Saturday, 28 January 2017

Valentine's Day keepsake bookmarks

I am delighted to have been chosen as a Bostik Blogger for another year. Each month I receive a lovely box of crafty goodies which a particular theme to make a craft with the children. This month the theme is Valentine's Day, and we have made some pretty bookmarks which can be given as a gift and kept as a keepsake.

Craft idea Valentine's Day bookmarks

To make these bookmarks you need:

Thick paper or thin cardboard
Patterned and plain paper in a selection of pinks and reds
A heart punch or template
Heart stickers
Bostik White Glu
A laminator, or clear stick backed plastic to cover
Coloured pens and pencils

Bostik Bloggers materials for bookmarks


Cut out your bookmark shape from some thin cardboard, then gather together the materials that you will need. Use a heart punch to make heart shapes from the patterned paper.

Heart punches for decorating bookmarks

Use a thin layer of Bostik White Glu to glue the heart punches into place. It doesn't matter if the hearts overlap the edge of the bookmark as you will be trimming that off later.

Child using Bostik White Glu

You can either cover the bookmark randomly or place the hearts in a pattern. When the glue is completely dry you can neaten up the edges.

Heart bookmarks tutorial

Use a coloured pen or pencil to write a message on the back of the bookmark to the recipient.

Valentine's Day messages

Then laminate the bookmark to strengthen it. If you don't have a laminator you can also use clear sticky backed plastic to cover it.

Laminating craft for children

Use a hole punch to make a hole in the bottom of the bookmark and choose some pretty ribbon.

How to make laminated bookmarks

Thread the ribbon through the hole and make sure to tie it firmly so that it is held securely.

Bookmarks with ribbon

Then gift your bookmark to someone that you love, so that they have a reminder of you every time they sit down to read!

Valentine's Day bookmarks craft

You can find more heart themed ideas for young children here - Heart Crafts and Activities

The box of craft materials was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club.

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