Looking for an easy craft for my daughter's twelfth birthday party, I hit on the idea of making book thongs. Yes, thongs. NO, don't let your mind go THERE. Think about flip-flops. Shoes. You know. Well, anyway, here are the ones I made as samples.
I found these websites for instructions and modified them to suit the supplies I could locate. I made mine paperback book sized, but you can make them as long as necessary.
PINK THONG - I couldn't find the silver letter beads, and they're pricy besides, so I substituted pony beads. I also finished off the ends with simple knots instead of the charms. Cutting the organza ribbon on a slant prevents fraying, at least so far. Below, this thong is pictured in a book that I WON in a blog contest - Deadly Reunion by Florence Case.
BLUE THONG - I followed these instructions pretty closely and it turned out nicely! This one is pictured in our current read-aloud - Soup by Robert Newton Peck. I remember being read this book when I was young. Very short and funny chapters, and not at ALL politically correct.
I hope the girls have fun creating these bookmarks with Emily on Friday night!