I often see pineapple graphics and photos lately but I’m not complaining because I actually like it. I like the fruit and the image of it makes me remember the tropics. Oh how I miss the awesome beaches in my home country.
Before I get carried away with all the fond memories I have, let me share with you an easy summer craft you can do for all your summer reads. I love to read and there is something magical about printed pages that surpasses digital reads so I think bookmarkers are still useful for book lovers.
So I’m doing a pineapple bookmarker of course. My daughter saw me doing this craft and says “Really mom”. Well, I just bought her 3 shirts that had pineapple prints on them. Hey, it is a pretty and interesting fruit to look at as opposed to a pear.
Anyhow, this is an easy craft that kids could also do. Let’s get on with it.
Acrylic paint ( white, brown, yellow and green )
Find any cardboard lying around in your house. Use a ruler and draw the size and width of how long you want your bookmarker to be.
Then at the very tip, draw a simple outline of a pineapple.
Cut out that outline from the cardboard. And you can use that cut out as a template to trace and cut more bookmarkers.
Paint the whole cut out with white paint and allow to dry.
Then use yellow acrylic paint and paint the body of the pineapple.
Next, use green acrylic paint and paint over the leaves or the crown of the pineapple including the rest of the bookmarkers length.
Use brown acrylic paint to make diagonal stripes on the pineapple’s body. When those are dry, paint the opposite diagonal way.
Dry the pineapple bookmarkers and then get lost in your book.
Brew some coffee, too.
You can totally rock this!