Tinkerlab is up to it again with a great creative challenge: Magazines.
We actually did way more than one project. It was hard to stop once we started. The project that was most successful and fun for my children was...
Magazine Play Houses
This is an awesome way to upcycle magazines as well as boxes. We took cardboard by cutting the sides off boxes we had in our recycle bin. Three sides were used for each child's house. One for the bottom/floor layer, and the other two were used for the walls. The walls were made by cutting a straight line halfway down the middle of the two pieces of cardboard. Then connecting the cut lines onto each other to create a nice fit. I used a glue gun to adhere the walls and floor together. This gave the kids four rooms in which to create their house. If you want a door from one room to the next it is important to cut that out first before hot gluing together.
We then searched through magazines to find pictures that they liked for the walls and floors. (Better Homes and Gardens was the best for this project.) My oldest was more keen on cutting out parts of pictures to make up the whole room while my youngest who was helped a lot by mom made each room out of an entire picture.
Several other bloggers independently went to work with the challenge to make or do something with used magazines. I am so excited to see what others came up with.
The bloggers involved in this challenge are:
- Amy Ahola of Child Central Station
- Amy Hood of Kids in the Studio
- Amy Mascott of Teach Mama
- Anna Ranson of The Imagination Tree
- Christie Burnett of Childhood 101
- Deborah Stewart of Teach Preschool
- Jamie Reimer of Hands on As We Grow
- Jean Van’t Hul of Artful Parent
- Jen Berlingo of Paint Cut Paste
- Jillian Riley of A Mom with A Lesson Plan
- Kristina Buskirk of Toddler Approved
- Lara Housser of Kiwi Crate
- Maggy Woodley of Red Ted Art
- Melissa Jordan of The Chocolate Muffin Tree
- Melissa Taylor of Imagination Soup
- Michelle Sottile of Michelle's Charm World
- Rachel Reyna of Messy Preschoolers
- Rachelle Doorley of Tinkerlab
- Rashmie Jaaju of Mommy Labs
- Roopa Shri of Putti Prapancha
- Catherine Beane of Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
Check out their ideas below: