Maybe it’s been raining for a couple of days now and you’ve already been to the library and loaded up on books.
Now is a great time to make a few book marks.
Yes, you can grab any piece of paper and stick it in a book but why go for the simple when you can enjoy the elaborate?
You’ll need a bookmark to keep your place in case the sun comes out and you need to make a quick dash for the door in the middle of a story.
Reading is great but get outside quick, before it starts to rain again!
Here are some fun book mark ideas:
- Take a picture of your child stretching high into the sky, cut it out and seal it in clear contact paper for a fun place holder.
- Are you into crafts or sewing? Chances are you have some ribbons and beads. String a bead on each end of the ribbon and knot them so they stay in place. Make sure the ribbon is long enough to stretch from the top of a page to the bottom so the beads don’t keep the book from closing properly.
- Cut the corners off an old envelope and decorate to your hearts content. The corner slides right on to the book page and holds your place. I used some wrapping tissue to brighten up my corner “monster”.
- Take a sheet of the hammered plant prints (posted on 5/12) that didn’t turn out “just right” and cut that page into strips. There’s bound to be a strip that looks particularly interesting that will make a great book mark. Punch a hole in the top and add a tassel as well.
Bookmarks are a fun and simple craft that don’t take very long and are a nice activity for children who don’t have very long attention spans yet!
Share any ideas you have for creative book marks. We’d love to add them to our repertoire.