In this post, learn how to create Easy Heart Bookmarks, the perfect Valentine’s Day craft for readers of all ages!
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One of the best parts of parenting older children is introducing them to novels. Nothing feels more like home than wrapping up in a soft quilt—chapter book in hand—with a little boy snuggled on each side! Now, typically I’m a “page-folder,” but my oldest recently informed me that, “We shouldn’t fold the corners of the pages because it doesn’t show respect to the book.” (Yeah…that’s the not-so-best part of parenting older children!) Nevertheless, not wanting to interfere with what he’s learned in school and how we handle library books at home, I agreed. We gathered at the kitchen table and crafted some charming heart bookmarks, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
To make this craft you will need:
After gathering supplies, invite kids to draw and cut 2 paper hearts—1 large and 1 small.
This craft would’ve been hastened by using heart punches in 2 sizes, but I taught the boys how to draw and cut hearts the old-fashioned way. Let’s face it: kids don’t receive enough scissor practice in school and knowing how to make a classic paper heart is a good skill for any handsome young lad to have!
Place 3 glue dots equally across the top of the small heart (1 on the left, 1 in the middle, and 1 on the right). Press the papers firmly to secure.
Pair these bookmarks with a sweet story for Valentine’s Day!
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