This DIY monster bookmark craft uses popsicle sticks and pom poms to make adorable monster puppets that double as bookmarks.
My kids are just getting into the ages where they appreciate chapter books, and will read them throughout the week. This means we need bookmarks and more bookmarks! We have a collection of printable bookmarks for various occasions and seasons on this site, and this fun DIY bookmark craft is easy to make.
Monster DIY Bookmark Craft
This is a cute little dollar store craft that uses basic craft materials to make a cute little monster. Don’t let the DIY bookmark craft phrase fool you though, these could also make fun little puppets for younger kids as well!
My older two use these as bookmarks for their chapter books, and my 4 year old likes to put on shows with his monsters. This is a great craft for a variety of ages, and uses simple craft cabinet materials.
What you need to make the DIY Bookmark Craft
- Large Craft Sticks – one for each bookmark
- Pom Poms – assorted
- Chenille Stems – assorted
- Wiggle Eyes – assorted
- Washable Markers – assorted
- Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
How to make the DIY bookmark craft
Color all sides of craft sticks with washable markers and set aside to dry.
Carefully insert a sharpened pencil into large pom pom to create a hole. Place a small amount of low temp glue on a chenille stem and insert it into the pom pom.
Holding the pom pom at the top of craft stick, wrap the chenille stem around three times. Cut the remaining length of chenille stem with scissors and secure with glue. By attaching the pom pom monster head this way, the monster will wiggle around like a bobble head, a little bonus that kids love.
Create monsters by attaching the remaining chenille stems, wiggle eyes and smaller pom poms with the glue gun.
Let the kiddos create their own monster bookmarks to encourage reading! Get creative with the way you add eyeballs and chenille stems to your pom pom monster. What fun!
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