Book Drive With Nickelodeon and Champions for Kids/ DIY Bookmark, #NickCFK

If you guys remember, last week, I shared about the new Nickelodeon Simple Service Project. I also told you that I will be holding a book drive throughout the week. If you didn’t catch that post, you can read all about it here and see my Google + album here.
Throughout the week, I asked my family and friends to donate new or gently used books. We started the book drive with a couple of books and I made a flier with information on my book drive. I also made a little “thank you” gift for my wonderful donors. I am sharing a tutorial on making a bookmark below.

My plan was to donate the books for the Daniel Kid Foundation. As I noted in my other post, Daniel is a local foundation that provides support to children that are abused, neglected or abandoned. Daniel Foundation serves more than 1,000 children and their families every day through a variety of innovative and nationally-recognized programs. They provide counseling, support services and round-the-clock treatment for children with severe emotional problems. They work with foster children as well as facilitate adoption. Daniel even aids other child-services agencies across the country with educational products and conferences based on its successful programs. In about a week, they will be opening an education center for their children. I will be donating all the books that I get from this book drive to their new education center.

I was really hoping to get over a hundred books, but I collected 83. This is still very good because every little bit helps. I think that since I was asking for books for older kids and not baby or toddler books, it was a little harder because I don’t know many people with kids in that age group. I am still very proud of my donation because I brought them exactly what they needed right in time for their new education center opening.

To thank all my wonderful donors, I made bookmarks to use during their own reading time. 
DIY Bookmark

What you need:
Black cardstock
Scrapbook paper with writing
All-purpose or paper glue
Silk yarn

~First, I drew an open book about 2 inches high and 3 1/2 inches wide on a peace of paper. Cut out the book and trace it on another paper. Outline the book about 3 millimeters larger then the first book. Cut it out. Larger book cut-out will be for the use on the black cardstock and the smaller book cut-out will be for the use on the scrapbook paper.

~ Trace the open book cutouts on the cardstock and the scrapbook paper. Carefully cut them out.

~ Center the scrapbook cut-out on top of the black cutout.  Glue the two book cutouts together.

~ Punch a hole at the top of the book, in the center. This is where the tassel will go.
~ To make the tassel, cut the yarn into 4-5-inch pieces. You will need about 10 pieces per tassel. Hold the 10 pieces together, wrap a long piece of yarn around the center a few times. Fold at the center then wrap the long piece around the folded tassel, a couple of millimeters away from the fold. Tie it and loop through the hole in a bookmark.

I paired the bookmark with a Kit-Kat candy bar for their reading break!

For more information, please visit the Nickelodeon Facebook or Twitter and Champions For Kids Facebook or Twitter.

Remember YOU Can Help! You can all host a Big Help Book Drive with your friends and family. Ask each person to bring books and magazines that are appropriate for children, and give the books and magazines to a teacher, librarian, or community representative for his or her students. Once you’ve done the project, you can even report it to Champions For Kids.You can be one of millions to help CFK meet their goal of 20 million people by 2020.

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I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Champions for Kids. All the photographs and opinions are my own. #NickCFK #CBias

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  1. the cape on the corner says

    what a great book mark! i love reading, and think it’s so important to help kids learn to love it, too.

  2. Debbie Borthwick says

    What a wonderful thing you are doing! And I love the bookmark!! My daughter is a huge reader and I am saving this link so I can make a few of these for her stocking. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Saw you sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.
    Debbie :)

  3. Nikki Dye says

    Very cute! I’m always in need of a new bookmark!
    Come on by Domestically Modern

  4. clgossett says

    What a wonderful donation and just in time for their education center’s opening. Perfect! And I love the bookmark and tutorial. What a beautiful way to thank the people in your community for caring about the kids in need!

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