Kwanzaa Corn Bookmark
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Kwanzaa Corn Bookmark

Vibunzi or ears of corn reflect the number of children in the household. Even households without any children should place an ear of corn on the Mkeka as a symbol of social parenthood. This bookmark is an great way to remember the spirit of Kwanzaa throughout the entire year. Be sure to make one for each child, as well as for yourself, and give them as a memory-marking gift. Exclusive to
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Adhesive Cartridge
  • Double Laminate Cartridge
  • Create-A-Sticker Machine
  • Bookmark tassels, red and green
  • Die-cut, corn, green
  • Paper, black
  • Paper, red
  • Paper, yellow

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut red paper in 1-inch strips. Run pieces through Xyron machine to apply adhesive. Apply on black paper 3&½-inches apart.

Step: 2

Cut yellow corn piece for center of die cut. Run corn piece and corn die cut through Xyron machine to apply adhesive.

Step: 3

Apply yellow corn piece in place on green die cut. Apply corn over red stripes on black paper.

Step: 4

Cut bookmark out, leaving a ¼-inch border on all edges.

Step: 5

Run pieces through Xyron machine with double laminate cartridge to laminate both sides of bookmark.

Step: 6

Using hole punch, punch hole in bottom of bookmark.

Step: 7

Loop tassels through hole and tie.


Refer to photo for placement.