My 8 year-old loves to read. I think it's fabulous, even when it means she'd rather stay in bed and read than get up and get ready for school.
She also usually has more than one book going at once, which means books turned upside down to mark her place on the counter, the couch, the table, her bed...Not the best way to save a place when I'm trying to clean up. I'm hoping that having a magnetic bookmark might both encourage her to use it, and also keep it from falling out of the book.
super strong magnets (3.99 for 9)
felt sheets (about 50c each)
glue gun (on hand)
scissors (on hand)
Total Project Cost: $8.00 to make 4 bookmarks
Step 1--Cut these pieces from your choice of felt colors:
1 strip (3/4 inch by 10 inches)
4 circles (1 3/4 inch diameter)
1 flower and one circle (or other shapes you want)
Step 3--Do the same with the other side, making sure that the attractive sides of the magnets are going to be facing each other when the bookmark is folded over the book pages (otherwise the magnets will repel each other, and you'll be annoyed)
These would make great favors for a book themed party, don't you think?