If you were a school-age kid in the 1980s, there’s a good chance you spent countless hours in the back of class perfecting chains of gum wrappers that once graced all of the Fruit Stripes (and other brands) you had chewed your way through.
Kirsten Frits, a reader from Seattle, Wash., suggested revisiting those elementary school skills by using colorful newspaper pages to make oversized chains that can jazz up any potted plant.
By tweaking the traditional way of folding gum wrapper chains, you create a less bulky version that fits nicely around a pot. To get the full childhood experience, you might even try chewing a stick of gum while doing your folding.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/15/at-home/plant-wrapper-activity.html