I love these bookmarks, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner. Not only did I do this with my kiddos (as seen above) but also a class of 27 kids. The kids had a blast. Simply tell them to pose for a picture like they’re hanging from a rope, and they don’t need anymore direction!
So the how to – made as easy as possible for kids to do as well! If you saw yesterday’s post on magnets the first two steps are the same. Cut out the pics. Put them on index cards or manilla folders for extra support… except:
DON’T glue the hands onto the backing! Start with the head and move down.
Then, the same optional step as yesterday. For extra protection. Cut out the peoples again:
See? This is why we didn’t glue the hands. It’s so easy. Kids can do it. Put the pic aside.
I recommend embroidery floss for the tassel but any type of string *should* work.
I cut 4 cm off an index card but any type of cardboard or stiff cardstock will work. Wrap!
Have you ever noticed? Snip is a fun word to say! All the kids said it as they did it. Funny!
This extra piece of string is 12 inches long. Somewhere around there is just fine.
First step of tying your shoelaces… except you just do it twice. Make the knot TIGHT.
Say it with me… SNIP! Younger kids may need help on this knot as you’re not tying against anything.
Get ready for some ooohs and aaaahs.
And you’re done unless you want to make it extra fancy (all the kids did).
Smooth all the tassel strings down and…
Have I mentioned just how much I love these bookmarks? The project was a lot of fun. And the students are excited to give them away as gifts!
*** Just added: Check these bookmarks out as Christmas ornaments! ***
AND, if you like women’s fiction, you might like The Secret Life of Book Club (Disclosure: I wrote it.) The photo link will take you to an excerpt of the book. Either way, I hope you use your bookmarks for some happy reading!