I don’t know about your house, but here there is always a shortage of bookmarks. I find scraps of papers, Legos, pens … you name it, stuck in books trying to keep their spot. We are all avid readers, so I got to thinking “Why do we not have ANY bookmarks in our house??!”. I set out to make a few super simple bookmarks and ended up with a whole slew of them and now we will never be without! I used some paint swatches I had around the house (I always grab way too many when trying to decide on a color) and some of the kids old artwork. While I was crafting the bookmarks I thought it would be fun to have some book themed ones, so I found some cute images via Pinterest and got to work. They are super simple to make!
Supplies + Materials
- Paint Swatches
- Children’s Art Work or Old Book Pages or Cute Images
- Glue Stick
- Laminating Sheets + Laminating Machine
- Rotary Cutter + Mat or Scissors
- Round Corner Punch (Optional)
- Cut the artwork, book pages or images to the same size as your paint swatch. I used my rotary cutter, ruler + mat, it makes it SO easy! Use the glue stick to attach them together.
- Slip the paint swatches/art work into the laminating sleeves + follow your laminating machine’s directions. If you do not have a laminating machine, you can take your bookmarks to your local office supply store + they can usually laminate things for you.
- Once they have cooled, cut the bookmarks out of the laminated sheet. Once again I used my rotary cutter, ruler + mat.
- You can either leave them as is, or you can use a round corner punch + round the laminated corners of the bookmarks. I did this, as the laminated corners can be quite sharp + I knew little hands would be using them.
See?! Super easy! My absolute favorite, that will be marking my place in my latest book …
I adore Luna Lovegood!!
The kids have already picked their favorites and gone off to replace all the odds and ends marking their places with fresh new bookmarks.