Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Craft : Book Marks
Yesterday we made bookmarks for art and craft. The kids enjoyed it and it provided entertainment that suited their short attention span.
- sturdy paper or light cardboard
- lead pencil
- clear plastic contact
- coloured pencils
- permanent marker
- Using the lead pencil, draw a picture (the simpler the better) about 1 inch width & 2 inch depth. You can use stencils if you want.
- Use the ruler to measure and help guide the length of the bookmark. This should measure roughly 4 inches from the base of the picture and be about the same width of the picture.
- Once this is all drawn, outline the picture in the permanent marker. This gives a clearer and more defined edge for little kids.
- Give the kids the pictures, coloured pencils and some stickers. Let them create.
- For older kids, who are competent, allow them to now cut out the decorated bookmarks.
- Take the clear contact and measure out two squares/rectangles that are slightly larger then the bookmark.
- Remove protective backing and carefully stick it to the paper/cardboard. This is merely just to help the bookmarks last longer and look a little prettier.
- Trim around the edges, leaving as much plastic overhang as you wish. I left about 2 mm around the ones we made.