An informative bookmark is useful in two ways: it keeps your place in a book and it teaches you new things. Bookmarks work best if they are stronger than standard paper—created with card stock, oaktag, poster paper, or heavy paper. You may also be able to laminate your card (cover it with protective plastic) using clear contact paper. There is not one correct size for a bookmark, but many are about 1 ½ inches wide by 5 or 6 inches tall.
You can create a single bookmark or series of bookmarks with a theme. Each bookmark can have an illustration or design and also informational text about the topic of the bookmark. Be sure to use both sides. If there is a topic that you have great interest in, such as dogs, football, or Pokeman, you can create a set of bookmarks to keep or use as gifts.
You can create the bookmarks by hand, drawing and writing, or create them online using a drawing or writing program and then printing them. You can also blend these methods by drawing an illustration and scanning or photographing it, importing that image into a program on your computer for writing or drawing, then adding written text and printing it.
Working on Projects at Home is different than working in school. We do not give you lessons or directions. We give you models of each project to look at carefully, and then you decide how to adopt the project for your interests, skills, materials, time, and any new ideas you have. Your project does not have to look like the models—it can be inspired by the models. If you are proud of what you created, we encourage you to share it online with the hashtag: #ProjectsAtHome.