It’s #BostikBlogger time, and I’m excited to share a very cute craft perfect for kids going back to school, or like ours, going back to home education this September. Although, you know how I feel, we never really stop learning no matter the month, right?!
Our Craft Merrily and Bostik box had lots of goodies inside, but since we’re mad for books it made sense to make a bookmark! I thought it would be super simple (and it is, to a certain extent), but it also allows kids to practise certain things such as steady cutting and design; all pretty important in this creative world!
Make a Personalised Bookmark
You will need:
- A ruler
- Bostik Blu Stick
- Bostik Glu Dots
- Embroidery cotton or string
- Embellishments/Tape (optional)
- Hole punch
Using a ruler, measure out the top and bottom part of a piece of card (I went for about 4cm) and draw a line from one end to the other. Cut the piece of card out carefully, trying not to make any mistakes…
Hole punch a hole at one end…
Step 3 (optional)
Curve the edges of your bookmark. This is quite a challenge, but oh-so worth it!
Cut out a piece of patterned paper, make it smaller than the bookmark so it can fit inside.
Using Bostik Blu Stick, stick the patterned paper to the bookmark.
Using stick on letters, write you name or a message on the patterned paper.
Using Bostik Glue Dots add any embellishments you fancy! Leaves, petals, flowers, butterflies, robots… anything you like!
Gather some embroidery thread or other string of your choice. Wrap it around an adults fingers and keep going until you’ve done this about 6 times. Take it off and cut the string at either end. Fold in half and poke the fold through the hole in the bookmark then push the ends of the embroidery through the loop sticking out. Pull to create a tassel at the end of your bookmark!
Check out how ours turned out…
It was a really fun craft, and I hope you enjoy creating your very own bookmark! Let us know how you get along…