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Many of us own books and often need to mark a page. Most of us own more books than bookmarks, however. Some invest in a limited amount of commercial b...
Caution: Use care when handling items with sharp or pointed edges. Materials - cardboard cereal box - white computer paper (1 sheet) - ...
Use your tracer to draw a 17.5 x 14.8 cm rectangle on the computer paper. Note: This is the size of your bookmark. You can make your bookmark slightly...
Carefully cut out the rectangle. This will be your tracer.
Use the tracer to trace a second rectangle onto the computer paper.
Trace another rectangle onto your construction paper, making this one slightly larger than the others. This will be the back of your bookmark.
Trace one more rectangle onto your cereal box. It will be easy if you open the box and trace on the inside. Note: If you are using a side panel, trace...
Cut out all rectangles except for the one on computer paper. That rectangle must be designed first!
Think of an attractive desing for your bookmark. You may want to draw a rough sketch first. Memorable words, illustrations, or pictures mignt work wel...
Grab your design utensils--markers, pens, etc.--and put your design on the uncut rectangle. Feel free to adjust your design if you want. Note: You may...
Glue any printed pictures onto your design, if desired. Now you're ready to assemble your bookmark.
Gather all three rectangles you cut earlier, including the tracer.
Cut out your designed rectangle. Now you have four of them.
Apply a generous amount of glue to the tracer and paste the designed rectangle on top. You're down to three rectangles.
Now glue the cardboard rectangle to the back of the other glued rectagles. You now have have two rectangles. Note: The cardboard requires a large amou...
Lastly, glue the construction paper rectangle to the back of the cardboard. Your rectangles are merged into one bookmark!
Use the scissors to trim any uneven edges.
Punch a hole through the center-top with a hole puncher to add a ribbon, if desired. Tie the ribbon through the hole. Congratulations! You've creat...
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Posted:Oct 10, 2011
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