3-D Bookmarks


Submitted by: Lisa Lathrop

3-D Bookmarks are a big hit!


  • To encourage reading by having children create a handcrafted bookmark of their own

Before You Start:
Cut foam sheets into manageably sized pieces. Have glue, scissors, jumbo craft sticks and markers ready. Also, have special items available like sequins, pipe cleaners, pom-poms, feathers, wiggly eyes, buttons, etc. for decorations!

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Start by giving each child a jumbo craft stick.

Step 2.
Have the children use the foam pieces to create shapes of bugs, butterflies or anything else they imagine.

Step 3.
Glue the foam shapes to the jumbo craft sticks (front or back).

Step 4.
Add details by drawing designs on the foam using pipe cleaners for antennae.

Step 5.
Glue on wiggly eyes and add feathers for added fun!

Bookmarks are fun and easy for class projects and also make great gifts. Incorporate this activity into a literacy lesson. Have children choose a book they would like to read (or have read to them). Children can use their bookmarks to mark a favorite page in the book.

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