Keepsake Thumbprint Bookmarks from The Scrap Shoppe

I’d like to welcome Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here today! 
Hi everyone! I’m excited to be here while Allison enjoys spending time with her new baby girl. 
I have a fun kid-involved project for you today that would be great stocking stuffers for grandparents or cousins!

But first let me introduce myself! I’m Michele, and I blog at The Scrap Shoppe. I’m a wife and mommy to 2 little boys. When I’m not playing superheroes or building Lego mansions, I’m crafting up a storm! I love to play with all sorts of different media so you never know what type of project will show up on my blog next!
Now that the introductions are over, let’s get to the tutorial!
The first thing you will need for this project is a copy of my printable Little Birdie bookmarks.
Save the file to your computer, print it out, and cut out the bookmarks.
You will also need some ink and markers. And a wet wipe would be handy, too.
To make the birds, first place your child’s pointer finger in the ink then situate it horizontally over the branch on the bookmark. Place the tip of your child’s pinky finger in the ink then place it in the upper left corner of the first fingerprint to create the bird’s head.
Go back with the markers to create an eye, beak, and legs for the bird.
My son also insisted our birds have tails. If you have markers the same colors as the birds you create then this is an easy add on. Continue on with each of the bookmarks.
It is difficult to tell from these pictures, but I laminated the bookmarks to prevent smudging and to help the bookmarks last longer. You will also want to punch holes in the tops of the bookmarks (see the arrow) so that you can add decorative ribbon.
I think the grandparents are really going to enjoy these!! And a couple of the older cousins will think they are pretty fun, too. And, of course, my boys are always thrilled when they get to be so involved in Christmas gift preparations. Its a win all around!
Thanks so much for having me over, Allison!
Y’all come visit me at my place sometime.




Those are so sweet Michele! Thanks for sharing! 


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  • Beverly {Flamingo Toes}
    December 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    These are so sweet Michele! They are perfect for Grandparents gifts! It's so fun to get the kids involved in the gift making. 🙂