Friday, March 7, 2008

Easy Project for Every Reader

While I had reading on the brain, I thought my older readers could use new bookmarks. They are always getting paper ones at school or the library, but I thought they could use something a bit more sturdy. My daughter loves the books that come with the ribbon bookmarks built-in, so I decided that I wanted to use some of the wide ribbon I had, too. I made the ribbon (and the ribbon tape) stiffer by adhering two pieces together. And the A Muse creative candy is perfect for making a topper to the bookmark that highlights a small image. My kids just loved these and promptly found chapter books to start just so they could use the bookmarks. I have some more to share, hope to get to it later today!

info: images from A Muse and The Saltbox Studio, Creative Candy by A Muse, ribbon tape by Making Memories, ribbon by Michaels, Xyron sticker maker, Prismacolor markers - leaf green, jet black, sand, walnut, mocha light, cold stone, muted turquoise, scrap paper.


Heather said...

Cute bookmarks!

beth said...

Elena, very sweet and what an easy gift that can be personalized. Thanks for the insight.