I'm a librarian, and next week we're going to be doing a Hunger Games craft program in preparation for the movie. We're going to make bottle cap jewelry and magnetic bookmarks.
I pretty much figured out the process for the bookmarks on my own, and I had to type up a set of instructions that we can hand out. I'm not sure how clear my instructions are, so I'd appreciate it if some other crafty people could just look it over and tell me if anything is confusing at all.
Strips of colored paper 1.5 inches wide
Pictures 1.5 inches wide (printed from the computer or cut from magazines)
Thin, flexible magnet sheets (the magnetic ads that come on the front of phone books work)
3 inch wide clear heavy tape (Scotch No. 845 Book Tape works very well)
Pick which pictures you want on the front and the back of your bookmark and cut them out.
Lay out the pictures on a strip of paper. Remember to place the pictures designated for the back of the bookmark upside down. Glue the pictures down in the desired layout.
Fold the bookmark in half and cut off any excess.
Roll out your book tape so it is slightly longer than your bookmark, and carefully position the bookmark face down in the center of the tape.
Cut out the corners of the tape so you can fold it over onto the back of the bookmark. Starting from the middle and working your way to the edge, fold the edges of the tape over onto the back of the bookmark.
Fold the bookmark in half again and crease the fold as much as you can.
Take your thin magnetic sheet and cut a strip a little smaller than the width of your bookmark. From that strip cut two pieces about an inch long.
Stack the two magnetic pieces together and trim off any excess to make sure the pieces will match up.
Keeping the pieces stacked together glue one of the magnets to the bottom of the book mark.
Spread glue on the top magnet and fold down the bookmark to meet it. This insures that the magnets will line up properly when the bookmark is in use.
To use, fold the bookmark over a page. The magnets will hold the bookmark in place. Enjoy your bookmark!