Friday, March 20, 2015

Water Drop Bookmarks

Disclosure: I am proud to be a Family Christian Blogger and Affiliate.  I was provided with a Family Christian certificate to facilitate a post about World Water Day.  All opinions expressed are my own.

The kids and I made water drop bookmarks in celebration of World Water Day this year.  If you don't know World Water Day happens on March 22nd every year, just a few days away!  It is a day for water celebration.  It is a time to learn about water, water related issues and plan for future water management.  Each year there is also a theme, this year's theme is Water and Sustainable Development.  I am going to talk about this even more in the next few days.  Today I wanted to show you our World Water Day craft inspired water drop bookmarks.

I ordered some fun craft supplies on-line from Family Christian, a Giant Art Jar and a perler bead set.  We used the colored craft sticks from our Giant Art Jar and blue perler beads to make our water drop bookmarks.  See below! 

Hope you enjoy our bookmarks.

 Giant Art Jar

 Colored Craft Sticks

perler bead set

close up

  We formed water drops using the flower model.

 
 We were able to shape several water drops at a time.

  about to iron the perler beads

 ironing the perler beads

 Water drop - this is what the drops look like with the back side fused together and the front side not melted together.

 melted side

We melted both sides for some drops and left one side not melted for others.

 Simply attach the water drops to the craft sticks using hot glue.

attached

 Water drop bookmarks

 finished bookmarks

 Using one of our bookmarks.


  Our bookmark in action.

up close

up close

 Here we are using our bookmarks in our water books

 We have some fun water books that we have been reading.

These bookmarks are simple, and so much fun!  What do you think?  This is an easy reminder for us to think about the water we use and what we can do to conserve it.

5 comments:

LaVonne Long said...

I love this. I ordered that Perler Bead bucket, and I can't wait to get them in the mail. I also posted on World Water Day last month. Such an important campaign! Thank you for sharing easy to make crafts. That is my kind of craft!

Kathryn said...

Yay LaVonne! My kids love the perler beads, it is amazing how creative they can be with them. And I agree - World Water Day is so important.

SavingsInSeconds said...

I love that Family Christian sells craft products! My kids would enjoy using perler beads. I'll have to look for this bucket.

LauraHix said...

These are great ideas! Thank you!!!

rochelle said...

This is nice will try this