Help your child turn old magazines into crafts

If your house looks like ours, you probably have a pile of old magazines scattered around. If you don’t want to recycle them or haven’t had time to donate them to your child’s school, get the kids together and spend the day making reusable crafts from old magazines.

Here are some creative suggestions:

1. Create a bowl/vase

This is a simple craft idea that only requires a magazine and a glue gun. Take individual pages and fold them into vertical strips. Start by creating a base, then glue strips lightly on top of each other until a bowl shape is formed.

2. Create beads

Cut smaller shapes out of magazines (like a triangle, circle, or square), cover all but one edge with a thin strip of glue, and roll them into small balls or tubes. To achieve an even size/shape, place a thin object in the center, such as a pencil or toothpick. These can then be combined to make necklaces, decorations, etc.

2. Create a collage photo frame

It’s a great gift for a friend or loved one, especially if you cut out words or pictures that have special meaning to them. You can also make a collage from any other object you can think of; the possibilities are limitless.

4. Build a woven magazine bag

This is my favorite craft idea: you can make your own personalized purse from an old magazine, clear packing tape, Velcro, and scissors.

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