We are on our last diy holiday bookmark- Santa!
Cut out the pieces seen above! You will be using tan, white, yellow, black, and red crafting paper. Remember- free handing each shape gives each bookmark it’s unique character! (Tip: use a hole puncher to get those smaller circles).
Step 1: Glue the tan pience to the top of your white bookmark.
Step 2: Glue the large red piece to the bottom of your white bookmark.
Step 3: The face! Use the red half circle for the smile, the small red circle for his nose, and the medium white circles with the small black circles to make the eyes.
Step 4: The hat! Glue the long white piece to the top of the bookmark. Glue the red piece the back of the bookmark. Add the large white circle to the top.
Step 4: Add three small black circles to create the buttons
Step 5. The belt! Glue down the black rectangle. Next, glue the yellow square on top. Lastly, the black square on top of the yellow square.
Yay! You’ve created a santa bookmark!
So far this week we have made a Snowman and North Pole bookmarks! Today we’re all about santa’s helpers- Elves!
Cut out the pieces seen above! You will be using white, tan, black, yellow, green, and red crafting paper. Remember- free handing each shape gives each bookmark it’s unique character! (Tip: use a hole puncher to get those smaller circles).
Step 1: Glue the tan cutout to the top of your white bookmark background.
Step 2: Glue the green cutout to the bottom of your white bookmark background.
Step 3: The face! Use the two white circles with the small black circles on top to create the eyes. Glue two small red circles for the blushing cheeks. Next, glue the black half circle to create the smile.
Step 4: The hat! Glue the white stipe to the top of the bookmark. On the back of the bookmark, glue the green triangle. Lastly, add the yellow circle onto the top of the green triangle.
Step 5: The belt! Glue the black rectangle on the green paper. Next, glue the green square down, and layer the black square on top.
And there you have your very own Elf bookmark! How cute is that!
Be sure to check out our DIY Snowman and North Pole bookmarks! Happy reading!
Yesterday we posted how to make a Snowman Bookmark. Here’s another really simple bookmark that still has a very strong holiday theme- the North Pole!
Cut out these pieces as seen in the photo above. (Thats white, red, green, and tan craft paper.)
Step 1: Cut a curve at the top of your white rectangle.
Step 2: Glue on the red stripes. Cut the extra red paper off that is sticking off of the edge, as seen above.
Step 3: Glue the tan sign on top of the red stripes.
Step 4: Glue the green rectangle onto the tan sign, and place the green triangle at the edge of the green rectangle to create an arrow.
Step 5: Write “North Pole, ___ Miles”
And there you go! A cute North Pole Bookmark for all your holiday reading!
Whether it’s while reading one of our gift books or your favorite holiday book, it’s always fun to add a little bit more of the holidays to reading time. Follow the simple steps below to make a fun little snowman bookmark!
What you need: Scissors, craft paper, glue, and a hole puncher.
Cut out the craft paper pieces, as seen above. We used a hole puncher to get those smaller circles. Don’t worry about your cutouts being perfect- your snowman will have a lot more individual and unique character if it isn’t.
Step 1: The hat! Glue the long rectangle to the top of your blank white bookmark cutout. Next, attach the black square (top of the hat) to the back of the bookmark.
Step 2: The snowman’s face! To create the eyes, add the two larger black circles, and then the small white circles on top. Glue on the orange triangle for the nose. Lastly, add the six small black circles for the smile.
Step 3: The scarf! Glue the two red rectangles (as seen above). To add a bit of character and flair to your scarf, cut little slits on one side of each rectangle.
Step 4: The buttons! Glue three medium black circles from the bottom of the scarf to the bottom of your bookmark.
We’re posting holiday bookmarks all this week! A DIY elf, Santa, and North Pole bookmark are on their way!
We’re excited to announce that our next children’s gift book, out in 2015, is SUPERHERO themed! Till then, expect to see a lot of superhero themed crafts pop up on the blog like this DIY Lightning Bolt Mobile!
What you need: Scissors, string, marker, wooden stick, and a gold glitter foam sheet.Free hand or trace lightning bolts to the back of your gold glitter foam sheet. Remember to draw the mirror image of the lightning bolts. (See image above.)Cut each lightening bolt out. Create a small hole about a centimeter from the top of each lightening bolt. Thread string though the hole, and knot. You can create a backside of the lightening bolts by cutting out a second sheet, and sticking the backs of the bolts together. Arrange the lightning bolts however you prefer, and tie the other side of the string to the wooden stick.
Hang your glittery gold lightning bolt mobile wherever that little superhero in your life can be inspired. We’ll have more info about our Superhero themed gift-book for you soon! Check back for more superhero themed crafts!
Happy Tuesday from the Giggling Caravan Team!