Glue Bookmarks

You may be asking yourself, “What is a glue bookmark?” and “How do I make one?” The answer is simple– a bookmark made from:

This craft was not only fun, but a good way to make a little extra income.

Spacemakers are essential to the glue bookmark because they are plastic and have a unique  indention in the center that provided the mold for the bookmark. Since the word “Spacemaker” is located in this indention, it is safe to assume that all glue bookmarks have “Spacemaker” imprinted on them.  The first step involves coloring in this indention with washable markers. The key for a truly magical bookmark is to use more than one color in order to get a swirl effect. Permanent markers are a bad choice because they won’t come off. The reason for the white Elmer’s glue is so that the bookmark will dry clear and not interfere with the design made by the washable markers. The glue is poured into the indention (over the design) and is left to dry. This is a terrible waste of glue, but definitely worth every drop of it.

Back in the day you had to be careful where you stored the Spacemaker to dry if you did it at school. The most convenient place was your desk, but this was also a bad choice because most often you would end up with glue everywhere! It takes a couple of days to dry, and then you simply peel off the glue from the pencil box. Obviously you have to wait until the glue turns clear before removing.  Unfortunately, the life span of these bookmarks is not very long due to the fact that they continue to dry over time and become brittle and fragile.

Glue bookmarks are still popular to make today. My friend’s little brother made her one that featured University of Georgia Spirit:

I also  found this really funny video of a kid that gives a tutorial on how to make your very own glue bookmark:

If anyone makes a glue bookmark and sends me a picture of it, I will add it to this post! Even better would be a picture of you with a glue bookmark you made as a kid.

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14 Responsesto “Glue Bookmarks”

  1. Chelsea says:

    haha! OMG I remember those! So very awesome!

  2. Courtney says:

    These are so fun to make! I am 19 and would make one right now if i owned a spacemaker HAHA!

  3. we are 9 and 10 we love this so fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Abi says:

    I Luv to make these… im 11.. my little sister and i r actually thinking of doing business with them… HA I LUV THEM!!

  5. Shannon says:

    I remember these! I used to make them all the time. I am thinking of making them for my two best friends. :)

  6. Juliet says:

    I used to make them all the time! Fun activity/requires a mess!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    i love it!!! but i don’t have the good glue, because they don’t realy work

  9. Deb says:

    I remember doing this in middle school!(Im 24 now). It was fun and u could be creative. I have a daughter now and I will probably show her how to do it when she gets older.

  10. cough says:

    ssooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Pepper says:

    I have been making these since i could hold a glue bottle I would recomened these for everyone to try………….. have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Hannah says:

    These are awsome! They are really fun to make,and I have started a business in my 5th grade class.

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