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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Little Recycled Books
I have been saving cardboard boxes for ages.
Every time we finish something from the pantry I have been flattening the box and saving it. For what you may ask? I don't really know. I just know that I have a disease. Cant-throw-anything-away-itis.....at least if it is a craft-able item. And really - isn't EVERYTHING a craft-able item?
And cardboard is definitely craft-able material! I have seen some fun recycled postcards and books and bookmarks on-line and I think that is where my mind has been heading with this huge pile of cardboard. So for Spring break we made some little books.
All different sizes. Different papers inserted in between the cardboard. Fun and easy to take with you and stash in a purse or pocket. Cheap and easy to make...my kind of craft!
And it's inspired the kids to do more spontaneous writing and drawing when out and about.
Plus, they're just darn cute little books! This time we stapled them with our long armed, heavy duty stapler (an item that I don't know how I lived without before). Next time we might venture into some alternate binding methods like sewing and gluing and other fun ways to attach the papers.
But beware - they are addicting and believe me - YOU WILL find yourself saving all kinds of cardboard boxes...just in case.
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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