Scribble Shop Challenge: Popsicle Stick Bookmarks


I was recently given the opportunity to participate in the Scribble Shop Challenge.  What exactly IS the Scribble Shop Challenge?  Well, Scribble Shop sent a box of random supplies to a bunch of crafters and asked us to use as many of them as possible to make something (hopefully) fabulous.

I opened my box and found the following:


Metallic Stamp Pad
Dress It Up Embellishments
Mod Podge
Glass Gems
Motivational Quotes
Popsicle Sticks
Colored Pencils

I have to admit…I WAS STUMPED.  Not an ounce of fabric or ribbon or ric rac in my box.  No paint, either.  I was gonna have to think way beyond my comfort zone.  So, one afternoon, I turned the kids loose with the popsicle sticks and the colored pencils.  I told them to go nuts.



They used the stencil and the ink pad on a couple and I cut the rub ons up into funny phrases and put them on a few as well.  (You know I couldn’t get all serious! Winking smile)  I also decided to try one with scrapbook paper.


One they were done, I put a couple of coats of Mod Podge on them to make sure that the ink/pencil/whatever wouldn’t get on the book pages.

Then, I hot glued the gems and embellishments on top of some and drilled holes in a few others and tied them with raffia.  If you want to drill a hole in a popsicle stick, don’t push…just let the drill do the work.  Pushing leads to this:


So, I think I used everything, right?




I love crafts that involve the kids and I think these popsicle stick bookmarks would be perfect to give a teacher or a grandparent.

If you’d like to check out some of the other Scribble Shop Challenge projects, you can take a look at the challenge Pinterest board here.

And, just because they’re so darn nice, Scribble Shop is offering each and every one of you 15% off your entire Scribble Shop order using code CRPIVMD between now and April 30th!

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  1. The Macy = Hot one cracked me up! :) That’s confidence! Love that you got the kiddos involved!! And well done on using all the supplies.

  2. CUTE and a great Mother’s Day gift!

  3. oh i love these!! my girls would love making these and have way too much fun doing it! i think i’ll have them make them this weekend!

  4. I am SOOOOOO using this in summer camp in July! Thank you!

  5. Hi Char,
    Thank you for participating in the Scribble Shop Challenge.
    These bookmarks are really cute, I like how you used the gems and rafia so you can see them while in the book!
    Today, March 30th, 2012 we are posting the finalist on our facebook page
    Stay Tunned!

  6. I was searching for a mother days present and i found those cute bookmarks. Your idea inspired me to create my own. I linked to you on my blog.
    Thanks for sharing your creation
    (its in Greek but there is a translation button)


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