Several years back, while planning activities for an after-school program, I stumbled upon the brilliant idea of turning the corner of envelopes in to monster bookmarks. This was way before Pinterest and I unfortunately do not remember the the name of book were I first saw the idea.
Big Buddy has just started asking for stuff to help him keep his place in books, so I knew this was a craft he'd enjoy making. With Easter so close, though, I decided to have them make bunnies instead of monsters.
Our Supplies: yarn/string, googly eyes, small foam pieces, pink and white card-stock, white glue, scissors, envelope, and markers/pencils
Step 1: cut off corner of envelope.
Step 2: cut out ears from pink and white card-stock. Since my children are still young I drew the ears for them.
Step 3: glue smaller pink ears on to white ears.
Step 4: glue bottom of ears to back of the envelope corner.
Step 5: cut four even piece of string and crisscross them on bottom of the envelope corner for the bunnies whiskers
Step 6: put a small dap of glue on crisscross whiskers and cover with a foam square. If you don't have foam squares card-stock would also work.
Step 7: use glue to adhere goggly eyes.
Step 8: use markers/pencils to add a mouth, teeth, or cheeks.
Step 9: let everything dry and then stick your new bookmarks into your current reads.
|books we are currently enjoying: The Velveteen Rabbit and The Borrowers|
One of my favorite things about this craft is that the envelope corner is the the only necessary item. With a few supply changes and a bit of creativity you could create all sorts of animals/creatures. The mom, of the girl I babysit for, also pointed out to me that these work great as finger puppets.
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