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Homemade School Supplies: Magnetic Marker

Magnetic Marker

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Here's a magnetic marker that will be sure to stick on the last page you visited.


  • Colored paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Magnetic strips


  1. Cut 2 rectangles (14 by 3 1/2 inches and 11 by 3 inches) out of contrasting shades of colored paper or card stock.
  2. Glue the smaller atop the larger to create a place for your child to keep a running list of the books he reads. Glue matching magnetic strips (sold at most office supply stores) to the ends, as shown.
  3. Fold the marker in half and decorate the front flap. (The football design shown is cut from brown paper and detailed with black marker. The laces are a couple of short lengths cut from the perforated edge of a sheet of spiral-notebook paper.) To use the marker, simply fold it over the page you wish to flag; the magnets will hold it in place.