It occurred to me that I have milk filters, and those might work well for making snowflakes.
I have no idea how I put those milk filters and snowflakes together, but I did. Cross-wired brain, I guess!
I tried washing my milk filters a few months ago. I put them in the dishwasher with plastic clothes clips on them to hold them upright on the cup pegs on the top rack. I set the dishwasher for the sanitize cycle. I don't usually re-use them, but I was down to my last two and I wasn't sure when I was going to get to the farm supply store, so I thought I would give washing them a try. They came out clean and re-usable, and probably more sanitized than when they came out of the box!
Last night I decided to wash a few more, and see if they would work for snowflakes.
Yup! They do!
|Milk filter snowflake.|
|Here's my opened box of milk filters.|
Here's a video that shows how to use Sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol to dye.
I think small hobby farmers are always on the lookout for a way to re-use things that are normally disposable. I don't think we live especially 'green', but I am surprised at how many things we re-use compared to others we know.