or possibly a crocheted basket. We have a long way before we get to dissecting anything; thankfully! :-) Have a wonderful day.

  4. I have never heard of t-shirt yarn. That is awesome!

  5. Wow, Tina...that is really cool w/the t-shirts! I like the tied sides, too :-)

    Dissecting grasshoppers...that's a first for me! We did the usual perch, worm, frog. I think there was something else, but I don't know what!

    My mom is much better now, thank you so much for your prayers for her this past weekend!


  6. Dear Tina,
    Thanks for sharing the link to the t-shirt yarn...I've been wondering about what to do with some old t-shirts...this would be a great idea! Congrats. on almost finishing biology!

    God bless,

  7. So neat to learn about the t-shirt yarn.

    I'm so glad that my first set of students have Biology behind them. 3 more to go..hehe! Thank you for always leaving me encouraging little notes.


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