A. How To Make DIY Monster Bookmarks
Make children’s reading even more fun by creating some of these DIY monster markers. These cute and colorful monsters are super easy to create for kids of all ages, especially with our handy template. With so many fun and creative ways for kids to design their own unique monsters, they won’t want to stop with just one marker. Before you know it, they have a whole collection of colorful monsters. These monster markers would also make great Halloween decorations for kids. Do them at a Halloween party or with friends on a play date.
1. How to make DIY monster markers
a. Supplies needed to make a monster token
- Bookmark template
- Colored cardboard
- Eyes goggle (we love those goggle eyes on Halloween!)
- Glue dots
- Punch (optional)
- Glue stick
b. Instructions for Making DIY Favorites
Step 1: First, download the favorite template and print it on colored cardstock. You can also use scrapbook or origami paper to give your monster a patterned texture.
Step 2: Using a pencil, outline the shape of your monster’s big nose and draw it on the model. Then cut off the monster’s marker and nose.
Step 3: Place a dot of glue on the back and top of the large nose. Then place it on the bookmark.
Step 4: Glue the goggle eyes to your monster token. Get creative by mixing different eye sizes, one big eye or maybe even three eyes.
Step 5: Use a marker to draw a mouth on your monster. Then add extra details to your monster with additional cardstock and markers. Some ideas are to add teeth around the monster’s mouth and color the eyebrows.
You can also cut strips of paper and add strips to the bottom of your monster. Or use an awl to form small circles and glue them to your marker to create points on your monster.
2. Your big nose monster marker is ready
To use your new bookmark, just slide your nose in front of the page you want to save. The wide eyes that protrude from the big nose will help you find your place in the book easily.
3. More fun to play with children’s books
This funny faces flip book activity is a great boredom activity that is so much fun not just for kids, but for all ages! Do this witchcraft in the newspaper after reading one of your favorite Halloween books featuring a sorcerer character. This bird pop-up vehicle is great for preschool children who learn about birds in the spring. There’s nothing prettier than this Red Ted Art ballerina chant marker. Be sure to check out their new book of plain paper projects we’ve mapped with our monstrous favorites. It is wonderful!