Advertisements in the mail.
These are the things that pile up on our kitchen table, and yet I hesitate to just toss away. After all, they may hold some use, even if the ads are for things we don’t want…
When the pile starts to spill over, and I have a few minutes to spare, I snip away at the pictures and toss them into a big Ziplock bag. It’s perfect for a rainy day activity when I’m not feeling particularly creative.
Today we pulled out the big pad of art paper and made beautiful collages.
The kids had a blast sorting through all the pictures in the bag. (And, of course, glue sticks are always fun to use!)
Sometimes I pull out stickers to add to the collages. Or they use markers. Today we just glued.
Have older kids?
Have them search through the magazines and create a collage of things they’d like to do this summer, places they’d like to visit one day, or pictures that have to do with a career they are interested in.
Want to make it more educational?
What else have you done with old magazines/ads?