I love AstroBrights papers. They are good quality papers in bright, eyecatching colors that work just great in printers. The paper is heavier than regular printer paper, and very smooth. Using black ink designs, it works very well for quote art, party invitations and other projects. Of course you could use it just for regular paper crafting as well. Since they come in 23 colors, you can make almost anything or make things in your favorite colors or in your children's favorite colors.
My daughter loves color coding her notes for book reports, and when I showed her these bookmarks she said "Oh! That's BRILLIANT."
They are marked for book title, book author, and the date. Then there are sections for characters, settings, and events. Ball point pens work just wonderfully on Astrobrights paper.
All you need for these bookmarks is:
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- AstroBrights papers
Print the image on the bright papers, then cut them apart. Save the trimmings! They will make a great paper chain! Click on the image for the large printable version.
Like Astrobrights on Facebook for an opportunity to enter their sweepstakes "Give a Brighter Year". It's easy to enter, just click the sweepstakes on their page. You'll put in your name, address, all the usuals, plus one extra, the K-8 school you want to give the big part of the prize. The prize is 30,000 dollars in school supplies to the school you choose, and a 500 dollar gift card for you to spend!
Also on their Facebook page is the "Make Something Astrobright" design challenges. Family friendly, easy challenges to enter. Every couple of weeks starts a new challenge to make something. It can be a project with your kids, or something you make for yourself. Each challenge is judged, and you have the opportunity to win great prize packages.
The other bookmarks make good favors.
You will need:
- AstroBrights papers
- scissors or paper trimmer
And this PDF--->Printable Ruler PDF<---
It's a fillable field pdf with saving enabled. Highlight where it says "Name" and replace "Name" with names of the people you want to make the bookmarks for. They print 5 to a page, and are 2x7 inches, marked in both centimeters and inches. Print on the brightly colored paper and cut apart. At 5 per page, with each field as a separate name, these are also good for class room situations. You could make one for each student.