Summer craft ideas for bookmarks and so much more! Never loose your place in for book again with these neat little paper clip bookmarks.
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!
Let's get crafting, so you can get back to reading! Make sure you never loose your spot in your summer reading!
5 years and up
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.
Take all of your cut out pieces and glue together your creature - like a puzzle.
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.
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!
We've made a variety of bookmark crafts, and some of our puppet crafts can also be used for your bookmarks too.