Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Braided Paper Bookmark Thingys

 This is an easy but fun little art project.  First I cut strips of paper either 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch wide on a paper cutter.  Construction paper can be used, but colored copier paper folds easier and neater.

     Next we taped three strips to the table in an upside down “L” shape at right angles.  Then we just braided them by folding the outside piece of paper over and lining it up with the one on the other side, then pressing it down firmly. 

     Four strips of paper can be used to make a chevron design.  
     One student even made three separate braids and then braided the braids together.  I laminated them using that self-sticking laminating paper, but thick, clear packing tape works as well.  Now they each have their own bookmark which they made themselves.