Most recycling centers don’t accept shredded paper. If you shred as part of your work at home or for personal privacy, here are some ways you can reuse that shredded paper.
Fun arts and crafts for the whole family.
You can make your own homemade glue – even specialty crafting glues. It’s fun, interesting and educational (many of these glue recipes are safe for kids to help with).
Fabric painting is a very easy craft to learn on your own. You also don’t need any particular drawing/painting talent, as long as you can make yourself a stencil. It’s a really fun way to personalize clothing.
Take coloring books to a whole new level – a beautiful, personalized book a child will enjoy for years to come as a joint effort between the two of you.
Bookmaking can be a fun craft for kids. These simple free book templates are easy enough for some kids to make them unsupervised, or with just a little help from an adult.
Egg tempera is a form of painting that uses powdered pigments mixed with egg yolk. It was very popular during the early Renaissance, and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is just one example of a famous painting in this medium.
Waxed fall leaves are a great for fall decorating. You can scatter some artfully on a dining table, mantle or bookshelf. They’re beautiful added to flower arrangements. There are several different ways to make them, but the least “chemical” way is the liquid wax method. Liquid wax leaves Lay some newspaper out on a table …