Netflix & SPC: March Break Film Fest Fun and Bookmark Craft
I love crafts. No, seriously, I love doing crafts. I’d rather cut and paste for a full day then spend three minutes eating in my daughter’s pretend restaurant. Sadly, for Scarlett, pretend play is like having a cavity filled for me. However, if you want me to hand cut, cheery-coloured felt to sew into holiday stockings, I’m your girl. In fact, if you have ever sent a kid to my home for a play-date you know I usually have a fun project planned. So it’s no surprise that I jumped at the chance to be the “crafty girl” when Netflix approached us about teaming up each month. We will be working with them to help deliver a great list of themed movies and television shows, as well as recipes and crafts you can create together as a family.
For our first installation, we’re throwing a March Break Film Festival using Netflix’s lineup. Scarlett and I chose flicks inspired by some of our favourite books including The Magic School Bus and Gulliver’s Travels, as well as Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. We also liked the idea of this beaded bookmark (and jewelry) craft since our bedtime tales inspired our festival. Beading is such a low-mess craft and I love that it yields useful and, frankly, adorable accessories rather than over-glued, paper thingamajigs that I always have to save way past their “Best Before” date.
Materials You’ll Need:
Portable plastic container with tight-fitting cap
Plastic or wooden beads of various shapes and sizes
Colored twine or cord
How to do it:
Measure twine or cord to determine length of bookmark, necklace or bracelet. Create a tight knot larger than the opening of the beads so they don’t slip through. Begin beading.
Finish your creation with another tight knot.
Note: This post is sponsored by Netflix.
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