We are big readers in this house and always hunting around for bookmarks. The other day, after getting a new stack of library books, my son asked for a page marker and we didn’t have any. At that moment, we pulled out the art supplies and started decorating recycled materials. One of the bookmarks is made from a paper that came from the library, another is made from thin cardboard and the last one above is made from part of a packaging box. Everything you see above are things that we had at the house so, we didn’t have to spend a thing! (BONUS) I love that every time I open my book it reminds me of time spent with my kids creating something new.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
These bookmarks would make great gifts as well, placed inside the recipients favorite book. Its a great way to personalize the gift.
- colored pencils
- paint brushes
- hole punch
- clear packing tape
- cardboard or paper
- old magazines
- any other decorations
Step 1: Decide what you are going to use for the bookmark (paper, cardboard or anything else) and cut the paper into a long rectangle.
Step 2: Decorate the paper any way you would like! Get creative and use lots of color.
Step 3: Let the decorated paper dry and then use the tape and cover your decorated paper front and back. Be sure to cover it completely so that it is water proof.
Step 4: Using the hole punch, put a hole through one side of the paper bookmark and string your ribbon through the hole.