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Make Your (Book)Mark!

Posted by Vickie Howell on July 22, 2010 at 9:59 PM in General Crafts
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Nothing's better than a good summer read, and I've got just the craft to keep your kid's nose in a book! All you need are a few simple supplies, a little bit of time, and you and your child can create paper clip page markers.

Jumbo Paper Clips
Glue (Liquid Fusion or hot glue work well.)
Misc. Buttons & Decorative Bits
Wax Paper


1. Choose your button or bit. I found the chip board letters used in the book marks below in the scrapbooking section of the craft store. Other options ,however, are game pieces or magazine letters glued onto card stock. (Turn this step into a game by challenging your child to find their own initials or spell out the name of a character in the book their reading!)

Initial Read-action

2. Glue paper clip to the back of a decorative bit.  This is a great opportunity to use those random buttons collected from old clothes and grandma's sewing basket.

Pretty Pages
Paper Clip & Button Bookmarks

3. Let the bookmark dry on a piece of wax paper.  While you're waiting, make some more.  This time, play with layering buttons with silly bits like google eyes!

Eye Spy a Good Read!

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Roseana writes...

Anybody who thinks she can't "make things" should think again! What a great project. People really love it when you give them something you've made. I'm doing this this weekend!

lisa writes...

So cute! Thank you very much!

Katy writes...

I love the daisy bookmark in the center. This is a great Girl or Boy Scout project.

Thanks again Vickie!

Karalee writes...

These are so cute! The only question that i have is what glue do you use to make them durable to be functional bookmarks? Thanks! >

Vickie Howell writes...

Hey, guys. For some reason I'm having issues replying through admin, so I'll just post this way.

Glad you like the bookmarks!


I used Liquid Fusion. You can find it at most, chain craft stores or online here:


These button book marks are great - I am going to try some this weekend!

Thanks for the glue recommendation - finding the right glue for a project is an endless task!

Maryum writes...

Oh so cute bookmarks!

Dental Recruitment writes...

really nice! it looks like hair clip. :)

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