Summer Craft Ideas

Summer craft ideas for bookmarks and so much more! Never loose your place in for book again with these neat little paper clip bookmarks. 

Summer Crafts Ideas: Paper Clip Bookmark

This is a great way to promote reading and add some cuteness to any book.

As simple as some paper and a paper clip and you won't loose your spot in your book every again.

We have chosen to create a lady bug, but the possibilities are endless!

You can create things like a flower, stars, sun, butterfly, beach ball, bumble bee, ice cream cone, caterpillar, bookworm, etc.

If it is a holiday or special occasion make these bookmarks festive. Make a pumpkin for Halloween, an elf for Christmas. 

This way you will have a bookmark for every season, holiday and occasion!

Summer Craft Ideas: Paper Clip Bookmark

Let's get crafting, so you can get back to reading! Make sure you never loose your spot in your summer reading!

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper Clip
  • Construction Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Markers or Crayons
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes, if needed

Age Recommendation:

5 years and up

Time to Complete:

15-30 minutes

Step by Step Instructions for Our Summer Craft Ideas

Step #1:

Decide what type of creature you would like on your bookmark. For our example we created a ladybug.

Out of construction paper, create your design in pieces. Once they are all put together it will make your critter.

Step #2:

Take all of your cut out pieces and glue together your creature - like a puzzle.

Step #3:

Glue your creature to the top of your paperclip. Make sure that the end that goes onto the paper is on the bottom.

For a more secure attachment, have an adult use a hot glue gun to attach it.

Step #4:

Make sure that your bookmark is nice and dry. Now it's time to test your new bookmark out in your favorite book.

These summer craft ideas for kids are a great way to get the kids excited about reading!

Not a fan of ladybugs? You can make anything you want - make a sun, flower, or whatever your creative mind can come up with!

Summer Craft Ideas

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