Hard plastics are a safe and easily worked material.

You can cut them using a knife or a hot nail.

Two pieces of plastic can be joined by riveting, sewing, melting with a candle flame or using a hot nail through both pieces while held together closely.

Soft plastics can be melted together if done carefully.

Melting plastic bags with an iron

Joining plastic bags

Plastic bags can be plaited together to make a strong rope.

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