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Here are some adorable Monster Bookmarks for your little monsters! With #backtoschool upon us what better way to start the school year off than to encourage kids to develop a love and thirst for reading that will last a lifetime? This cute and colourful Monster Bookmark Craft is the perfect way to bring fun and excitement to your children’s reading activities whatever their age.
This Monster Bookmark craft is soft, fluffy and adorable. Kids will love making their own monster mate to snuggle up with on every reading adventure, and when they’re done reading, their monster bookmark will hold their place ready for next time.
Made from colourful faux fur and felt this is such an easy no-sew craft. Each fluffy monster bookmark is unique and adorably quirky making them great as back to school gifts for friends and teachers too.
I think reading should always be monstrously good fun and never a chore! I decided to make some soft fluffy bookmarks with the kids that they could enjoy snuggling up with while they read and that would bring a real sense of fun to their reading time.
We headed to Boyes to find some fabric and picked out some fun, colourful and cuddly faux fur. They have such a great range it was tricky choosing just a few colours! My youngest is already keen to go back and buy some bumble bee stripes and ladybird spot fur too!
When we got home we grabbed the glue gun, some felt scraps and googly eyes and got busy crafting our cute monster bookmarks. It took just a few minutes to make each one and we adore how they came out!
Gather your little monsters and join in some snuggly reading fun too!
Supplies to make Monster Bookmarks
- Faux Fur
- Felt Scraps
- Low Temp Glue Gun
- Googly Eyes
How To Make A Monster Bookmark Craft
1 – Cut out a piece of faux fur fabric approximately 30cm by 20cm.
2 – With the fluffy side facing, glue all along one 30cm edge with your low temp glue gun. (Take care when glueing and use your judgement as to whether or not you want your children to use a glue gun. You might prefer the glueing to be adult only. Some guns make the glue hot enough to burn!)
3 – Fold the fur fabric in half lengthways and press the two cut edges together to make a tube. The glue should only take a minute to set.
4 – Turn your fabric tube fur side out and place the seam at the back. Cut out some feet shapes from your felt scraps and use the glue gun to fix them into place inside the bottom of your tube. Then glue the tube closed leaving the feet poking out.
5 – Cut out some scrap felt monster teeth and horns and glue them into place on the top of your fur tube.
6 – Finally bring your monster bookmark craft to life by glueing on some cheeky googly eyes and closing the top of the tube.
Isn’t this Monster Bookmark Craft the cutest! Perfect for back to school fun!
We just love how snuggly the monsters are and how adorable they look with their claws and cheeky smiles peeping out of the ends of books!
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