"What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things?" is the fifth episode of Blue's Clues from Season 2. It was the twenty-fifth episode to be produced and the twenty-sixth to be aired.
Steve and Blue celebrate Earth Day as they reduce, reuse, and recycle. In this episode, Blue wants to make something out of recycled things.
It is clean up time and Steve and Blue find things to clean up. Steve gets the idea that they could turn the trash into something else. He draws a recycling logo. They play a game of Blue's Clues to figure out what Blue wants to make out of recycled things. Steve gets his notebook from Sidetable Drawer. Steve explains how to play Blue's Clues to the viewers at home. After that, he had to wash his hands. As he pulled the last piece of paper towel, he spots the first clue on the empty paper towel roll. Steve draws the first clue in his notebook. But he needed two more clues.
Steve encounters a group of recycling bins and figures out what things belong in which bin. Steve gets an empty soup can and puts it in the metal recycling bin. Next, he gets out an empty juice bottle and puts it in the plastic bin. Now, he gets out an empty milk carton and he puts it in the paper bin. Finally, he gets out some scrunched up aluminum foil and puts it in the metal recycling bin. Steve thought he was done and as the waste bin tips over to the side, there was an empty tissue box which was the second clue. Steve draws the empty tissue box in the notebook.
Steve had two clues: a paper towel roll and a tissue box. He needed one more clue. Now, Steve and Blue help Tickety make something neat out of her old stuff. Blue starts by covering the coffee can with the paper. Next, Blue adds some buttons in the can and gives it a shake. Blue helped Tickety make a maraca. In the mail-time segment, Mailbox had some paper to throw away. So, he recycles it in the paper bin. Immediately after that, he gives Steve his letter. After that, Steve and Blue Skidoo into Recycle Town where they help the mayor Al Luminum to find ways to recycle all sorts of things since nothing in Recycle Town are ever thrown away, it is all recycled.
They start using two paper cups attached to a string making a phone. Next, they make a net using two poles and plastic holders in which soda cans get put in. Finally, they attach a tire onto a tree making a swing. After that, Steve heard the sounds of rubber bands which was the third clue. Steve draws the third clue, rubber bands in his notebook. Steve had all three clues. He and Blue Skidoo back home and Steve sat in the thinking chair and had to figure out what Blue wants to make out of recycled things. The clues were a paper towel roll, a tissue box, and rubber bands. Steve thought he could put the rubber bands over the tissue box and attached the paper towel roll to the side of the tissue box. And if Blue were to pluck the rubber bands, it would make a strumming sound. The answer to Blue's Clues was a guitar. Blue could use the tissue box for the body, the rubber bands for the strings, and the paper towel roll for the neck. They just figured out Blue's Clues. The group of characters came back as Blue was making a homemade guitar. It was time for the So Long Song. Blue played her homemade guitar while Steve played his acoustic guitar. After the song, the episode ends.