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Is your young scholar in need
of a bookmark? If so, try creating this one designed by Kindra Boroff.
Bookmarks are usually always on the back to school shopping list, but I bet you
can’t find one in the stores as cute as this one. What really makes this bookmark
so unique is that its base is a made using a clothespin. The clothespin allows
the reader to clip the page they would like to hold in place. It is very simple
to make, and uses tons of fun and vibrant FolkArt paint colors. This is a craft
perfect for all ages that will only take up to an hour to finish. Happy
Paint-2574 Brilliant Pink
437 Lipstick Red
12 small wood
circles, 1-1 ¼” wood circle, 1-2” wood oval, 4- 2” wood teardrops, 1- 1 ½” wood
oval, 4-1” wood teardrops, Turquoise felt, 3/8” orange and white polka dot
grosgrain ribbon, 3/8” aqua satin ribbon, Metal alligator clip, Clean spray
bottle, Hot glue, Script liner, 1” flat brush, Aluminum foil, Baking sheet,
Oven, Dowel rods, Clothespins, Scissors.
oven to 275. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil. Wrap the ribbon around
the dowel rods and hold in place with the clothespins. Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove the ribbon from the dowel rod when it is completely cooled.
the large circle, small teardrops and oval with Brilliant Pink. Apply several
coats of Fuchsia Extreme Glitter, allowing to dry between coats.
the small oval with Pure Orange. Apply several coats of Orange Extreme Glitter.
the large teardrops with Wicker White.
Individually mix Brilliant Pink, Pure Orange and Aqua with water. Add to
the teardrops and lightly spray with water. Mix the paint to create a tie dye
all but two of the small circles with Aqua. When dry, paint Aqua Extreme
Glitter on the circles. Paint the remaining two with Lipstick Red.
glue the pieces together as shown, creating a butterfly.
drop of hot glue to the top of the alligator clip and wrap the aqua ribbon
around the front of the clip. You may need to add a few drops of glue as you go
to keep the ribbon from slipping. Glue ribbon swirls to the top of the back
section of the clip and repeat the steps to wrap the back section of the clip
two shorter pieces of the curled ribbon and glue to the back of the head for
antennas. Glue the butterfly to a piece of felt and trim the edges.
two eyes and a smile with Licorice. Hot glue the butterfly to the clip as