Saturday, January 7, 2012

Paper Hats and Cute Corner Bookmarks

Yesterday was a crafty kind of day.  I enjoy making things myself, but for some reason it's not my thing to do it with my kids.  None the less, we embarked on a very hands-on day!  We did a science experiment with blueberry ice cubes, we 'finger' painted using q-tips, and we did some simple origami.

For the origami, we first made a paper hat, using the instructions found here.  It's a good starting origami for kids.  Trevor needed help getting his points in the right place, but I expected that.  If you're looking for some good books on origami, check out these:
















Next, we made a corner bookmark that I had come across on pinterist the other day. I don't think I can improve on the original tutorial, so I'm not going to share the steps here.  This tutorial was for making silly monster bookmarks, but I didn't want to do monsters, so first we made just a simple one that I painted a caterpillar on. 




I loved the idea of this, so I brainstormed what I could make other than monsters that would still be super cute.  I thought different animals would be fun, so while the kids napped I made these!  I just love them =)


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***UPDATE!  I have now created a printable to go along with these bookmarks so you can just cut and paste to create your own bookmarks! ***

This would be a great activity for even young children if you had the eyes, ears, etc. cut out first and all they would have to do is glue them on.  If you've done this or if you decide to try it for yourself, I'd love to see how yours turn out!

Happy Crafting!

36 comments:

  1. Those corner bookmarks are a great idea. love how you can personalize them too. I am a new FB fan visiting from The Sunday Showcase. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  2. Thanks for following on facebook, Vicky!

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  3. These are soooooo adorable... Thanks for linking up on Sharing Saturday :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  4. You are very welcome, Mia! I am enjoying finding good kid friendly link-ups =)

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  5. This is wonderful and something I might try with my 2nd grade class!

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  6. Jessica, I'm sure they would love it!

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  7. I have something very similar in my pinterest list of things to do! Very cute, thanks for sharing! Have a super week!

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  8. Thanks, ladies! Glad you enjoyed them!

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  9. Oh, my goodness! I love the PIGGY! Thanks so much for linking up! This is fabulous!

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  10. Thanks, Heather =) I don't always have something "Make-it-Yourself" for your link-up, but I thought this one would be good!

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  11. How fun!! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday!

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  12. I love these bookmarks! I've pinned them as a casual teaching idea!! Too cute!

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  13. Those are so cute. My little ones would love them. I found you through the Encouraging one Another link-up. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea.

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  14. Thanks so much for you comments, ladies! I'm glad so enjoyed the bookmarks!

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  15. Oh my goodness! These are adorable! I'm going to pin this so I can remember it for later.

    Stopped by from TGIF.

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  16. So incredibly cute! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-6.html

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  17. Ladies, thanks for stopping by! Lindsi, sure I'll link up...thanks for the invite!

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  18. These are really adorable and do-able crafts!! What fun this would be to do with a group of young children...but I'd want to have some samples for them to see first! Pretty neat!
    Your young man looks like he has gotten so much bigger!

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  19. would love it if you could share this on my link party
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha

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  20. Thanks for the comments, ladies! Natasha, thanks for the link-up invite...I'll go check it out right now =)

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  21. Your corner bookmarks are amazingly CUTE!! I am so guilty of folding corners when I read so I desperately needed this idea =-) http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/2012/01/paper-hats-and-cute-corner-bookmarks.html

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  22. I love those corner bookmarks. Never seen that before. I also haven't done hats like that with my kids, but I loved that as a kid. Thank for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  23. I absolutely love those corner bookmarks! They are just adorable! I will definitely have to make some! Thank you so much for linking up on Teach Me Tuesday -- I hope we see you again next week!!

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  24. So cute! I pinned the photo of the three corner bookmarks and I'm a new follower!

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    1. Lisa, thanks for the pin and the follow =)

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  25. These are so adorable! I love it. You should come and link up at Thinky Linky Thursday at my blog. I am a new follower!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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    1. Lori, thank you! Also, thanks for the linky invite. I'll stop by on Thursday =)

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  26. I love the paper you used. Where did you find it? The bookmarks are just adorable.

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    1. It was from a 4x6in size scrapbook paper stack that I've had for a long time. Probably got it at JoAnne's or something like that. Sorry I don't have more specific info! I think the stack theme was Jungle if that would help you find a similar one!

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