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Here is a fantastic DIY monster bookmark craft for kids. This tutorial is complete with pictures, instructions, and a free printable template.
This craft is a great opportunity to mix art and literacy while encouraging kids to read. Making an origami corner bookmark is an easy craft idea for kids, and these monster bookmarks are super cute.
They’re perfect for allowing your kids to mark their spots in their favorite monster chapter books!
Monster Bookmark Craft
With just a few simple craft supplies, your students will be all set to create this fun origami corner bookmark!
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
To begin, select a color for your monster and choose a square paper of origami paper in that color. Turn the paper diagonally.
Fold the paper in half by bringing the top point downwards over the bottom point to create a triangular shape.
Now take one flap from the middle point of the triangle, and bring it upwards. Fold it there.
Now, bring the left and right point downwards, and fold it there.
Tuck both pointed sides into the top pocket we created in STEP 3.
Cut out the eyes for the monster using the templates. You can find the template at the bottom of this post.
Glue both eyes on the upper side of the bookmark.
Then again use the template to cut out the teeth of the monster.
Glue the teeth slightly inside the pocket. It will make it look neater.
Then, once again, use the template to cut out the tongue shape for the monster.
Glue the tongue inside the pocket behind the teeth we glued previously.
Finally, cut out the eyebrows, and glue them on the top of the eyes to finish off the monster bookmark.
>>Download the monster bookmark template here.<<
Fill your book basket with a great collection of monster books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Monster – Get ready to laugh as a young ninja heads into the closet to meet the monster that’s been so scary night after night! But what if things aren’t what they seem and our monster isn’t scary at all? What if our ninja hero is about to make a friend of strangest sort?
I Need My Monster – A unique monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers, this picture book relies on the power of humor over fear, appeals to a child’s love for creatures both alarming and absurd, and glorifies the scope of a child’s imagination.
There’s a Monster in Your Book – Tom Fletcher’s inviting interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That’s right! He’s out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. Uh-oh!!
Enhance Your Activity Time
The Little Monsters arts and crafts kits for kids introduces the timeless art of sewing and encourages imagination and creativity. Children feel so proud to complete each project. Creates friendship, bonding and hours of fun while learning a timeless skill
Creating is fun! This DIY Monster Paper Craft set is a perfect touch to many occasions – as a birthday party game, as a classroom crafts, as a card to send to your friends.
This Halloween, fill your book basket with this marvelous collection of monster books for preschoolers! Your kids will want to read them all month long.