How to Make Magazine Paper Rolls 

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:

Step 1.

Take those old magazines lying around the house and rip out the pages.

kid ripping pages out of a magazine
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. 

rolling pages
Step 3.

When you reach the end, put some glue on the corner and wrap it around the tube to secure it in place.

putting glue on the magazine roll
Make sure you make plenty - you can always use them for different projects.
many magazine rolls

This article was updated on September 22, 2020

Marija Smuda Duric

A mum to two amazing twin boys - Einstein E and Power P, an educator, and a researcher.