I am a big-time magazine junky. Whether I need mindless entertainment or want to learn something new, magazines allow me to do that without committing days, even weeks, like a book. Not that I will ever give up books, but sometimes I want glossy pictures to go with the words.
So because of my (and my husband's) magazine habit, we are actually recycling quite a bit of paper each month. Don't even get me started on the stacks of magazines I can't bear to part with yet. Let's just say, we could probably do better in the reducing and reusing departments.
One thing I should definitely do is repurpose magazine pages for art projects. Kellan loves to use his scissors, so he can practice cutting out pictures and gluing them on cardboard for collages (glue sticks may even rate higher than scissors on a preschooler's list of cool crafting tools). We've also been making and decorating paper airplanes. Magazine pages would make for colorful creations.Reusing magazines doesn't have to just be child's play. I've seen ideas that feature home décor projects from a plant stand to a pretty good looking waste paper basket. You can also create some amazing gifts using decoupage, like this frame. What's great about seeing other people's recycled magazine projects is that it can inspire you to come up with your own. How do you reuse your magazines?