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DIY Bookmark

This simple craft will make you want to keep reading, with just a few supplies, you can make your own bookmark at home! This is best for kids starting school and has books to read ( or if you like to read outside of school! ). When reading your favorite book or just reading for school, use the bookmark, so you don’t forget where you left off. This will benefit any reader that is looking for the perfect bookmark!


What You Will Need:

- Popsicle Sticks

- Markers or Colored Pencils

- Fun Tape ( tape with fun designs on it! )

* scissors may be helpful! *


Popsicle Stick #1 Directions:





Step One: The first thing you are going to want to do is set out all your supplies. All you are going to need is a popsicle stick and some markers ( or colored pencils, if you prefer! )





Step Two: Now that you have everything you need, let’s start drawing! Take your marker or colored pencil and start drawing at the top of the popsicle stick. You want to start at the top because you want as much room as you can to draw. Drawdown

the popsicle stick until you are finished.

I decided to draw flowers, but you can draw

whatever you like!



Step Three: I drew all my flowers until I got to the very end of the popsicle stick, but when I looked at it, it still looked very empty, so I decided to draw some trees on there as well! Where there was an empty space, I took my colored pencils and began to draw some trees. If your popsicle stick looks a little empty as well, draw some more on! But if you like it the way it is, keep it!



Popsicle Stick #2 Directions:






Step One: The next popsicle stick bookmark requires a few more supplies. For this bookmark, you are going to need some fun tape and scissors.





Step Two: After you have set out your supplies and picked out the tape you want to use, cut off a little piece of the tape. You don’t need too much, a little goes a long way! You just need enough to wrap the tape around the popsicle. This will look different for everyone, and depending on if you have a bigger popsicle stick or a smaller one.

* Ask a parent or grown-up, if you need help with scissors!*




Step Three: After cutting the tape, take one of the end pieces on it and stick it on the top of the popsicle stick. Some of it is going to stick out, so it looks like a flag, which is okay! After that, wrap the remainder of the tape around the popsicle stick.







Step Four: If you have a couple of fun designs with tape, use those! Repeat the steps above for that! I just went to the middle of the popsicle stick, but if you want more tape than that, that’s perfect!





Popsicle Stick #3 Directions:





Step One: This popsicle stick, I am going to show you how to make a popsicle stick that looks like a person! For this popsicle stick, you are going to need tape and colored pencils and/or markers.







Step Two: The first thing you want to do is draw a smiling face at the top of the popsicle stick. I added some hair on mine as well! To do this, draw a circle at the top of your popsicle stick, and on the sides of the circle, draw some lines going down ( this will act as the hair! )






Step Three: The next thing is to put tape on the stick, so it looks like your popsicle stick has a shirt! Right below where you drew your smiley face, put tape there, so it looks like the smiley face has a shirt on. You don’t need too much tape for this step, a little goes a long way!





Step Four: With your marker, you are going to want to draw on your tape. From the top of the tape, draw two upside triangles. Make sure they are not too close, and little space in between them is necessary. In between the two triangles, draw some circles down the middle of the tape. This will act as the buttons on the shirt and the neckline of the shirt.




Finished Products

Once you have finished your awesome popsicle sticks, grab your favorite book and put it where you left off. Now when you go back to school, you can show all your friends what an awesome bookmark you have, that you made!


 
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