Super easy DIY monster bookmarks. We share a step by step tutorial to make colourful big nose monster bookmarks for your readers.
Mini is an avid reader. He devours books in no time and also reads before bed, so we decided to have a go at making some of our own bookmarks. We have seen the corner monster bookmarks everywhere and we wanted to try something different, so we decided to make Big Nose Monster Bookmarks, inspired by the “Wot no” Kilroy drawings I used to doodle as a youth!
Big Nose Monster Bookmarks
These Big Nose Monster Bookmarks are really simple to make and we had so much fun making and decorating them. I think they would be a perfect group activity for over the summer. We make ours with cardboard, but craft foam would also make really durable Big Nose Monster Bookmarks and you could use wool, ribbon or cord for hair instead of the pipe cleaners we used.
You could decorate your card with tape, sequins, buttons or pens, but we have left ours simple.
Watch the Video: How to make Big Nose Monster Bookmarks
Cardstock (we like bright card) – Uk Link/US Link or craft foam – UK Link/US Link
Pipe cleaners – UK Link/US Link
1/8th inch punch – UK Link/US Link
Googly Eyes – UK Link/US Link
Glue Dots – UK Link/US Link
How to make Big Nose Monster Bookmarks
Cut your cardstock to the size you want you bookmarks (ours were around 16cm by 7cm), but we did different sizes. We used our guillotine, but scissors are fine too.
Cut your nose into the bookmark We marked our nose in pencil and used the guillotine and a scalpel with a cutting mat to cut the nose, but you can use scissors again, depending on the age of your children.
Now comes the googly eyes and as these are monsters, then the wackier the better. We used a selection of sizes and stick them on with Bostik Glu dots.
Next for our Monsters hair. We punched a small hole out to thread the pipe cleaner though and secured it by twisting it.
You can then be a monster hairdresser and bend the pipe cleaners to make hair. We wrapped some round pencils to give our monsters curls and added more than one hole on some too.
And then you have a fan big nosed monster bookmark.
These bookmarks would be a great activity to do with a group of kids and both my boys have been using them for a week or so and love them!
These are cute! I could do with making some for Ruby, she’s forever losing her bookmark.
A great video Jen! And a really fun idea too – love them!
These look like a lot of fun to make, especially with the kids. Have bookmarked to do with my daughter soon. Thank you.
How cute are these! Great video too! x
What a fantastic idea. My 7 year old is a real bookworm at the moment and got several books on the go – he’s using all manner of things as a bookmark so these would be just perfect. Could even make them as teacher gifts.
Dylan is always asking me for a bookmakr, and we end up with just a till receipt or something in his books – I might give these a go with him over the summer holidays before he starts school
Oh my gosh they are fantastic – I really want one for my books! x
Do yours actually use bookmarks? We have loads admittedly not as fun as these (maybe that is the problem), but it’s me that always ends up putting them in as I hate seeing books spread open when not in use.
Both of my children are mini bookworms, but especially my daughter. This is definitely something for us to make (p.s. I am very impressed you have your own guillotine!)
And here I am using a Tesco receipt for my bookmark lol x
What a fun little craft idea. I bet it encourages reading too, once they’ve created their own?
OOh those are fab, and so simple – I think Syd would enjoy making them, even if he is a bit young to actually need a bookmark just yet!
these are actually really adorable , my girls would love to make these, so easy
Another post bookmarked for the holidays – they look great fun to make
How brilliant are these! I remember drawing the ‘wo no’s’ all over my school exercise books back in the day!
What a lovely little craft – simple yet effective. We are always losing out bookmarks, and now I know an easy way to make some more cute ones! Thanks for linking up to the parenting pin it party. Cheers, Helen
These are so cute – perfect for Summer reading!