We made these magnetic bookmarks to hold our place in the books my husband and I read aloud to the girls. They are so easy to make, and they work beautifully!
a cereal box, scissors, paper and stickers, glue, 2 magnets
I used pinking shears to cut off one edge of a cereal box. The corner of the box has the perfect crease to create the hinge for the bookmark.
I added magnets to both sides of the bookmark, so they would attract through several pages of the book and hold the bookmark firmly in place.
*I used magnetic tape because it was flat, but for some reason it wasn't attracted to itself. (low self-esteem?) So I added the third silver magnet, and that provided a strong attraction. *
We added a few stickers and that was it. Here's a picture of the bookmark slipped around a few pages.
And here's the book closed, with our spot securely marked for tomorrow night.
Yay for cutesy stay-put bookmarks and snuggling up to read to your kids.