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Old Magazine Craft Ideas For You and Your Children – 3 Ways to Reuse Old Magazines

Most everybody I know has a ton of old magazines lying around their home. These magazines collect dust and take up valuable space. If you want to clean up, you can recycle them, or you can use them to do some pretty cool crafts with your children.

When I was clearing out all of my old magazines, I did a little of both, I went through each magazine and tore out pages I thought I’d use in the future, and recycled the rest of the magazine. Just going through the magazines is something you can with your children. When I was going through my magazines, I tore pages out and placed them in a cardboard box, I turned 30 stacks of magazines into two cardboard boxes full of future craft supplies.

Once you’re sorted through the magazines and decided what you want to keep, it’s time to get crafting.

One thing I really enjoy doing with magazine clippings is making comic books/story books. Writing stories is fun by itself, but using magazine clippings and crayons to illustrate the story is awesome. I usually cut out heads and paste them on bodies I’ve drawn. I also like to use things for the background, trees, cars, houses, animals, etc… No matter what you choose to do, you’re guaranteed to have a great time doing it. Try finding pictures first and writing your story to match the pictures.

Another fun thing you can do with magazine cut-outs is create a giant collage of pictures you like. This is the easiest way to use up old magazines, due to the sheer volume of pictures you’ll be using. Grab a giant piece of cardboard, some scissors, and a few glue sticks and you’re ready to go. Decide on a theme before you start, or just start pasting pictures wherever you feel like. Half the fun is wondering how it’s going to turn out. Have fun and don’t worry too much if you make a mistake, you can always paste over a picture you don’t like.

The final thing I really enjoy doing, is cutting out words and letters and writing notes or telling stories. The best thing about doing this is the fact that it saves a lot of the page for future use as you are usually only cutting a couple words or letters out. Doing this will depend on your child’s reading/writing level, but you can still do this with young children by asking them what they want it to say.

No matter what you decide to do with old magazines, the best thing to do is take full advantage of everything they have to offer before you toss them in the recycle bin.

How to Find the Best Collector Car Club For You and Your Ride

If you are trying to find a good car club and you cannot find one it may not be an easy task at all. Finding a good collector car club may be harder then finding anything else that you may need to find. There are probably tons of collector car clubs in your area you just need to get online or get your nose in the newspapers to find out what is going on.

The first thing that you can do is go to an auto parts store and see if there is anyone there with a collectible car. If there is then you can ask them if they are in any car clubs and if they say yes then there you go you are in. that’s all you need to do is talk to people and then you will find out info that you didn’t even know was around. All you do is just go find a bunch of collectible cars and then start talking to the guys if you drive a collectible car.

Another good place to find a good organization is to go to car shows. There are usually a bunch of people there with collectible cars that would love to talk to you about your car and if you wanted in on the car club. If you cannot find anyone to talk to at a car show then you just need to go online or in a chat room forum and talk to some people and try to meet some people around your area that are in car clubs.

If you do not want to leave your house to find a good club then you can either make some phone calls or get on the internet and start looking up some on Google. If you cannot find any car shows on the internet then you just need to go on a car club website and email some of the people asking where they are located and if they know of any collector’s car clubs around. There are many around you just have to find them.

If you ever seen those car magazines that is another good way to find yourself a good club if you are still looking for one. You just go buy a few antique car magazines and there should be numbers of the sellers of the cars in there all you need to do is pick up the phone and call someone about the same car that you have and start talking to them about it and then ask them about the car clubs.

Even though finding a good organization can be hard it will be worth all the work once you have found what you are looking for. You will be able to talk to people about all the same things and not have to repeat yourself. It will be worth all the work that you had to go through.

Collecting Diecast Cars – NASCAR

I’ve been collecting diecast cars for awhile now, I started with Hot Wheels as a child then as I got older I started collecting larger muscle cars. I collected Mustangs, Camaros, and Firebirds and so on. I also collected Indy cars and Formula 1, now I’m collecting NASCAR diecast cars. You can really go nuts with the NASCAR collection; each driver has two or three different paint schemes so you can collect them all for your favorite drivers, don’t forget all the Special Editions and fantasy paint schemes. Then there are all the different scales you can collect them in. You can get them in scale sizes from 1:64 to 1:18, 1:64 being the smallest and 1:18 being the largest.

So what scale do you collect small, medium or large, you can get great detail in any scale. I have a few 1:64, 1:43 and some 1:32 but mostly my diecast car collection consist of the 1:24 scale especially my NASCAR collection. They take up more room but they easier to see, maybe I’m getting older and need glasses but a story for another time. No matter what scale you collect they all look great and I’m sure that no one collects one scale and one scale only.

Don’t forget to get accessories for your collection; you can get car lifts, figurines, toolboxes, you can get a work shop and a crew to work on your cars. And let’s make sure to keep the dust off the diecast cars with some real nice display cases. You can place them in single display cases or a multiple wall mount display case. So if you are interested in diecast cars you should buy some diecast magazines. In the magazines you see all types of diecast cars from race cars to production cars. You can also check out your local hobby shop where you can get a close up look at all the different diecast cars. Don’t forget to ask your friends, they might be collector but just never talk about it. Your friends may be able to tell you of some good places to shop for your diecast models and where they have had good luck or bad luck in purchasing.