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Dollar Store Monster Bookmark Craft

This DIY Dollar Store Monster Bookmark is a perfect kids craft activity that not only looks really fun to make but also helps to inspire kids to read more which for many parents is something they are trying to encourage their children to do more of.

DIY Bookmark craft made with dollar store items.

This kids craft is super easy to make and if you are into crafting with your kids then you most likely have the majority of these supplies at home but if not, don’t worry, there’s a reason I chose the Dollar Store for this Monster Bookmark Craft!

The great thing about this kids craft is that the craft supplies required usually get packed in assortments of colors and in decent quantities which means that you could have the kids make 3 or 4 of these Dollar Store Monster Bookmarks at a time, keeping them busy on those cooler, wet days when outdoor playing conditions are not ideal. 

Let them swap out their different monster bookmarks when they finish a book, setting a goal for them to keep up with their reading on a daily basis.

DIY Bookmark craft made with dollar store items.

Excited to start? Here is what you are going to need to make these larger-than-life DIY Dollar Store bookmarks.

*Please note: Even though this DIY craft calls for the use of a low-temperature glue gun, I always recommend parental supervision and assistance whenever children handle tools such as glue guns, especially the younger children.

Dollar Store Monster Bookmark Craft

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Total Time: Approx. 30 mins to 1 hour

Type: Kids Craft

Supplies Needed

  • Dollar Store Large Plain Craft Sticks – one for each bookmark
  • Dollar Store Pom Poms – Assorted Colors
  • Dollar Store Chenille Stems (otherwise known as Pipe Cleaners) – Assorted Colors
  • Dollar Store Wiggle Eyes – Assorted
  • Dollar Store Washable Markers – Assorted Colors
  • Glue Sticks

Tools Needed

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Low-Temperature Glue Gun

Directions:

  1. Prep an area in the house where you feel more comfortable with the kids getting creative and a bit messy. Placing an old towel down or mat on a tabletop surface will help prevent markers from staining your tables and from glue to get onto your furniture surfaces.
  2. Color all sides of the craft sticks with washable markers and set them aside to dry on a designed surface like a tray.
  3. Carefully insert a sharpened pencil into a large pom-pom to create a hole.  Place a small amount of low-temperature glue on the chenille stem and insert it into the pom-pom.
  4. Holding the pom-pom at the top of the craft stick, wrap the chenille stem around three times.  Clip the remaining length of the chenille stem with scissors and secure it with glue.
  5. Create the monsters by attaching the remaining chenille stems, wiggle eyes and smaller pom-poms with the glue gun.
  6. And you’re done! Now your kids can show off their new DIY crafts whenever they reach for their books.

Being a homeschooling family, we often do many read-aloud sessions. You can imagine then that having bookmarks readily available is really important for us. Yet these aren’t just your average bookmarks. These DIY Dollar Store Monster Bookmarks add a new level of excitement to my reading sessions with the children, making my role a whole lot easier and giving the kids something to look forward to each time.

DIY Bookmark craft made with dollar store items.

Whether you homeschool or not, your kids will love making these monster bookmarks and inspire them to read more often. So what are you waiting for?!

Dollar Store Monster Bookmark Craft

Dollar Store Monster Bookmark Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2.00

This DIY Dollar Store Monster Bookmark is a perfect kids craft activity that not only looks really fun to make but also helps to inspire kids to read more which for many parents is something they are trying to encourage their children to do more of.

Materials

  • Dollar Store Large Plain Craft Sticks – one for each bookmark
  • Dollar Store Pom Poms - Assorted Colors
  • Dollar Store Chenille Stems (otherwise known as Pipe Cleaners) - Assorted Colors
  • Dollar Store Wiggle Eyes - Assorted
  • Dollar Store Washable Markers - Assorted Colors
  • Glue Sticks

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Low-Temperature Glue Gun

Instructions

Prep an area in the house where you feel more comfortable with the kids getting creative and a bit messy. Placing an old towel down or mat on a tabletop surface will help prevent markers from staining your tables and from glue to get onto your furniture surfaces.

Color all sides of the craft sticks with washable markers and set them aside to dry on a designed surface like a tray.

Carefully insert a sharpened pencil into a large pom-pom to create a hole.  Place a small amount of low-temperature glue on the chenille stem and insert it into the pom-pom.

Holding the pom-pom at the top of the craft stick, wrap the chenille stem around three times.  Clip the remaining length of the chenille stem with scissors and secure it with glue.

Create the monsters by attaching the remaining chenille stems, wiggle eyes and smaller pom-poms with the glue gun.

And you’re done! Now your kids can show off their new DIY crafts whenever they reach for their books.




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