LET'S FUSE SOME PLASTIC!!!
What you will need:
Plastic bags (Wal-Mart, Target, HEB, etc) or plastic table cloth.
Grab your table cloth and fold it till you get 4 layers of plastic. If you are using plastic bags, you would use 2 plastic bags (but you can experiment and use more if you like).
Then cut out squares or rectangles (depending what your going to make in the end). My cut rectangular cut outs are 20.5 x 13.5. They shrink after heat is applied so make sure you cut big enough pieces to make up for the shrinking.
Then you are going to sandwich one of the 4 layered cut outs in between two large pieces of parchment paper You could even use some old towels for a neat texture. Do not use wax paper.
Take your VERY hot iron and iron on top (with some pressure) of the parchment paper being careful not to get any plastic on your iron. This will ruin the iron. Also make sure there is no water in your iron to make a mist. It causes bubble and the plastic won't properly fuse. Check every couple of minutes to see if your plastic has fused together. It should not take too long at all. And when your done, it will look something like this...
You could make:
-reusable grocery bags
-a purse or clutch
-snack bags for the kiddos
-place mats for the table
-some artsy clothing
What ideas do you think you could use fused plastic for???