Aug 09 2011
Aiyu knows that Ian loves reading, and often heard him looking for a bookmark when I asked him to put down his book. She found this interesting art work (sorry I lost the URL) and thought of Ian immediately, and shared with me.
It is indeed a very easy art, useful, not very costly, and beautiful too!
Look, this is the bookworm bookmark in his book:
And when reading, he could simply loop this around his wrist like this (posed in this photo is Isabel, holding Ian’s book):
This way, bookmark will not easily drop on the floor, and he doesn’t need a place to keep the bookmark. It will not be missing as well. Absolutely fantastic idea for book lovers. The grown-ups will like this too, I believe!!
Very easy to make. I don’t even measure it properly. Just take a ruler, place at the edge of a piece of cardboard paper, draw a line the width of the ruler. Cut the strip out, trim the two ends to the shape of head and tail. Draw few short lines above the head and few short lines below the tail, cut along the short lines. Decorate with eyes and mouth, there you go.
The length of the worm depends on how big the wrists are. My children takes about 8-9 inches. I just agak-agak. Even kids can do this themselves. Join me and make lots of bookworms for your children and let’s encourage them to read more!
I made 8 of these for Ian and Isabel each, 16 in total. Seems a bit overwhelming now. :p
BTW, I bought a few books for Ian 2 weeks ago: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – book 1, Ann Frank’s Diary (kids version), 2 books from Roald Dahl – Charlie and The Great Elevator and George’s Marvelous Medicine, Geronimo Stilton – Field Trip to Niagara Falls. Some of these he finished in less than a day. It is such an expensive hobby of him!! He has been begging me to buy books, that’s why these 5 books that I bought. But they were consumed in less than a week. Next time, I’ll bring him to the library. Too costly to buy new books for him! LOL!
You should see how he laughed when he read George’s Marvelous Medicine while I was having a gathering at a friend’s house. Everyone was so curious as to what he was reading. At the end, that book was left there, borrowed by the owner’s daughter. LOL!
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