Friday, February 24, 2012

Simple Book Mark

Do you read?
Better yet, do you have TIME to read?
I used to .
I used to read a LOT.
However, 5 kids keep me so busy that books are the furthest thing from my mind.
That is not the case with my kids, though.
They all read. They love to read and they actually ask for books for birthday and Christmas gifts.
Their favorite place to go is to the library. 
AS you can imagine,with 5 kids reading books, there comes a need for book marks.
LOTS and LOTS of book marks.  

I remember when I was in school, I would use just a piece of plain
 notebook paper to mark my spot in my book.
These days, the kids want personalization.

When my 11 year old came home from school today and says,
"Mom, I need a book mark"...
she knew that I was going to tell her to pick her paper and ribbon and I will make one.
Aubrie chose her papers and 3 ribbons...
Diamond Satin yellow and purple
and Rainbow Peace.

She told me, NO flowers and NO Bling!
LOL...she is NOT a girly girl like her Mama! 
So...given the materials and the "Guidelines"
Here is what I put together for her:
This is the Front side and the photo below is the back side.
For this super simple book mark, You will use 2 sheets of heavy cardstock 
cut 6x2.
You will then cut your ribbons to your desired length and you will 
hot glue them in BETWEEN the 2 sheets of cardstock. 
Be careful not to layer too much, because it does increase the thickness of the book mark.

You will then superglue the 2 sheets together and viola! Super Simple Bookmark!
All you have to do is embellish it!

Aubrie loved this book mark, and made a few more for her friends by herself.
This is a super easy craft project to make with kids...especially since spring break is coming soon and they will be home and BORED!
Oh...and don't foret about the long summer ahead!

Believe me when I say that my kids will be making MANY book marks this summer.
We may even donate some to our library
for the youth Summer Reading Program. :)

Thank you for visiting today!
I hope you all get a chance to make some of these bookmarks with your little ones!



  1. I collect bookmarks and this is simply wonderful

  2. What a fun bookmark.....and I bet she love them....awesome job...

  3. Really cool bookmark! Great idea for the kids to make some for the library, too! You are such a wonderful mother!

  4. Oh I love this!!! I love bookmarks and don't make enough of them...but I have to TRY this one!!! I love it and it doesn't seem overly difficult!!! I laughed when I read your daughter's instructions about no bling and not being a girlie girl!!! My 11 year old is the SAME way! Love the idea of donating some to the library!!!!


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