Funky felt bookmarks | Kids fun

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Funky felt bookmarks | Kids fun
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  • Harri Sharman

Make summer reading more fun with an awesome do-it-yourself bookmark! These funky felt bookmark ideas are fun, easy, and guaranteed to brighten up any book. They might even inspire the most stubborn readers to pick up a book over the break!

What you’ll need:

Coloured felt
Clear drying glue
Thin piece of cardboard
Things to decorate with: sequins, buttons, ribbons, marker pens

How to…

  1. Draw the shape of your bookmark onto the cardboard, and carefully cut out it out with the scissors
  2. Place two pieces of felt on top of each other and lay the cardboard on top. Trace with a pencil around the edges of the cardboard, leaving ½ centimetre gap all the way around
  3. Cut out the two pieces of felt into matching pieces
  4. On one side of a piece of felt, start decorating with your chosen design. Get creative! You can glue on sequins, cut out smaller pieces of felt from different colours to make a pattern, or simply draw something on with marker pens
  5. Do the same on the second piece of felt, and when you’re happy with how it looks, start putting the bookmark together
  6. First, place the back piece upside down on the table. Apply some glue to the felt, then place the cardboard down in the centre
  7. Glue the top of the cardboard piece, and place the second piece right-side-up so your bookmark pattern can be seen from both sides

Variation: older kids can practice some basic sewing skills by using a needle and thread in place of the glue. Sew around the edges of the felt bookmark to keep the cardboard in place. Use a different thread colour to add a bit of bright contrast.


Do it yourself bookmark

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