We have been so busy with crafting over the last couple of days. With my son only being 4 we don’t have a home schooling pack to keep him entertained during this time of schools being closed. We’ve been busy coming up with fun ways to help him learn letters and numbers and also providing him with plenty of fun things to make and craft to break up the day a bit for him. We made this cute little Easter chick corner bookmark to go with our farmyard stories book that we are reading and doesn’t he look adorable!
You will need.
Yellow, orange and white paper
A black marker
To start you will need to make your bookmark. If you haven’t folded one before you can see my guide on how to do it here.
Next you will need to cut out two elongated wing shapes and two little feet as shown above. Glue them down in place on your bookmark.
To make your chick’s face you will need to give him two eyes. We used eye stickers but if you don’t have them you can just cut out two white circles for the eyes and then use your marker to draw on the details. The easiest way to make the beak is to fold a scrap piece of orange paper in half and then cut a triangle from it – using the fold as the triangle base. This should give you a perfect folded diamond shape.
Glue your eyes and beak onto the upper triangle of your bookmark and your super cute little chick is finished! How adorable is he!
With it being so close to Easter bunnies are a particularity popular theme right now. My son loves rabbits anyway, his Grandma has two little ones that he absolutely adores. However, I’m pretty sure that all this bunny mania has sprung from the fact that he just can’t wait for the Easter bunny to come and hide some eggs! He’s forever asking how much longer he has to wait, so for now were busy filling the time with some Easter themed crafts – like these extra cute DIY bunny corner bookmarks.
You will need
Coloured or white paper for your bunny
Pink, orange, white and green paper
First of all you will need to make your corner bookmark. If you haven’t made one before you can find a guide on how to fold one here.
Take your bunny coloured paper and cut out two long ears. Now, take your pink paper and cut out two slightly smaller inner ears and a triangle for the nose.
Glue your bunny’s ears down on the inside of your bookmark and the triangle nose on the bottom point as above.
Use your black marker to draw on two eyes and some whiskers.
To make your carrot cut out a rounded orange cone shape and draw on some lines. Next cut out the curvey shape of the greenery as seen above. For the tail cut out a white circle.
Glue down the bunny’s tail on the top point of your bookmark. Then finish off by gluing down the carrot on the back of your bookmark under the bunny’s nose. How cute does your bunny bookmark look? We think they’re adorable!
Today is world book day! This week we have been extra busy coming up with some fun book themed crafts. We love to read in this house and so we also love to make corner bookmarks to keep track of where we are in our books. We have a box full of different designs; some that we have seen on pinterest and some that we have came up with ourselves. However, i think these cute little DIY Gruffalo corner bookmarks -inspired by Julia Donaldson’s Gruffalo series might just be my new favourite.
You will need
Black and green markers
To start with you will need to make your bookmark. If you haven’t made one before you can find a guide to folding origami corner bookmarks here.
To start with, cut out two ears the same colour as your bookmark. Next, you will need to cut out two white horns and two white circles for outer eyes. For the inner eyes, cut out two slightly smaller orange circles and use your black marker to dot on the pupils.
Glue your ears and horns down in place on the back of your bookmark then position and stick the two eyes down on the front as shown above.
Use your black marker to draw on a nose and a mouth. Then, use your green marker to dot the Gruffalo’s green wart on his nose. Finish the Gruffalo’s mouth but cutting out two tusk like teeth and some smaller normal shaped teeth. Glue them down in place and put aside to dry.
Finally, cut out an orange square and glue it down inside your bookmark as you can see above. Your DIY Gruffalo bookmark is finished! How cute does it look?!