Introduction: Magnetic Duct Tape Bookmark

About: I am a former English teacher turned Interactive Media Instructor turned STEM teacher. I like to make, fix, and take apart. Few things are more fun than taking something apart to turn it into something else, o…

I read all the time and am always looking for a bookmark. I usually lose them while reading and I came up with this bookmark to help me keep up with it.

Step 1: Gather Materials/Tools

You will need:

Duct Tape
Flat magnet, the kind that many places give away for free as advertising.

Step 2: Preparing the Magnet

In this step you will need to prepare the magnet. That means cutting and possibly taking the paper/plastic off the front of the magnet.

To remove the paper try soaking the magnet in water. The paper should peel off easily while wet. You do not need to get all the paper off. This will give the duct tape a good surface to adhere to.

Then you need to fold the magnet in half. Cut the magnet along the crease you made from folding it.

Put the two pieces together magnetic sides facing each other.

Step 3: Sticking

Roll out Duct tape equal to twice the length of the magnet. Lay the magnet down. Fold it over. Cut the extra Duct tape. Open the magnet. Cut a piece of duct tape to go in the middle. Place the Duct tape in the middle of the two magnets.

Step 4: Trimming

Trim the edges of your bookmark to get rid of any Duct tape hanging off.

Step 5: Testing

Be sure to try your bookmark out on a book you do not care about too much. If there are any sticky spots trim them.

I have made several of these to use when I am teaching out of a book and need to flip back and forth quickly. I make them much smaller. They don't crease the paper like paper clips or fall out like conventional bookmarks. When not in use I stick them to the refrigerator.

Note: As I was finishing this instructable I saw that someone else posted the exact same project on the 8th. So I lose points on being original, but since I took the pics and did all this work I decided to go ahead and post it.

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