Fun Recycled Bookmarks are a Cinch with Glue Tape

April 23, 2014 by Leave a reply »
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Super Glue Tape Recycled Bookmarks

[Photo and Article Credit: Crafting a Green World]

Our Front Porch Treasures line is the go-to place for all your crafting adhesive needs. This week, we came across a fun craft that can help inspire your kids to read more and is good for the planet (we also think it’s a great activity for adults, particularly those who love comic books). Building your own recycled bookmarks is easy, fun, and allows you to have a lot of bookmarks on hand without spending upwards of $5 apiece on these essential reading aids at the local bookstore.

These DIY bookmarks can be made using an old comic book or your other favorite text, a reusable source of cardstock (like a cereal box), and our Front Porch Treasures Glue Tape Dispenser. You can find old comic books featuring your favorite characters at most comic book stores for under a dollar. These particular issues are never collector’s items and the stories are usually cheesy, but they still feature most of the superheroes and villains we love today.

Once you have your comics or other texts in hand, you’ll need to create a template. Just cut a piece of cardboard into a 2”x6” rectangle and use it to trace out the comic for your bookmark. You can round the edges if you like. Use the same template to cut your cardstock, then use the Glue Tape to adhere the comic strip to the cardstock. You can put comic strips on both sides of your new bookmark if you like. If you want to add a tassel, just punch a small hole near the top of the bookmark and double knot the tassel there. It should be about twice as long as the bookmark itself.

This green activity is fun for adults and kids alike. You can make lots of these handy crafts to keep your place in all your favorite texts. And they’re a great way to show off your favorite comic book heroes.


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