With school season in full swing, kids are going to have lots more reading assignments in the coming months. And when you’re currently in the middle of a book, what is it that you need the most? Yes, you do need a warm beverage, but it’s more important to mark your place in the book! And to do that in style, we’ve got here some clever and fun ideas for bookmarks crafts. These aren’t restricted to any age group and there are different types and styles to suit all tastes.
14 Bookmark Crafts for Eager Bookworms
1. Captain Underpants Bookmark
If you have school aged kids, chances are you’ve heard of the super popular book series, Captain Underpants! Check out this fun superhero craft from Crafts by Amanda to celebrate the newest book in the series and to encourage kids to read. Because after all, reading makes you a superhero !
2. Hello Kitty Bookmark
Create your own super cute Hello Kitty bookmark using pasta and the free printable from Artsy Craftsy Mom. Perfect as an activity or a party favor for a Hello Kitty themed birthday party!
3. Minion Corner Bookmark
Minions! Who doesn’t love these cute little yellow guys? Check out Red Ted Art for the tutorial for this Minion themed bookmark.
4. Pressed Leaves and Flowers Bookmarks
This nature-themed bookmark craft from Buggy and Buddy for kids is simple and perfect for a wide range of ages. Children will enjoy the process of pressing flowers and leaves and then using natural materials to create all kinds of designs for their homemade nature inspired bookmarks.
5. Bookworm Bookmark
If there is one important thing that you can do to help your child become a success in school and in life – it is to encourage him to be a reader and love reading. And a great way to encourage them to open their books is with this cute and adorable bookworm bookmark from Krokotak!
6. Ribbon Bookmarks
These non-slip, easy-sew ribbon bookmarks are fun to make, and the elastic rubber bands can stretch to fit your book. Get all the instructions from Sparkles of Sunshine.
7. Button Bookmark
How cute are these button bookmarks? You can make them in any style with stuff you have at home. Little kids will a have a blast marking pages with these adorable bookmarks from I Heart Naptime!
8. Pom Pom Bookmarks
Sure, your books are beautiful by themselves, but a little accessorizing won’t hurt! These DIY pom-pom bookmarks from Design Mom are super cute and your kids will love showing them off on their bookshelves.
9. Photo Bookmark
I love this idea for a Photo Bookmark from Nearly Craftsy! It’s so fun and quirky and also makes for a great personalized gift for grandparents.
10. Felt Bow Bookmark
These cute Felt Bow Bookmarks are great gifts for Teacher’s Day or even Mother’s Day. Hop onto Cutesy Crafts for the full tutorial to make these pretty bookmarks.
11. Ice Cream Bookmarks
These ice-cream bookmarks from Artsy Craftsy Mom are so adorable, you’ll be tempted to eat them! Don’t blame us if they bring on some serious cravings for ice cream!
12. Handprint Bookmarks
Let your child’s imagination blossom as they “grow” their own flower themed DIY Hand-print bookmarks that double as special keepsakes. The Darice Blog shows you how to make this fun and easy craft that’s also ideal for Mother’s Day or Teacher’s Day.
13. Animal Bookmarks
Your kids will never feel alone when they have these animal bookmarks hanging around. Perfect reading buddies, you can find out how to make them from Piikea Street.
14. Warli Tribal Art Bookmarks
Why not go traditional for a change? Check out Artsy Craftsy Mom’s tutorial on simple Warli tribal art inspired bookmarks. Warli is an ancient Indian art and looks great in miniature sizes – like on these bookmarks!
Don’t forget that the love of reading is something that you can start right from infancy – it’s never too early! Use every opportunity to read to your kids. Help your kids get into the swing of things with these awesome bookmark crafts and make this a great reading year!