Do you have old books laying around your house in which you can't bear to through them away? Well you can do so much practical things with these books. One good solution is to make an altered book safe which is a great way to hide things on your bookshelf, school bag or school locker.
You can also make a book cover collage too. You can cherish your old books by saving the dust jackets (also known as book covers or book sleeves) and make a wall hanging decoration using a wooden dowel, con-tact paper and a piece of string.
You can also turn a boring book into a clock too! You will need to purchase a clock craft kit and a drill for this one though. So adult supervision will be needed.
Below you will find many crafts for making projects with old antique books crafts ideas and projects for kids. Find out how to recycle and make cool stuff with old books with the following arts and crafts decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children...find alternative uses for old books.
Altered Antique Book - Recycle old books by making this altered antique book that you can use at a wedding or birthday party.
Altered Book Safe - This altered book safe is very easy to make and easy to hide things in your room or at school.
Audio Book - Use an old book to make an IPod case!
Book Cover Collage - Use the dust jackets from old books to create a decorative wall hanging for your bedroom..
Flap Book for Toddlers - Customised books for toddlers to keep them interested in reading.
Literary Clock - Make a boring book into a very cool clock in a few steps.
Recycled Book Lampshade - Make this lamp from an old book.