Mister Rogers arrives with a variety of items typically thrown away by most people. In the kitchen, he uses a plastic container and small pieces of sponge to make a toddler's toy. He also uses pieces of foam packing material as building blocks as he sings I'm a Man Who Manufactures.
In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Corny and Robert Troll are trying to find a way to clean up the mess that has been made of the factory's water wheel. Dr. Bill is unable to offer any advice but Elsie Jean suggests that some stains are easy to treat, but "nothing short of magic" can remove wood stains.
Lady Elaine Fairchilde arrives outside the factory with her boomerang and uses its magic to remove the stain from the creek and the water wheel. In order to prevent similar damage in the future, Corny decides that he will start using a dirt-based stain which could be more easily cleaned.
Back at the house, Mister Rogers takes out a puppet made by Bob Brown from a detergent bottle. Wondering if others in the Neighborhood reuse items in similar ways, Mister Rogers visits the McFeely house. Mrs. McFeely shares a birdfeeder that Mr. McFeely recently made from a milk carton. Mr. McFeely stops in briefly to pick up a book for a delivery before Mrs. McFeely shows a few more creations made from used items -- a pillow made from an old sheet and a rug made of used fabric.
Moving on to Brockett's Bakery, Gladys Schenk shows an old lard bucket used as a waste basket and describes how old bread can be used to make bread pudding. Coming from the gym, Chef Brockett suggests other uses for old bread including croutons, stuffing, of simply selling it as a discount.
Returning to the house, Mister Rogers plans to make a birdfeeder of his own as he concludes for the week.
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