A pleasing and useful bookmark are always a glorious item. Many families have a huge collection of inexpensive bookmarks lying around but personalized bookmarks really hold a special spot in the heart. And since you cannot always spend all the free time you have at home reading, why not lend a hand by creating one of these personalized diy bookmarks for children! With just a few simple steps, you can create a batch of personalized children’s bookmarks for the day or week which will bring out their fun side and brighten up their books for long after they are done with them!
Step One: Find some watercolor paper and some cotton cloths. You will need to cut strips of each of the colors (red, blue, yellow, and green) so you have a variety of colors to work with. If you are unsure of how to work with fabric, you might want to use some old clothes you no longer want. This is also a great craft project for the kids.
Step Two: Gather all the needed materials for your handmade bookmarks. You will need a large sheet of watercolor paper, needlepoint needles, rubber bands, ribbon, and buttons for the frame. You can either make your own frame with some wood and glue, or you can purchase a ready-made one. As for the template, it does not really matter whether you use fabric or something else because the important part is the design. The important thing is that you use different colors for different parts of the template so that the kids can decorate them as they wish.
Step Three: Cut out the templates and lay them on the table or the board so that you and your kids have a nice, even surface to work on. This way, you can easily see what you are doing. Since the diy bookmarks are not very thick, you do not have to worry about making the templates stick to each other if they become unevenly spaced. It takes a lot of pressure just to get this done.
Step Four: You are now ready to make your own summer reading fun. To make your own by bookmarks, you will need a computer, some glue, an old card, and an empty card. You can find all these things at any craft store or you can find them online. Glue them onto the template you have created. You should be able to fit at least three or four onto the template depending on how many pages you want to print.
Step Five: Next, you will need to purchase some watercolor paper and a variety of different colors of watercolor. For your summer reading program, have your kids color the cards. This is a great gift for your child because it is very affordable, but it also is something that they can use year round.
Step Six: The last step is to glue the die bookmarks onto the card. You will want to do this on one side of the card so that you can flip it over when you are finished and it will stay in place. You can also outline the different colors and patterns on one side so that the kids will have a good idea about where to put the markers. You can even use the same tassel method that you did for the word balloons.
You will have a blast creating your own summer reading program with your kids using their own in bookmarks. They will love being able to share the bookmarks with each other and you will have a great craft that they can look forward to doing. If you are unsure about how to go about making these bookmarks, you can use the same ideas that you used for making word balloons and the balloons. This will make a fun and unique craft that kids will talk about for months to come.