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For the past couple of months, both of my girls have been nagging at me to buy them bookmarks, but every time they asked, I hesitated. Bookmarks were always a fun do-it-yourself project that I enjoyed making when I was a child and I wanted to pass on that love to my girls, without forking over the cash for a pre-made one.
This project idea coincided with a recent invitation from Walmart and Duck Tape® to create my own craft project, so I jumped at the chance to use this opportunity to create our own bookmarks. You can Buy Duck Tape at Walmart in the craft section, at least that's where we found ours.
There wasn't much of a selection when we visited, but thankfully, Hello Kitty, the girl's favorite character of all time was available! I bought a couple of rolls, as I've seen some tutorials on how to make your own wallet and luggage tags out of the stuff. The possibilites are virtually endless!
Since my kids are quite little, I didn't want to pull out the craft knife for a project, so we tried a simple version of the bookmark and it turned out perfectly!
All you need is a pair of scissors and Duck Tape.
1. Cut two strips of Duck Tape (approximately 8-10 inches long) and lay them down sticky side up.
2. Next, place the sticky sides together, leaving a sticky border of approximately 1/8 inch (there will be one on top and one on the bottom).
3. Fold the sticky side over on either side to create a smooth border.
4. Trim the top and bottom of the bookmark, so that you have clean edges, and you're ready to go!
5. Alternatively, you can add a fringe on the bottom, by cutting 2 inch strips across the bottom.
Or you can add a curve to the top, or create a triangular point. Get creative! Another fun idea is to cut star, heart or circle shapes in the bookmark with single hole punchers.
What I like the most about these bookmarks, is that they're waterproof (no worries if something spills on them as they wipe clean) and they are thin and very flexible, so you don't have to worry about the bookmark creating creases or marks within the pages (thicker ones tend to do that).
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A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.