School is starting back up and that means the reading will start up too!  I have the most perfectly simple project for you today that they can even help with, Easy No Sew Elastic Bookmarks! These would even be great for back to school gifts for teachers!  Everyone can use a cute bookmark right?  Right!  These are a fun way to get your kids excited about the reading that comes with school work!

Easy No Sew Elastic Bookmark Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.com

My kids LOVE books and my oldest is now reading chapter books and his dad taught him to fold the corner of the page over to hold his place.  Drives me a bit nuts!

Simple Elastic Bookmark Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.com

I thought these fun bookmarks would be perfect to promote reading as well as rid the folded corners!  LOL!

Supplies Needed:

  • Elastic Headbands (flat elastic)
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Embellishments of your choice!

Simple Elastic Bookmark Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.com

If you have checked out any of my projects, you will know that I love options!  I love making something that can be adapted to almost any taste, age and preference!  This one is no exception!  We start off with this 3-pack of elastic headbands that I purchased at the Dollar Store!

How to make Elastic bookmarks at thatswhatchesaid.com

Next I simply used my hot glue gun to add some embellishments! How about some fabric flowers?  You can find my full tutorial on how to make fabric flowers or you can even check out the video I made on making fabric flowers!  They are really easy and you can make the flower or a rosette!

How to make Elastic bookmarks at thatswhatchesaid.com

Easy No Sew Elastic Bookmark Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.net

Or how about some fun Buttons?  I am always wanting to do something with ALL THE CUTE BUTTONS!  Why are there so many fun buttons and I don’t have enough projects with buttons?!?

Easy No Sew Elastic Bookmark Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.net

Easy No Sew Elastic Bookmark Tutorial at thatswhatchesaid.net

Or how about some fun Pom-Poms?  I am pretty sure that Pom-Poms make everything better, right?  You can find my easy tutorial on how to make mini-pom poms using a fork!  Yes you heard me…a fork!

Kid's Activity - No Sew Elastic Bookmarks at thatswhatchesaid.com

Kid's Activity - No Sew Elastic Bookmarks at thatswhatchesaid.com

These are great for all ages!  Have the kids help you make their own and you might just spark a bit more interest in reading this summer!

Kid's Craft - No Sew Elastic Bookmarks at thatswhatchesaid.com

No more bent pages!

Kid's Craft - No Sew Elastic Bookmarks at thatswhatchesaid.com

Uses:

Besides book marks these are perfect for journals, to wrap stacks of papers and of course…headbands :)  Have the kids make some for grandparent’s day or if they are visiting a nursing home around the holidays.  These are easy and inexpensive gifts that the kids can make for those they visit!  They are also great for corralling your favorite magazines!!

They would also be good for a girl or boy scout group as end of the year gifts for the kids or perfect for surprise trips to the library!

Happy Reading Friends {with non-bent page corners!}  :)

 

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A variation of this post originally appeared on thirtyhandmadedays.com as my contributor post