Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Aug 8, 2013
Comic Book Washi Tape Bookmarks DIY Craft
Got a small-fry Spider-Man or wee Wonder Woman in your house? This easy project will get the kids running for their favorite graphic novels in no time.
While walking through the aisles of Target the other day, I found myself in the art supply aisle with my mouth open. Is that comic book washi tape? From Scotch brand – the gift-wrap tape company?! Sure enough: At $2.99 a role, the Scotch Expressions Tape comes in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. I snagged the comic book roll and knew right away what I had to make – bookmarks. And if you whip up one, it's so simple to craft a batch (so why not consider them for party favors?).
- White cardstock
- Scotch Expressions Washi Tape
- Hole puncher
- Laminator (like the Scotch Thermal Laminator TL-901) or lamination services
|1. Start out by cutting a sheet of white cardstock into 2-inch strips. Then, rip off pieces of comic-book washi tape slightly longer than your strips – and stick the tape to the strips. Trim the ragged edges off with a pair of scissors.|
|3. Laminate your bookmarks. You can take them to your local office supply store and have the bookmarks laminated by a staff member. Or you can do it yourself with an at-home laminator, like the Scotch Thermal Laminator TL-901 (I recently picked up one of the laminators and use it frequently). Bonus: You can laminate pieces of school artwork or important business cards, too, making it an investment with legs.|
|4. Trim your bookmarks from the lamination. Punch a hole in one end. Add a long length of ribbon through the hole and tie.|
|5. And, again, why not make a batch? These bookmarks are so quick and easy to make – and make great go-to favors or gift-toppers for your kids' pals (not to mention, it'll remind and maybe even encourage them to read; bonus!).|