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Wrap It Up: Recycle Newspaper

Newspapers normally end up stacked in the recycle bin so send your child on a lil mission to recover the black and white printed sheets and help wrap their holiday gifts. Simply pull a page, cut it to size and cover the present. Once that is finished, using their steady lil hand, some eco-friendly paint in the color of their choice (I like red for the contrast) and their own inspiration, have them "tie" a bow around the package. If they want more colorful paper choose the comics section. To add more pizzazz, use a glitter glue pen to create the ribbon.

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Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
It's a really eco-friendly idea, but I'm imagining a lot of sooty, newsprint-covered hands and newsprint smears on walls and such from this.
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I've done that with comics.
krae85 krae85 8 years
hehe, my cousin and I used to do this.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
This is a great idea. It saves money and the planet. A win -win!
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