So often, I hear people complain: “but after I’ve gotten the coupons out, what will I do with the rest of the papers?”
My answer: “you will craft.”
The kids and I started by clipping out yummy images of food from ads. We soon discovered Fred Meyer’s ads are pretty much awesome for this. Their ad from last weekend had a steak dinner, rotisserie chicken, blueberry cobbler and a cheeseburger the size of the Sears Tower.
Next you will glue these onto paper. We used both plain old computer paper and fancy construction paper.
At the end of it, you will have some wonderful, handmade menus for your restaurant.
When I asked my kids what they wanted to name their restaurant, my son immediately suggested Jake’s. I’m not sure why, since he doesn’t have any friends named Jake (that I’m aware of). Little sister much preferred the name Dolly’s. So, Jake & Dolly’s it was.
First, a quick trip to the market…
My daughter decided she would be the “cooker” and my son would play waiter. Here they are, getting the kitchen fired up.
Next, I helped round up some customers. You can imagine my horror when I found Mr. Trump…well, like this….
I tried to relocate his shoulder, but alas, it wouldn’t hold. So, after a quick amputation, we were back to dinner service.
The kids decided Mr. Trump wanted a very underripe pineapple for dinner. Here he is with his dinner date,
Kim Kardashian Princess Jasmine.
Here is Jasmine, selecting some food from our menus – and in perfect plank formation no less.
The kids really know how to treat their customers well! No one leaves hungry at Jake & Dolly’s!
So the next time you’re wondering what to do with leftover newspapers, you’ll know exactly what to do about it.