World Book Days is right around the corner and this is another fun occasion to dress up and talk about our favourite books. Toddlers are just learning about everything, and the best way to start the conversation is usually through play.
Bookmarks are little objects that help you mark the page you left off your reading, but also are meant to inspire you and motivate you. Having a cute bookmark will make you enjoy your reading more and will protect your books from damage as well. For toddlers, the use of a bookmark is still implying a lot of questions, but can also bring up a valuable lesson. As we love crafting, we are proposing to you 10 cute and fun ideas of bookmarks any toddler would love to make:
1. Toddler Art Bookmark
I don’t know about your toddler, but mine loves to play with coloured pencils and paints more than anything. She never misses a chance to show off her great talents of squiggling, and what best way to preserve this wonderful time of her life, than making a bookmark? I made some corners and wrote the message to give it shape, I laminated it to make more durable, put on a tassel and the cutest bookmark is in our collection now!
2. Cardboard Tube Stamped Bookmark
Recently we discovered the fun way of painting with cardboard tubes. When we worked on our Valentine’s trees, we tried on first the stamps on a piece of paper. I remember how excited Ari was, so I found the paper with our try-ons, I knew is would make the loveliest bookmark! I cropped the desired size, laminated it and put on a tassel and … here it is!
3. Stick It On Bookmark
It might be that I am wrong, but toddlers are a bit obsessed with stickers, and it sounds impossible for you not to have at home! We have all magazines and books and strips bought separately, but for sure we have to have some sticker lying around the house. These Disney themed came right on for this project and Ari was impressed how she can use stickers for a nice bookmark! If you have them as well, your toddler will be totally enjoying using them!
4. Washi Taped Bookmark
We love to use washi tape as it’s easy and it gives Ari the opportunity to exercise being precise and stick the tape line to line. We used it for Christmas crafts last year am made awesome decorations for our tree, and we knew that it would make a great bookmark too. Ari wanted it rounded at the edges and small, and I think it’s great! The tassel makes it easier to find as well, and we love it!
5. Pressed Plants Bookmark
Remember our post about how to book press plants? Ever since last autumn, we used these cute pressed flowers and leaves to all kind of crafts, so why not try to make a bookmark as well? This one is the biggest we have, for bigger books, and it connects us with nature as well. Ari chose the plants, but I laminated them, for safety reasons. Naturally beautiful!
6. Fruit Painting Bookmark
From our numerously painting sessions, Ari wanted to have a bookmark with this orange painting as she says she looove it! The pom pom adds a bit of mystery and excitement for any toddler making the decisions. There are more ideas of fun ways to use fruits and veggies to create art here if you’d like to check it out.
7. Handprint Flower Bookmark
A great gift for Mother’s Day or even Teacher Appreciation Day are these personalised handprint bookmarks. Toddlers love to have their handprints drawn and to make crafts with them and this helps them as well boost their imagination and self love. And what person will not appreciate a personal touch on a gift like this? This makes a great keepsake as well!
8. 3D Flower Bookmark
Tulips are one of the first flowers blooming in spring and are so delicate and gorgeous and often associated with perfection. This tulip made in 3D makes a perfect spring bookmark that will bring your smile on your face every time you will see it. Let’s not even mention the “wow” factor brought to the crafting table when Ari discovered that it was so easy to make it!
9. Recycled Magazine Bookmark
I don’t know about your children, but Arianna is whether very careful with her books and magazines, or very destructive. Her magazines are so educational and she loves them, but she loses interest quick in them (thank God she is more careful with her books though), so often I have to throw some of these away. Before I do it though, I always search for pictures I make need for other projects, and if I find anything reusable, I crop it and save it. This reading Olaf was just perfect for a bookmark! I hope this technique will teach Ari to be more careful and to learn that sometimes
10. Tissue Paper Carrot Bookmark
Glue tissue paper to a cardboard in a triangle shape, laminate it and put on a pom pom, and you have the easiest, amazing carrot bookmark. We’ve been told it looks … delicious! This bookmark is easy to make and great for Easter activities.
In preparation for World Book Day we discussed about books and favourite characters, happy endings and invented our own stories while working on these bookmarks. This is the first year we took this seriously, and we will detail our activities in our next post!
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