This goody bags—used to pack simple snacks and lunches for your kids, for lunches, or when you're on the go—has to be one of the most unusual ways of reusing old magazines that I've seen. These DIY snack bags come courtesy of Esther, and they seem pretty simple and straightforward to make.
You first start out by cutting out 6"×6" squares out of pages from a magazine. Then, you glue the outer ends together to make a tube. Once this is done, it's time to break out the sewing machine. You sew together one end. Then, you proceed to fill up your improvised bag with some goodies, like a mix of raisins, cereal, and nuts. All that's left is to rotate it by 90 degrees and sew together the other end. That's it.
A word of caution, though, and something that gave me pause: some ink can be poisonous, so it'd be best to use pages with less ink or just office paper that you're about to recycle. An improvement on this idea would involve still using magazine paper for the outside, but in the inside could use office paper. In order to do this, just use two layers of paper.
But then again, who really knows where these magazines or paper have been! Should we even be putting food in them?
What do you think?