It’s almost time for the kids to head back to school, and that means lots of reading! They’ll definitely need some bookmarks, and since these ones clip on, they are not as easily lost. The elementary set will really enjoy making these and it will put their cutting and trimming skills to the test! If your kids are still learning to cut, parents can cut the pieces out for them first.
For these bookmarks you will need:
- Metal hair clips
- Pencil pattern
- White card stock or recycled cereal box cardboard
- Felt: pink, gray, dark yellow (goldenrod), cream (antique white), black
- White craft glue
- Hot glue gun (with a grown up’s help)
Cut card stock into two 4-inch square pieces and stack them together. Print the pattern and cut it out.
Use the pattern to cut the two stacked card stock pieces into pencil shapes. Set the card stock aside.
Cut the pencil pattern into sections (eraser, metal, pencil body, etc)
Use the pattern to cut two pieces of each color felt for the corresponding sections. Use white craft glue to attach each of the pieces to the card stock and trim the edges so that everything lines up.
From the excess felt, cut two strips (it doesn’t matter what color) and hot glue them inside the hair clip, one on each prong. This will keep the hair clip from getting glued shut when you attach your pencils.
Hot glue the hair clip to the back of one of the pencils, and hot glue the second pencil to the top of the hair clip, lining up the two pencils.
Squeeze the end of the hair clip to open and close the bookmark!
If you liked these, you may also like my Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks for back to school.
|Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and author of the books “Rubber Band Mania” and “Duct Tape Mania”, the first two in a series of craft books for kids. She has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.|