Give mom your heart -- and the time to enjoy a good book.
Make this fun and easy hearts and flowers bookmark and promise her you'll keep yourself and your siblings busy for at least 15 minutes a day so she can quietly read and put your creation to use.
What You'll Need:
- Construction paper
- Clear vinyl adhesive paper
- Colorful cord
- Paper clip
Step 1: Cut three heart shapes and three flower shapes out of different-colored construction paper. Play with the design of your flowers and hearts. When you are happy with the arrangement, cut two 6-inch squares of the clear adhesive paper.
Step 2: Take the backing off one piece, and lay it sticky side-up on the table. Carefully arrange the hearts and flowers on the sticky side of the paper. Put a 12-inch piece of colorful satin or metallic cord on the bookmark so there is a small loop above the flowers and some of the cord hangs down from the heart and flower arrangement. Weight the hanging end of the cord with a large paper clip.
Step 3: Take the second sheet of contact paper, remove the backing, and cover the other side of your design. Remove the paper clip. Cut away the excess contact paper, leaving behind your design and the bookmark cord.
The next bookmark is a real hoot. Keep reading to find out how simple it is to make.