Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ID Mommy Project: DIY Recycled Magazine & Cereal Box Flash Cards!

School is coming soon!  Here's a fun and educational recycling project to make with your kids...flash cards!  This idea came to me last time Sammy and I were making a recycled magazine collage.

Supplies: Old magazines, Cardboard (cereal boxes, used cardboard envelopes, etc), scissors, glue
Optional but nice to have: Rounded-corner scissors, cutting baord

Step 1: Cut up your cardboard into cards.  I made mine 3.5" x 5", from a used cardboard shipping envelope.

If you have some corner rounding scissors, they add a nice touch...

Step 2: Flip through magazines and cut out letters and pictures of objects. Make it an extra challenge for your kids by telling them to find objects that start with a certain letter.  Or, ask them what letter each object starts with.

Can't find a letter?  Find a cool pattern in an image and cut the shape of a letter out of it!

Step 3: Glue the letters to one side of the card, and objects that begin with those letters on the other side.
Big H!  Little h!  What begins with "H?"

A Hand and a Hot Dog!  Hooray!  Hooray! (bonus points for guessing which Dr. Seuss book I'm thinking of!)
This can easily be an ongoing project, that you add to while making your other collages too.  You can even glue actual objects to them too, if they are flat, such as a paperclip for "P!"  Have fun with it!

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