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September is back-to-school for some and back to a more scheduled routine for most. The benefits to reading are endless– mental stimulation, improve critical thinking skills, vocabulary expansion, improved focus, better writing skills, etc. Having a fun bookmark can add to the desire to pick up a book. Crafting can also be a great way to relieve stress and build a sense of accomplishment. One of my favourite things to do with my daughter was to curl up together and read books. It helped create memories together and certain books became a part of our family traditions.
DIY Unicorn Bookmark from The Inspiration Edit
There is a printable included with these instructions. This option may require more parental assistance than the others and is a bit more challenging with the cut-outs of the accent decorations. Origami is great for eye hand coordination and helps develop fine motor skills.
- Coloured Craft Paper
- Coloured Card Stock
- Craft Glue
- Black Marker
DIY Tassel Paperclip Bookmark from Cassie Scroggins
The colour options are endless. I really like that the needed materials could easily be found at your local dollar store as well as at a local craft store. This would be a quick craft, with easy assembly and would be a low-cost craft as well. This one could appear to be store bought not necessarily a DIY.
- Paper Clips
- Embroidery Floss or Ribbon
DIY Confetti Shaker Bookmarks from The Confetti Bar
Growing up in the ’90’s this option made my heart flutter a bit. It reminds me of a confetti wallet I used to have. These could be made in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you didn’t have a sewing machine or fuse tool, you may be able to close the edges with a hot glue gun. This could be made with sequins, glitter, and hole-punch cut-outs.
- Clear Sheet Protectors
- Sewing Machine or Fuse Tool
- Hole Punch
Duct Tape Bookmarks from Sensibly Sara
The Duct Tape option are endless for this craft. This could be made with duct tape or washi tape. Aside from the fun design, the great thing about this option is how durable it would be. This option would be very simple to make. Perfect for a non-crafter.
- Duct Tape
- Paper or Envelopes
Magnetic Animal Bookmark from Wild Olive
Purf-ect for the pet lover in your life. This link does include a printable but could easily be made with your child’s own drawings or a custom printed photo. Depending on what style you choose to create this craft would be relatively inexpensive and easy to make.
- Light Card Stock
- Magnetic Tape
- Glue Stick
Let me know in the comments, what bookmarks did you make? How did they turn out?