How Do You Use Recycled Magazines in the Art Room?
I inherited an abundance of old magazines when I started teaching middle school. Most of the magazines were National Geographic magazines from the 1960-1980’s and others were teen magazines donated from the school library. Somehow I continue to acquire magazines. My colleagues randomly drop them off in my mailbox and my family members send them my way. I feel like I have old magazines coming out my ears! I love having a variety of magazines to choose from, so I say the more the merrier. But sometimes I find myself wondering…
What am I going to do with all these magazines?
I’ve used magazines in my classroom as mixing trays for paint and in collage projects. These are just two ways magazines can be used in the art studio, but I know the readers of AOE are filled with creative ideas. I’d like to hear how you recycle magazines.
Do you have an abundance of magazines?
What is your favorite project to teach using recycled magazines?