I haven’t done one of these crafty posts in a while, and I’m almost embarrassed that this is the sort of reintroductory post, the craft is so easy.
I’ve done this craft at least three times and my teens always enjoy it. It’s fast and easy enough that they can make several bookmarks during the program.
All credit for this craft goes to the awesome Mary Ann, who shared it at a YA services meeting a few years ago. And who also supplied me with the most important material required.
- leftover Kapco self-adhesive cover scraps
- old magazines, calendars, comic books, etc.
- glue sticks
- corner rounder
- Find an image you like.
- Peel the strip from your Kapco scrap and place it over the image.
- Cut out your new bookmark.
- The edges are sharp, so use a corner rounder if you want rounded edges.
The Slightly Less Easy method, aka Collage Time!
- Find a background you like, whether it’s the monochromatic background of an ad or nice scenery or whatever.
- Find letters/words/phrases and/or smaller images that you would like to include on your bookmark.
- Paste the smaller pieces on the background with a glue stick.
- Follow steps two through four of The Really, Really Easy method.
For both bookmarks, if you don’t like what’s on the reverse side of the image, just find something to cover it up, place another Kapco scrap of the same size over it, and you have a bookmark that looks good on both sides.
And trust me, the teens’ bookmarks will look much better than mine.
Here’s another bookmark, made by a co-worker.