I don't think it was my mom's intention to be "green" when she used to give us magazine and newspaper pages to make collages as kids...she was just being her usual creative, resourceful self. You can do a lot of fun things with recycled stuff. If it's rainy outside and you can't go do a nature collage, try a recycled magazine collage!
Our project started a little something like this,
Mom: "Hey Sammy, wanna do a project?"
Mom: "Okay, what color paper would you like to use?" (showing him a stack of construction paper)
From here we took some of my old magazines out, some scissors and glue. I handed him some crayons to start with a little coloring while I flipped through them, cutting out any pages of things I want to keep, remember, try, check out, etc. (I put those pages into a ring binder. Later I go back and flip through them when I want to find a new recipe to try, or a craft idea for the kids, etc.) While flipping through I also cut out images of objects, people, animals, and letters and set them in front of Sammy.
He gets to choose whatever images he'd like for his collage, squeeze on the glue and place his images wherever he chooses...
It's fun to see which images he picks. He immediately picked the car first, and then the pictures of cookies. ;-)
He immediately had to hang his masterpiece on the frig! (with one of Mommy's magnets of course!)