Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away! Pint-sized Treasures wants to help you find some simple and easy crafts to make this Hallmark holiday special!
If you ever get to come over and visit my home, you may find a kid or two with their nose stuck in a book — especially before bedtimes. My kids have learned that books contain lots of knowledge and can take them on fun journeys; journeys they may never be able to take on foot. If you have a reluctant reader, this craft may be just the thing you need to get your munchkins on the reading train.
Busy moms like you need to take time to spend with their little ones creating memories. But, who has time for complicated, time-consuming crafts? These bookmarks are simple and versatile. Add your own twist to it to make it fit your busy schedule’s needs.
I recommend making a few yourself first so your kiddos have something to follow. It is much easier, faster and more hands-free for mom when you make your own craft ahead for a sample piece. Sometimes kids are overwhelmed with the responsibility of creating their own masterpiece. Encourage them to come up with their own designs, but also let them know they are free to copy yours — after all, you’re their hero, right?
Simple & Sweet Valentine’s Day Bookmarks
Here’s what you’ll need:
Cardstock your choice of colors OR sturdy folders you can cut into long rectangles
ribbon (your choice of color)
Cut rectangles from cardstock or folders that are approximately 2 inches in width and 8 inches in length. Next, punch two holes in the top of the rectangle so you can thread the ribbon through for a bow. Place the holes very close together. Then, thread the ribbon through and tie a simple bow. Now, cut the top and bottom with pinking shears to create a textured top and bottom.
Hand these to your munchkins and let them embellish the bookmarks!
If your kids are older, let them measure and cut out the bookmarks and the other beginning steps.
After they are done creating their masterpieces, cut four small hearts, identical in shape and size, and glue on each side of the bottom of the hanging ribbon. This will create a weighted bookmark look. Let bookmarks thoroughly dry before using.
Optional: Write out fun sayings for your kids to write down. Some fun Valentine’s Day sayings are:
Don’t bug me!
Let’s stick together.
I’m blue without you.
I like you beary much.
I’m “ruff” without you.
No bones about it, you’re top dog!