If you’re looking for a fun and eco-friendly project, why don’t you learn how to recycle paper? It’s not as hard as it sounds — you’ll need a a mortar and pestle (or another way to mash up shredded paper and water), water, a frame, a sieve, plastic sheets, and thumbtacks. You can send off your paper to be recycled in factories, but what’s the fun in that? This way, you’ll feel as if you’re more directly contributing to the effort to save the environment. Shred up your newspapers as you read them so you’ll have a big pile to work with when you’re ready to start the project.