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what do you do with your DC's comics??

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mckenzie Sun 03-Aug-08 11:37:39

I have a huge pile of comics that MIL buys the DCs each week. Favourites, Bob teh builder, Tweenies and Match etc. I could recycle them with the rubbish but is there somewhere I could take them where the would be re-read do you think? What do you do with yours?


cornsilk Sun 03-Aug-08 11:39:16

we save them and they re-read them after a few months.

mckenzie Sun 03-Aug-08 11:43:40

trouble is cornsilk, there are LOADS of them! I dont think i have had a clear out in about 2 years. 2 comics each week times by 52 weeks times by 2 years = too many comics to keep!!

LazyLinePainterJane Sun 03-Aug-08 11:45:46

Would the doctors want them? or a toddler group?

cornsilk Sun 03-Aug-08 11:45:48

LOL! We only get them now and again. Is there anyone down your street who'd want to read them? Maybe put an ad in the local newsagents about giving them away - someone will want them!

mckenzie Sun 03-Aug-08 16:16:03

my Dm has just suggested the children's ward at the local hospital. Does anyone know if it's possible they would want them?
Our sugesry waiting room is tiny LLPJ, I don't think they would want them because of teh space issue.

Seeline Sun 03-Aug-08 16:18:52

We re-use ours by cutting them up to make collages, cards etc. I know it is really only delaying the recycling but at least I feel that we get full value for money!!

mckenzie Sun 03-Aug-08 17:42:07

I'm having a huge declutter today Seeline and can't bring myself to keep them all. DD is curently making a small pile of the ones she would like to keep but DS is adamant that I can get rid of all of his. I might keep back the recent ones as I think he might be being a bit rash (wonder where he gets it from grin)

EustaciaVye Mon 11-Aug-08 11:01:00

Freecycle them,

choccypig Mon 11-Aug-08 11:03:00

We sometimes use them to wrap birthday presents, and cut out bits to make birthday cards.

mymblemummy Tue 12-Aug-08 00:28:18

My GP's practice is always grateful for comics. They get lots of magazines for adults but hardly anything for children. I suppose dentists might want them for their waiting rooms too.

Dynamicnanny Tue 12-Aug-08 17:10:49

I make up travel packs using old magazines by pulling out the activity pages, fun stories etc and putting them in a ringbinder so that the children can read them and fill them in on long journeys Otherwise hy not cal a local children's ward and get the children to take them in

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