I no longer keep my magazines around forever (see my post on organizing magazine articles). But before I throw them out, I have fun flipping brainlessly through the pages and cutting out cute pictures that Ava may enjoy. Then I put them all in a plastic bag and save them for a rainy day.
Ava really loves glueing and sticking, and so it's super fun for her and easy for me to spread out the newly cut magazine pictures, give her some paper and a glue stick, and let her have at it. I love watching her choose the pictures she wants and observing how she lays them out.
After she finishes her collage of pictures, I can trim the edges and we add some finishing touches to turn it into a card.