Flower Petal Bookmark

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This beautiful flower petal bookmark is not only a great way to commemorate summer flowers, it’s a great way to get kids into reading!

What You’ll Need:
*Flower petals
*Glad Press n Seal
*Scissors
*Construction paper
*Glue or rubber cement

Preparation:
*Enjoy a warm afternoon picking flower petals before the cooler fall weather comes!

Activity:
*Tear a piece of Glad Press n Seal about 8 inches wide per bookmark. Lay flat with the sticky side up.
*Sprinkle the flower petals on about half of the Press n Seal.


*Carefully fold the half of the Press n Seal without petals over the petals so the sticky sides stick together. Try to keep major bubbles or folds out by smoothing the Press n Seal as you lay it down. This is the center of your bookmark and your flower petals should stay in place. If not, press harder on the Press n Seal to make it stick together.

*Cut the bookmark center so it’s about 3.5 inches wide and 7 inches long.

*Take the construction paper and hold it horizontally. Cut 6 strips.

*Take 2 of those strips and cut them in half. You should now have 4 long strips and 4 short strips.
*Starting with the long strips, spread glue or rubber cement on one side of one strip. Lay the bookmark center on the edge of the strip.

*Spread glue on a second long strip. Lay it over the bookmark center over top of the first long strip so that the bookmark center is sandwiched between the two strips.

*Repeat with the other two long strips on the other side of the bookmark, and then with the short strips on the top and bottom of the bookmark.

*Allow to dry thoroughly before using as a bookmark.
*For a cleaner look, you can cut a straight line around all the edges.

Suggested Resources:
http://www.realtimerendering.com/flowers/flowers.html - Use this great site to identify the wildflowers you’ve picked, Just enter some information and it gives you a list of options, plus links to photos.
http://www.freenaturepictures.com/wildflowers-pictures.php - So inspired by this craft that you now want to see wildflowers everywhere? Find free images and wallpapers of wildflowers at this site.

This activity can be found in the Arts & Crafts section of our site.