Sarah is here this month sharing some cute printable bookmarks for your kids Summer reading. Do you want to know the best part? The kids color the bookmarks themselves so it also gives them a fun little activity. She’s sharing 2 different sets, one here and one on her blog. Find out all the info below.
Hi everyone! Happy June – Summer is finally here!
I’m back again this month with a bit of a different spin on the monthly printable. I created these bookmark sets that you can print off and have your kids use to keep up on their reading this summer, but I couldn’t decide which set I liked best. So I thought, why not have one set available over here at Organize & Decorate Everything, and the other available back at my site, Becoming Martha?
I love them so much because your children can color them in themselves (or you can… not gonna lie, I love me some coloring time!) and then add a few touches to make them very cute. Plus, if you keep reading, I’ll tell you my little trick for what I call “faux laminating”.
If you want to make these, the first thing you will need to do is download the set you would like – or both! You can find the owl bookmark set here, and the Hawaiian Luau bookmark set is available by visiting Becoming Martha.
I recommend printing them onto a white cardstock, but if you only have colored cardstock, print on white paper and back with a colored cardstock.
Now, here’s my clever little trick for “laminating” small things like this. I really don’t want to buy a laminator because I would just laminate everything. Seriously… I would laminate EV-erything. Darlings, that’s a money pit I don’t want to head into. Instead, I use a common, everyday item that you probably already have, and if not, it costs $1 at any Dollar Store. Ready for it?
I have been “laminating” with packing tape since I was in Junior High (I used it to make my penpal envelopes virtually indestructable!) and it works perfectly for these little bookmarks. The tape is just slightly wider than the bookmarks, and you can place a piece of tape on top, a piece underneath, and trim the edges. Voila! Instant protection! (I also use packing tape as a protection over anything that might be prone to tearing – like the washi tape on these DIY Ribbon Wands even!)
I also used a mini hole punch and some adorable bakers twine (view the other bookmark post if you want some info on the best twine in town and how to score a discount on said twine) to create little tassels at the top, and then stuck them in a book. That’s all there is to it!
Make sure you head over to my blog to grab the other set, and save them for a rainy day or a relaxing activity on the patio!
I hope you all are kicking off summer in an awesome way, and I’ll see you again next month with another fabulous printable!
Thanks Sarah! I don’t know about all of you but I can’t wait for July’s printable.