Back To School… ‘Cereal Box Bookmarks’

Hi everybody!   How has your weekend been?

Mine has been good, enjoying the good weather and starting to prepare the children to go back to school. We had a very good weather here in South England. Most of August has been sunny and hot, very good for outside activities. But now is time to starting think about preparing uniforms, buying books and notebooks for the new school year. For that reason we have this very easy and useful craft to make. It is a simple bookmark project. Recycling your cereals boxes and making this fun activity.

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To make these bookmarks, you need some cereal boxes, scissors, glue, hole puncher, acrylic paint, paint brushes, colored ribbon and some colored medium beads.

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Start cutting the strips from your cereal box – 18cm long and 3.5cm width. We will need two strips for each book-marker, because we are going to glue them together so that the printed sides of the cereal box are attached to each other and cannot be seen anymore. So, put some glue to attach two sides together as seen in the picture.

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Let the glue dry and then make a hole with your hole puncher so you can start to paint it.

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Put the ribbon with the bead to make them prettier. And then you have your recycled cereal box bookmarks !!

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16 thoughts on “Back To School… ‘Cereal Box Bookmarks’

  1. Kerri says:

    Great idea, Izabel. Enjoy these years of back to school… they go by so quickly. I used to take a first day of school picture year after year and year and I really enjoy remembering when I look at them. The kids grow up fast and I looked soooo young AND thin and didn’t know it at the time. 🙂

    • easycraftsforchildren says:

      Yes I know that these years go by soooo quickly, we have to enjoy them as much as we can. I have pictures too where I looked so different from these days but I think to be a parent is the most difficult and amazing job 🙂

      • Kerri says:

        It truly is an amazing job. As we were going through things during our move, my husband told me (I don’t think he would mind me telling telling this) that as he looked over toys and games and videos and school papers and artwork and camping gears etc., that we had accumulated over the years that he found himself thinking ‘what a good dad he had been to his boys.’ I thought that not only is this true, but also very sweet sentiment for him to share.

        When you look back on your parenting years, you will mostly remember the amazing qualities of parenting and the difficult aspects recede to a hazy distance… where they belong. 🙂

      • easycraftsforchildren says:

        I think that is good to look over family photos albums so we can remember the good moments that we had with our children is a kind of sometimes reassure us parents that we did a good ‘job ‘ because we parents are sometimes so over-judging ourselves and we forget how good we have been to our children. 🙂

  2. now at home mom says:

    very nice and I want one of these! 🙂 I can’t believe that August is almost gone and yes, school is back on! mine is not going to school yet but I can imagine all the things you have to do before school starts! 🙂

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