Saturday, April 12, 2014

Boxes Become Bookmarks

I am so glad to be participating in the Bright Ideas Hop/Link Up again this month.  Right at 150 teacher bloggers have joined up to share bright ideas that you can take back to the classroom.  Enjoy!

I thought with Earth Day right around the corner, I would share an idea that goes along with that topic; reusing items, or giving items a new purpose.  How cool are these re-purposed box bookmarks pictured below!  All you have to do is take any colorful cardboard box, such as popular cereal boxes, Little Debbie boxes, Pop Tart boxes.... use whatever durable box you want that you think will grab students' attention. Then cut the box into bookmark sized pieces.  Use your hole punch to punch a hole in the top.  Run some yarn, ribbon, or cross-stitch thread through the top to make a tassel, and there you go.....
 a box becomes a bookmark!! 
To celebrate Earth Day, why not have your students bring in the front and back of their favorite cereal box or other treat box. By doing that,  the parents will have already helped with the time consuming cutting part of trimming off the excess cardboard. You can then take the flat pieces to your paper cutter and trim the large box pieces into bookmark sized pieces.  How easy!  When you are finished, you will have hundreds of the cutest bookmarks that kids will enjoy using. 
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2 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! Even my kinders would like making these. I just had the idea to have the kinders in my class make these recycled bookmarks for the upper grade kids who are testing next week as a gift! How fun. Thank you!

    Amanda Smith
    Daisy Designs
    www.daisydesignstpt.blogspot.com

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  2. This is such a great idea. Even though we have made bookmarks twice this year students are always asking for a bookmark and then I dole out post it notes. This can get pricey. I love this idea. I think I will start my year off making these and storing them in a container for students to get when they need a bookmark! Thanks for sharing this bright idea!
    Cheers,
    Terri
    Terri's Teaching Treasures

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