What do you like to use to save your place in your current book?
Do you just grab a scrap of paper or do you prefer a cute bookmark?
At our house, we love a cute bookmark, like this simple panda bookmark craft. It’s so cute and so much fun!
Let’s grab a few supplies and get ready to create. You’ll have a new, fun bookmark to use in just a little bit of time.
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Supplies needed for your panda bookmark craft
How to make your panda bookmark
Start with drawing a circle for your head at the top of your piece of cardstock. If you want to use a template, a milk carton lid is about the right size.
Next draw two parallel lines coming down from your head, approximately 5 inches long. Make sure they are wide enough apart to give your bookmark some support, about 1-3/4 inches apart.
Join the two parallel lines with a straight line across the bottom.
Add two rounded ears at the top of your head.
Next, add your paws underneath the head. Make a simple u-shape.
Now, it’s time to add our facial features.
For your eyes, add two large ovals with smaller circles inside.
Add a small circle nose and a simple mouth.
After you’re satisfied with your drawing, trace all the lines with the black marker.
Use the marker to color in your paws, ears, nose, and larger ovals around your eyes.
Use the scissors to cut out your bookmark.
Finally, use your craft knife to cut around the paws. Leave your paws connected at the top so that you can slide it over your pages.
Note: I have this ceramic craft knife that I love to use. It’s easier to hold, stays sharper, and is much safer than a retractable craft knife. If you are ready to let your child use a tool like this, this is a great choice. If not, have an adult do this step.
Your panda bookmark is ready to save your place in your current book! Let’s get reading!
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