There are many boring crafts out there that have to do with making bookmarks, but we assure you, this isn’t one of those crafts.
There are many crafts that look just as pretty as these, except they use expensive materials that can’t be found at home. We assure you, this isn’t one of these crafts either.
All you will need is:
- A container lid (you can use a bumpy, rough one if you would like your bookmark to be like leather).
- Several colours of Crayola washable markers.
- Clear drying glue (we recommend Jot brand White Glue).
The first step is to draw a rectangular shape in the corner of the container lid. Begin to colour it in many different colours. It looks really cool if each colour fades into one another, so overlap each colour a bit to give it that effect.
By the way, no container lids were harmed during this craft, so don’t worry about that. As long as you use only washable markers, the lid will not get wrecked.
When you are done, it should look something like this:
Then, pour some glue over it the spot where you have coloured. You can add some sequins, glitter, beads or buttons if you would like to add some pizazz to your bookmark.
It should look like this when you are done:
You may notice that the shape won’t stay as you want it to be, but that won’t be a problem at all. Let the glue dry (this may take up to fifteen hours, which means if you do it in the early evening it should be almost ready when you wake up.)
That may seem like a long time for it to dry, which means you will probably start to get impatient. It might be really tempting for you to take the bookmark off before it’s dry, but don’t do that. You might think that if it is almost dry, it won’t matter, but please wait until it is ALL THE WAY dry, or the bookmark will be soggy and just crumple up. There would be no way to save it. 😔 So wait for it to dry all the way!
When it is dry, make the bookmark neater with a pair of scissors. Make the edges straighter and the corners neater. After you have done this, your bookmark is ready!
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