Before you start rolling up those magazine pages, here are some interesting facts about magazines:
- How many magazines get thrown away each year in the U.S? 2.5 million tons!!
- Murzilka, a monthly literary and art publication for children aged 6 to 12, has been listed by the Guinness World Records as the longest running children's magazine in the world.
- It takes one tree to make 230 average sized newspapers/magazines.
- Worldwide, 4 billion trees are cut down every year for paper. That’s one per cent of the Amazon Rainforest – every single year. Here, you can read more interesting paper recycling facts.
Now, back to our magazine paper rolls and how to make them in 3 easy steps:
Take those old magazines lying around the house and rip out the pages.Step 2.
Begin to roll the page around a pencil or a skewer to create a tube shape.
This is an excellent activity for developing fine-motor skills.
When you reach the end, put some glue on the corner and wrap it around the tube to secure it in place.Make sure you make plenty - you can always use them for different projects.