How Pinteresting: One Bite at a Time

One ‘pin’ a week; that is the goal. Nothing too fancy, nothing too far-fetched; just a good opportunity to finally test out a few of those Pinterest ideas and see which ones really work! Join along and chime in; let us know which projects you’ve been working on and how they’ve turned out!


Summer_PinterestWe’re big book readers over here. I think there is current debate going as to who is the fastest reader, myself or my oldest daughter. Amidst all the books we own and borrow, you’d think we have a plethora of bookmarks, but no.

Our ‘pin’ of the week was to make these little monsters to help us out:

Monster Bookmarks

Click on the image above to be taken to the original ‘pin’.

These were super simple to make. Even the littlest of hands could have made these. There are a few suggestions I’d like to make, however:

  • Using plain white paper would be utterly boring AND the paper would be too thin. Consider grabbing a few sheets of patterned or colorful card stock and using that instead.
  • Follow directions when it comes to gluing pieces. The kids might get a bit over-anxious to complete their projects and accidentally glue incorrectly. Make sure they are clear on which pieces should be glued and which should not.
  • Do not strictly stick to the pattern. Our girls got the basics down and then were free to be creative. One of my girls added antennae to their monster’s head; another colored the irises of their monster quite uniquely.

Above all, have some fun and be creative. These little guys are super cute and definitely do the job! I can’t wait to put mine to use.

Time to Chime In: What is your bookmark to book ratio? Do you own enough book markers?

Care to participate in next week’s Pinteresting project? Take a look at THIS link to get a head start on next week’s ‘pin’!

4 thoughts on “How Pinteresting: One Bite at a Time

  1. I love those! They would be the perfect bookmarks around here. 😀 Of course, Grace refuses to use a bookmark (she just remembers the page number she was on…weirdo), and I usually just use the library “receipt.” 🙂


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