Gallery: Brownies show off their recycling

HANDBAGS made out of Malteser boxes and flip-flops from Weetabix packets were among the clothing made and modelled by youngsters at a recycling fashion show.

HANDBAGS made out of Malteser boxes and flip-flops from Weetabix packets were among the clothing made and modelled by youngsters at a recycling fashion show.

Twenty members of the 1st Old Felixstowe Brownies took to the catwalk in front of parents and friends to show off their clothes, which were made from a huge variety of discarded items and materials.

The event - which took place at the Old Felixstowe Community Centre, Ferry Road - was part of the girls' designer badge.

Brown Owl Penny Parker said: “They had great fun and came up with some fantastic ideas and designs.

“They used all sorts of materials. Malteser boxes had been turned into handbags, girls wore yoghurt pot ear-rings, Weetabix and tissue boxes were made into flips flops and shoes, cardboard milk bottles into clogs.

“There weren't too many bin bags in sight but there were some very colourful carrier bags used from a large number of shops.

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“They really enjoyed putting them together and wearing them - the hardest part was teaching them how to wiggle as they walked up and down the catwalk!”

The designer badge also involved the girls making posters - which were displayed as part of the event - showing the design they were making and detailing what they were going to make it from and also another design in connection with the guiding movement's centenary celebrations next year.

Also during the evening eight of the unit's newest girls made their brownie promises.

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