Terrific Tree Paper Braided Bookmarks

03 March, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

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Make a woven wood Bookmark! Great for teaching children to follow instructions and use fine motor skills in folding.

Age: 5+

Duration: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives: Cut and fold paper to encourage fine motor skill development. Create bookmarks for literacy. Incorporate tree facts into activity; Terrific Tree Paper features an image of tree bark on the front and wood grain on the back. Investigate different types of trees through the provided prints. Create art from nature.

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You’ll Need:

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Cut Terrific Tree Paper into ½” x 11” strips.

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Glue two strips together at the corner.

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Glue two more strips on top the first strips but directly underneath.

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Fold each strip, in order from left to right, across the others.

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Keep folding until you near the end of the strips.

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Glue the ends together and trim the excess to form the final angle.

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Extra tip: Alternate the pattern by making the first two strips the grain side of the wood and the second two strips the bark side.

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