These adorable little bookworm bookmarks are so sweet and simple. They’re perfect for young readers or as a handmade gift for loved ones! We originally made one for Granny but i liked them so much that my little guy wanted to make one for me too and aren’t they just the sweetest?
Heres what we used
How to make these bookworm bookmarks
Start by cutting out the rectangle shape of your bookmark. Then take your scissors and cut out 6-8 little circles. Glue them into an zig-zag pattern to make the bookworm’s body.
Add a face to your bookworm. For ours we added two googly eyes, a paper mouth and two antennae. Once the eyes had secured a little we used a pen to draw around them and add some glasses.
Next it’s time to make book. Cut out a rectangle strip of card that is the same height as your bookmark and then fold it in half to make the book. Trim the width as necessary. Then cut out a slightly smaller rectangle from your white paper and glue it into the centre of the book to make the pages. Use a marker to add a special message.
Finish off by adding any optional decoration and your bookmarks are ready to use or gift!
Ok ok, so this craft doesn’t really fit in with our recent theme of quick and simple. Sometimes though, it’s worth putting in a little extra effort to show some appreciation for a loved one and this little handmade fishing jacket card is pretty cute! My son and I made one for a family members birthday, hes really big into fishing, it’s not really my thing but my partner is in to it aswell so we made him one ready for fathers day too. It might only be April but you can never be too prepared (says me who’s always forgetting and having to panic buy presents the day before)!
You will need
Coloured card (we used; green, brown and black)
Coloured paper (we used; white, blue, orange, beige, red, pink, grey and green)
First you’ll need to take your piece of coloured card. Putting it in a landscape position fold each side in to meet at the centre.
Draw on two small arches to make the sleeve section and then cut them out.
Take the upper inside corners of your jacket and fold them outwards to make a collar.
Next cut out four pocket shapes from your chosen colour.
Now you’ll need to make the contents of the pockets! Start off by cutting out two little arch shapes. Cut a triangle out of the curved side of each one and give each a googly eye to make your fish. Glue your pocket to the front of your fish so that they look as if they are sticking out the top.
Cut out two shiny hook shapes as you can see above and again glue a pocket to the front of them
Next you’ll need to make a float. Cut out a white circle and then draw around it on some coloured paper. Cut out this second circle and then cut it in half, glue one half of the circle down onto your white circle so that is half white half coloured. Then, from the other half cut out a small square and glue it down on the centre of the white edge to make the top of the float. Glue your third pocket down on the front of your float
For the final pocket cut out the shape of a worm. Then either using a pen or paper strips give your worm some stripes. Finish him off by giving him two googly eyes and a smiley mouth, then again glue the final pocket down on the front of him.
Glue your pockets down in place on the front of your jacket. Then, take a pen and write a name tag for your jacket, cut it out and glue it down in place near the collar. The basic shape of your fishing jacket is finished! If you want to add a little fishing rod carry on to the steps below.
Start off by cutting out the basic shapes of your rod. You will need a black oval for the handle, a rounded strip for the body, a large black circle for the reel and three smaller circles with punched holes for the rings.
Glue the body of your rod onto your handle. Space the three rings evenly across the body. Remember to make sure that the holes are not covered so that you can still thread your string through them.
Glue your string down onto your handle and then cover it over with your remaining reel circle. Then, weave your string in and out up through the rings as you can see above.
Cut out two identical hooks by folding your paper in half when cutting. Glue one hook to the front of your string and then match up the other in place on the back. Finally, cut out a small strip and glue it down onto your reel.l to make the reel handle.
Add the rod to the side of your card..
And finish off by adding your message to the inside. Isn’t it adorable? I think it was well worth the extra effort!
How cute is this little Best teacher thank you card? Teachers work so hard to help children learn and also to help them grow and develop as individuals. When i think back on all that my teachers did for me and the patience that they had for me as an anxious young kid, i am eternally grateful. Everyone likes to feel like they’re doing a good job and when i worked in a preschool there was no better feeling than when a child thanked you, made something to gift you or drew a picture for you. So why not show a teacher some appreciation by hand making them a thank you card!
You will need
Coloured card (we used red, 3 shades of green and brown)
Black and white card
Take a sheet of red card and fold it in half. Draw an apple shape onto the front of your card. You will need to make the bottom of the apple flat so that it can stand up. Also, remember to make sure that you leave part of the fold line intact, otherwise you will end up with two seperate apple shapes rather than one joined card!
Once you have cut out your apple shape you will need to cut out a brown stalk shape and a green leaf. Glue the stalk down in place on the inside of your card and then the leaf down on the stalk.
Now to cut out the basic shapes of your caterpillar. Youll need to cut out; one black circle, four slighly smaller coloured circles (we used 2 dark green and 2 light green) and two antennae shapes.
Stick your antennae down on one of your smaller circles to make the head then glue the head down in place on the rest of the circles to make the caterpillar’s body. Attach the black circle to the back of the caterpillar to make the spot where it comes out of the apple and then glue your caterpillar down onto your card.
Now give your caterpillar two eyes, we used eye stickers but if you don’t have these you can simply cut out two white circles and draw on the details. Finish your caterpillar by giving him a cute smiley mouth.
All that’s left to do is add your special message to the front of your card and inside. Your special teacher thank you card is finished and ready to gift!