Since Jacob is in 5th grade this year, it will be his last year of exchanging Valentine's with his class. I thought I would do something to try to make it special, and break with our tradition of store bought Valentine's (usually Sponge Bob).
I had the idea to make each of his classmates a bookmark using paint chips. When I picked these Behr paint chips out at Home Depot, I thought that some of the names were rather serendipitous.
I also picked up some red ones because I didn't think that the boys in his class would be into pink.
This was a super easy project and here are the supplies that I used.
I used a ruler to mark a line on the back to make sure I cut them straight. If you're thinking that my hands look amazingly young, you'd be right. Jacob helped me out with this picture.
I added a strip of washi tape onto the back. I wasn't trying to disguise the fact that we were using paint chips, I just thought it added a nice touch.
Next, I ran them through the laminator or, you could use laminating sheets. Then, I cut out the heart shape with the punch.
To complete the bookmarkers, I made the tassels and tied them on. Click here to see the tutorial I used to make the tassels.
As it turned out, Jacob said he didn't want to give them to his classmates. So much for trying to make things special! I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, he is a 5th grade boy, right? It's hard to compete with Sponge Bob. So, I made a few Valentine bookmarkers, and then relaxed with a good book.
Have you done any Valentine's crafts lately? I'd love to hear what you've been up to.
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