NEW LIFE FOR OLD FLYERS: CRAFTS WITH PRINT MEDIA
Do you always have those coloured flyers full of attractive offers around? After you’ve read them, do they pile up in the hallway? Didn't you want to take them to the recycling centre days ago? But there are always so many things to do ... No problem! Because Lidl flyers are ideal for do-it-yourself crafts ... and what’s more, they’re free. Here are some ideas that you can make with your child.
Funny little men made of yogurt, pasta, etc.
Lidl flyers contain many colourful pictures to make unusual and fun collages. Choose the pictures you like the most and cut them out. Depending on the age, your child can use scissors alone or with your help. If he is still small, you can cut the pictures and the child can paste. Apply glue on the back of the images and press onto coloured construction paper, everything will then be embellished with the child’s drawings.
You can also search for particular themes. For example, you can draw a grocery store or some Lidl shelves and your child can put the groceries inside. Or, you can create fantasy figures made with images of flour and yogurt packs from Lidl, adding pictures of spaghetti. You’ll certainly have even more ideas.
This suggestion is also perfect for birthday parties. Everyone prepares a card with his own wishes, the best birthday cake in the world or something that suits the theme of the party. At the end, you can vote for the most beautiful collage.
Collage of images: paste, cut and scrunch up for child development
It’s well established that children love to cut and paste, but did you know that these activities increase the self-esteem and sensory perception of your child? Children realize very early that paper is an exciting material. Adults read the newspaper, write shopping lists and put things in paper bags - and don’t forget the noise, the rustle of paper is so fascinating! We can wad it up or tear it, but we can also create new shapes with glue.
Even better is when small children can feel the paper in their hands and work to create something new. It doesn't matter if it isn’t perfect. The important thing is to definitely try. Children are very proud of their artwork; mom and dad too. This strengthens self-esteem. Even the little ones can create simple collages. They can find many interesting patterns and images in the Lidl flyer or on product packaging. What are you waiting for? Go get those flyers! Luckily you haven’t thrown them out yet!
Create your own book
How many picture books encouraging your child to talk have you already held in your hands? Let us be honest, they're all the same. There are often things that have nothing to do with everyday life or with the important stuff. So why not create a custom picture book with your child? What to put in your cart when shopping at Lidl? Collect images from the Lidl flyer or from product packaging and organize them by themes: fruits, vegetables, etc. Glue them into a collage on an A4 sheet of paper and put two, front and back, in a plastic document sleeve.To make your work sturdier, insert cardboard (such as from a breakfast cereal box) between the two sheets. Tape the open end of the sleeve closed. If you put the envelopes in a binder, you will soon have a custom picture book, tailor-made to your life. Alternatively, you can also laminate the pages and collect them separately in a single folder.
Feeling and tasting is allowed
As mentioned above, kids love working with glue and paper and must have the possibility to do so. But if your child puts his glue-covered hands in his mouth, you may have some reasons to be worried. For this reason, we reveal a little recipe for a non-toxic glue:
- 500 ml boiling water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar Acentino
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 125 g of food starch
Mix everything together over medium heat until it forms a creamy mass. If you keep the glue in hermetically sealed jam jars it will keep for several weeks. Have fun!