Monday, April 30, 2018

How To Make A Practical and Innovative Clip

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with an innovative way to make laptop parts into a practical clip.  My son loves to tear apart defunct electronics to see how they work. He recently found a laptop to disassemble. I rescued a few of the keys from his discovery and made them into a book mark.
 I wanted to use four keys to make "BOOK" but of course only had one "O". 
 I pulled out my black acrylic paint and altered the "Q".
 After collecting the remaining letters for "BOOK" and "READ", a strip of magnet, a piece of craft foam, and a giant paperclip I was ready to get started.
 First I cut craft foam to fit inside the cavity on the back of the letters. A squeeze of the Best Glue Ever and the craft foam was solidly in place.
 Next I glued the letters to a square of kraft paper.
 The magnet strip wasn't as large as the word square. I cut it the length of the square and glued it to the kraft paper square.
Once both my word squares were completed and dry I clipped them on either side of the giant paperclip. 
They also can be placed directly on either side of the page to mark the readers place.
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Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

Very cool idea!

ScraPerfect said...

Love the idea of the double magnet bookmark!! (I would have thought they repelled coming from the same strip, but must be that the front and back of the strip are polar opposites!)

Penny said...

I love that you tore apart an old computer for this!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cool idea! Loving the inspiration here!