Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bookmarks – A Simple Mother’s Day Gift

   may 012M made these sweet bookmarks for his grandmothers this  morning.  I have to admit, the main reason I wanted to make something like this is because I am in love with my new laminator. :)

I cut out some 2 1/2" x 8" rectangles with my scalloping scissors, gave him some crayons, and he drew pictures on one side of each bookmark.may 008
I pressed some lilacs earlier in the week.  To do this, I simply picked a handful of small blooms, cut the pointy part on the back off, sandwiched them between two pieces of wax paper and put two heavy dictionaries on top.  (We tried dandelions, but they just didn’t work as well as the lilacs.)

On the other side of each bookmark, I put 5 or 6 tiny dots of glue and M carefully placed a flower on each one.may 005If we do this again, I’ll use glue dots… the glue made the lilacs turn a little brown.

He drew stems for the flowers,may 003then I inked his thumb and he made thumprints for the leaves.  :)

I laminated them and cut them out while he watched.  I think we are both in love with my new laminator. :)may 012
They are so cute, I’m going to have him make one for me too. ;) 

Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. Children's homemade gifts are priceless - what a cute idea! We did homemade gifts too - I will post them later. Your son's bookmarks turned out great! :) Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  2. They will love these Nicole! The pressed lilacs are a great idea!

  3. This is a cute craft - I am sure grandmas will enjoy this special gift!

  4. Nicole -
    You are the winner of my Kumon workbook giveaway! Please e-mail me your mailing address within 48 hours please so I can have the publisher mail you your prize. homeschoolingmyblessings at yahoo dot com
    Congrats! thanks!

  5. oo love these! I bet the grandmas will too :-)


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