Have you heard of blackout poems? They are made by taking a page of text (from an old book, newspaper, etc.) and blacking out the words – everything but the words that make up your poem. There is a whole book about them called Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon.
I felt a little inspired and came up with this:
For my first one, I’m pretty pleased. I’m going to cut it out and put it on a canvas, I think. I have lots of newspapers that I haven’t been reading lately, and we’re overdue for taking our recycling in, so I have plenty of material to make more. It reminds me of magnetic poetry, and it seems like it would be easy — but it’s actually harder than I expected!
Want to make one? All you need is yesterday’s newspaper and a good Sharpie!