This is a fun craft to do with kids and you can use up scraps, leftovers, and recycled bits and bobs. It might even encourage them to read books instead of sitting in front of a screen!
- magnetic tape
- scraps of cloth, felt, ribbon, and cards
- optional - decorative sticky tape
- Cut your scraps into long rectangles. You can use cloth from old garments or pillow cases, ribbons, felt, lace, or greetings cards.
- You can also use decorative tape. Carefully stick two lengths back to back or stick it to paper and cut around it.
- Round off the ends if you like.
- Cut little pieces off your roll of magnetic tape. Remember that magnets have a north and south pole so if you get them the wrong way round they will not stick together properly.
- So make sure they line up the right way round before you stick them in place.
- Most magnetic strips have a sticky back so you can just peel off the backing and stick them in place at each end.
- To use the book mark fold it over either side of the page you are marking.
- With some materials the magnets will not stick properly so you might need to use a dab of glue.
- You can use embellishments on your bookmarks if you like such as stickers or wiggle eyes, but only if they are not too bulky. I like to keep a pot of bookmarks handy so I will never have to ruin a book by turning over the corner of the page.
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