Make a washing up scrubby

Many items in the home contain plastic, and it’s not just the obvious ones! For example, most dishcloths contain man-made plastic fibres. It’s important where we can to reduce, reuse and recycle – especially when it comes to plastic. Try this simple activity to turn your old clothing into a sustainable dishcloth, and have some crafty fun at the same time!

What you will need:

  • Clothes pegs
  • A square tupperware tub
  • Unwanted socks
  • Scissors

How to make your washing up scrubby:

Watch our video to find out how to make your scrubby



This idea was developed by our team at Loch of the Lowes – read some more ideas about how to be sustainable in their blog.


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Time to complete

30 mins

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Technologies (food and textile technology)


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