Last weekend my husband bought a roll of butcher paper. He wanted to use it to make a big sign. Butcher paper is relatively cheap, and pretty good quality.
When I was a child, my parents had a roll of butcher paper. I was allowed to use as much of it as I wanted. This was one of my favorite toys. I remember making paper dolls, small books, and more from it. However, I don't remember it ever being used for meat.
I was remembering the other day a float that my mother made for a parade in her hometown. She complained that not enough town people got involved in the parade. She took a big piece of butcher paper and made a sign that said, "Evil takes over when good men do nothing.", and taped it to the front of the car. This was paraphrased from English philosopher Edmund Burke's saying, "The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing." She decorated the sides of the car with red white and blue bunting and such. I dressed up like Uncle Sam and sat on the top of the car. :)
I don't play now like I did as a child. I don't make little books and paper dolls. (That might change once grandkids start coming.) But I'm excited to have butcher paper in the house again!