Recently we found ourselves with a box full of old used manila file folders. They were ones that Rob had used in his work for years. We shredded the contents but saved the folders. We'll reuse most of them for various projects in the office, but some were too worn and beat up to reuse. What should we do with them?
One morning Rob started folding the old raggedy folders into paper airplanes.
We took the dogs into the yard and Rob launched one of the planes into the air.
Everyone was very interested in what he was doing.
Once the planes were aloft the race was on.
Norma Jean caught one in mid air and started running to get ahead of her sisters.
They saw what she had and of course everyone else wanted one.
Tess got hers.
Norma Jean took hers to the trampoline for some privacy while she examined it.
Once they caught a plane they found a spot to lie down and shred it.
Noah was working on his.
Little pieces of airplane were starting to show up all over the yard.
This seemed to be a very popular game.
Oh oh, Lola and Bailey both went after the same airplane.
Neither one wanted to give it up.
This went on for a while and I kept my eye on the situation.
Here they're walking across the yard, but still neither will let go of the airplane.
Finally they each gave a good tug and the plane tore into two pieces.
Bailey ripping up her section.
Lola working on the other part.
Morgan likes to rip hers into very tiny pieces.
This is a great game. I'm glad Rob thought this one up.
There are little piles of torn folder all over the yard. They got mulched the next time Rob mowed. A great new way to recycle and play at the same time.