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{Back-to-School Craft} Design Your Own Homework Folder

This is a great no-mess project that kids can make for themselves. Design your own homework folder using Plaid Rub-Ons Back to School Homework Folderdesigns. Attach ribbon along the front of the folder to hold notes in place. Finish the folder with a Mini Bowdabra Bow.

Materials Needed:



1. Begin by gathering all the materials you need to make this back-to-school craft.

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2. Glue ribbon strands onto the front of the folder. Tentatively, place pieces of the rub-on designs onto the front of the folder.

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3. Follow the instructions and begin to place the designs onto the folder.

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4. Add adhesive lettering.

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5. Once, the folder is done you can add a bow.

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6. To make the bow place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

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7. Cut strips of ribbon, dovetail the ends, and place them into the Mini Bowdabra.

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8. Place the end of the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

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9. Fold the ribbon at the 1.5″ mark to make your first loop.

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10. Continue to make loops and then trim the ribbon from the spool.

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11. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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12. Thread the two wire ends through the loop.

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13. Pull the wire tightly.

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14. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and bring the wire around to the back of the bow and knot it.

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15. Fluff the bow.

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16. Use the Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the bow to the folder. Spiral the remaining Bow Wire with a pencil to create fun ringlets.

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17. Your folder is complete.

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    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
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    Hair Bow Tool and Ruler Kit for the Mini Bowdabra® – BOW2200

    Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Creator Kit is a super easy hair bow making tool. Create designer Ribbon hair bows, mini bows, baby bow, DIY kids crafts and more!
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Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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