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Subject: Recycled magazine holders
Date Posted: 8/23/2009 2:32 PM ET
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I was browsing National Geographic online the other day and came across these http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Activities/

I love this idea!

Date Posted: 8/24/2009 12:20 AM ET
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Wow! Thanks, Aimee! This is so easy and, for me, one of those ""Duh"" moments. LOL. Now I have a way to keep magazines together while I'm reading them, and also a fabulous way to donate them in 'sets' to my local Friends of the Library which re-sells donated magazines.
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 8:02 PM ET
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Recycled Magazine Pockets

 

Photo: magazine pockets
 

YOU WILL NEED

  • Empty cereal boxes
  • Recycled newspapers or leftover wrapping paper
  • Glue or clear tape

WHAT TO DO

  1. With a box standing upright, make a pencil mark on the edge of the box, five inches (12.7 centimeters) from the bottom. Draw a diagonal line to the opposite top corner of the box. Draw a matching line on the opposite side of the box.
  2. Cut along the lines and remove the top of the box.
  3. Wrap the box in wrapping paper or comics. Glue or tape in place. Your National Geographic Kids magazines finally have a home.


Text by NGS Staff
Photograph by Rebecca Hale

 

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Date Posted: 10/12/2009 2:03 PM ET
Member Since: 4/19/2006
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I have made these before and they are a big help with organizing.  However, I don't think cereal boxes are strong enough.  I use other various boxes I have come across that are about the right size.