Reading is so important. And it’s important to encourage your kids to love reading by associating fond memories of it with them. Decorating homemade bookmarks is one of my favorite crafts for kids. It’s easy to prepare and does not make a big mess, so it’s easy to clean up.
- card stock
- markers and or crayons
- stickers (optional)
- glue (optional)
- decorative cut- outs (optional)
- Print the provided bookmark template.
- Cut out the template and trace it onto some colored or plain white card stock.
- Cut out your bookmark.
- Decorate it any way you can think of. You can use stickers for quick decorating, or cut out some of your child’s favorite shapes (i.e. butterflies, hearts, dinosaurs etc).
- Try cutting out as many of the things your child might want to glue onto his bookmark before you start this project. This way, you will have time to make a bookmark too, instead of spending so much time cutting shapes out for your kids.
- Always have several different shape favorites cut out. There are a lot of fun uses for creative shapes cut from different colored construction paper, cardboard and card stock. (I like to cut them out while I am watching movies).
- Here are some links to my ABSOLUTE favorite things to use for this craft. They are quick, easy and a lot of fun!
Merissa’s Recommended Supplies
SunWorks Construction Paper- This pack of colored paper comes with 300 sheets! It’s the best deal on colored paper I have found, yet.
SunWorks Heavy Weight Construction Paper- This paper is a bit thicker than most, so it is perfect for making cards, bookmarks and many other crafts. You get 50 in a pack for less than $5.
Crayola Glitter Markers- I am a big fan of glitter, who isn’t. But my favorite kind of glitter is the glitter that isn’t messy. With these markers you and your kids can enjoy all the perks of a sparkly bookmark, without all the mess.
While you are making your bookmarks, talk about what they are used for. When you are all done with your crafts for kids, find a nice comfy couch or bean bag, and read your heart out!
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