Looking for some different ideas? Below are ten of our favorite ways to recycle magazine pages into fun craft projects and beautiful pieces of art!
- Pretend Cookie Tray
- Magazine Strip Art
- Fall Magazine Tree
- Magazine Wreath
- Magazine Collage Ornament
- Easy Magazine Flowers
- Paper Rosette
- Homemade Cards
- Cut Out Funny Faces
- Paper Dolls
- CLASSIC USES FOR RECYCLED MAGAZINES
There are several creative ways to make crafts from old magazines and moms just like you have been crafting with them for many years.
Some of the classics I've seen around are:
1. Collages – Making a collage is a fun way to spark creativity and create a one of a kind keepsake. Give your kids a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock or construction paper and some glue. Ask them to pick a theme for their collage. Using that theme, have them go through stacks of magazines and cut out pictures for their project. For example, if Tom wants his collage to be about dogs, have him find pictures of different dogs, dog food, bowls, a park, fire hydrants, dog houses, etc. They can be as creative or inventive as they like. Once their pictures are cut out, have them glue them all over the construction paper, overlapping if they like.
2. Decoupage – Pictures cut from magazines are great for decoupage projects. First, to create your own decoupage medium, mix together equal parts of white glue and water. Use a paint brush to combine, adding more glue or water if needed to make it to a milky, paintable solution. Use a paint brush to apply decoupage to empty vegetable cans, pieces of scrap wood, or empty glass jars. Lay your picture on the decoupaged area, then paint a layer of decoupage on top of the picture. Use the paint brush to smooth out the piece and get rid of any bubbles or lines.
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