This fun and simple bookmark came out of inspiration from Kari at UCreate and Becky at I Show Off Crafts. We all attended the CBC conference a few weeks back and got to talking about how people come up with creative ideas. It can simply come from naming 2 supplies like googley eyes and pipe cleaners. Then Becky said how about a bookmark, so this Monster Bookmark idea was born. This would be a great gift for Dad for Father’s Day, along with one of our favorite books, What Dad’s Can’t Do by Douglas Wood.
Supplies for a Monster Bookmark:
- pipe cleaners
- googley eyes
- cardstock paper
- glue (I love glue dots for this)
- hole punch
- scissors or paper cutting tool
Cut out a 3 inch x 5 1/2 inch rectangle out of cardstock paper. You’ll need to cut out the nose. You can use a razor blade, scissors, or a paper cutting tool. I made 2 slices down the middle. Then finished off the rounded nose using my scissors. Don’t go all the way through, keep the nose flapping in the center.
Using a couple of glue dots, glue the googley eyes onto the top of the cut out nose. Then punch a hole at the top of the bookmark. Add a pipe cleaner through and twist it together. You can then bend or curl the top of the pipe cleaner to give it a silly look.
Now it’s ready for a book to mark. If this is a gift for Father’s day, you can write a special note on the front or back of the bookmark, or even add stickers or ribbon to give it some flare.