M 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.
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.If we do this again, I’ll use glue dots… the glue made the lilacs turn a little brown.
He drew stems for the flowers,then 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. :)
They are so cute, I’m going to have him make one for me too. ;)
Have a beautiful day! :)
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