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Paperclip Bookmarks
Paperclip Bookmarks
Paperclip Bookmarks
Paperclip Bookmarks
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Paperclip Bookmarks

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Easy, colorful paperclip bookmarks are fun to make and fun to use for school work and home reading. Change the colors if you like to suit your style! Designed By Karen Benvenuti.
Skill level: NONE

Step: 1

Bead Colors Needed:

  • Pink Candy Stripe - 40
  • Magenta - 108
  • Prickly Pear - 51
  • Light Green - 36
  • Green - 5
  • Parrot Green - 25

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Large paper clips
  • Hot glue gun
Step: 2

Download the PDF for the Paperclip Bookmarks Project Pattern. You will use the small hexagon, square, and circle pegboards for your projects. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place the beads for the project.

Step: 3

Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. Let the design cool.

Step: 4

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

Step: 5

ASSEMBLY: Adults only: Hot glue the design pieces together, sandwiching the end of a paper clip between the pieces.