Have you read the quote: “Reading to children even before they can understand teaches them to associate books with love and affection”? (Author unknown). I just love it! Thank you to everyone who reads to their children or students. We hope this bookmark card encourages more reading! Materials BOOKMARK Paper and creating supplies (paints, brushes, markers etc.) OR a previous painting Laminating supplies OR clear contact paper OR packing tape (*optional) Paper cutter (or a ruler, pencil and scissors) Hole punch CARD Card printable tops in my books Cardstock (for printing on) Scissors Craft knife (to be used by an adult)/ Cutting mat TASSELS Embroidery Floss Yarn Beads Scissors Needle Tape A Loome (Follow us on INSTAGRAM for a chance to win one of these! Totally impressed by them!) We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions BOOKMARKS Don your smock. Paint or colour your chosen paper with whatever technique you like! Allow to dry overnight (if you painted). You could also use a previous piece, after asking the child. Flatten your pages overnight by piling heavy books on them. Cut out rectangles for your bookmarks using a paper cutter or a ruler and scissors. Punch a hole in one end. We then laminated ours (you could also use two pieces of clear contact paper or packing tape with the sticky sides facing each other, the bookmark sandwiched in between) or leave it as is. Take ribbon, yarn etc., fold it so that the loop is over the hole then lace the ends coming up through the hole (as seen in the photo with a previous bookmark). OR Attach a bead and any tassels that you might like. We got a Loome and it was so easy to use that we are giving away two of them on Instagram (#notsponsered- we were just so impressed how easy they were for kids and loved them!). You simply tuck your end in the teeth, wrap the Loome and then tie around the looped yarn at one end, trimming the other and then slipping it off to cut- voila… your own tassel! They make pom poms too!) Here’s a video on the technique for making the tassel: CARDS Print out the provided template on cardstock. Cut out the cards. Write the receipt’s name and yours. Have an adult cut a slit on the line, with a craft knife. Depending on your age, abilities and your parent’s comfortability, you may be ready to try this with direct supervision and guidance. Slide your bookmark in as shown. (Put a little tape donut on the top affixing it to the card.) Give your cards and bookmarks to your classmates/ friends or teachers! Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.