This DIY bunny bookmark is incredibly cute, easy to put together and would be a fun addition to baskets. You could make several in different colors!
I am back with another paper craft activity! This is a paper bunny bookmark that you and your kids are going to love.
Have I mentioned my son is an avid reader? To the point he’s doing Battle of the Books at school, and his books aren’t the shorter chapter books that he could breeze through in an evening. He’s often reading more than one book at a time and bookmarks are often hard to find on his nightstand. We had limited him to 3 books on his table, but it’s quickly grown to stacks of books.
With some fun paper, scissors, a little glue and a couple of markers, you can make these bunny bookmarks. If you don’t want to get your kids involved, I think these would be a fun little item to add an Easter basket. I’m considering making some for my kids, using their favorite colors.
(Do all bunnies need to be white or brown? Nope! Sometimes they can be purple, pink or blue. Even green.)
What you need for these bunny hug bookmarks:
How to make your DIY bunny bookmarks:
Step one – Select a color paper for the bunny’s head, body, upper legs (arms) and select light pink colored paper for the belly and inner ear patterns. Trace and cut out the patterns carefully.
Step two – Stick the inner ear cutouts on the main ear parts attached to the head pattern. Attach the belly cutout near the top side of the body pattern.
Step three – Grab the upper leg (arm) cutouts and stick the on both sides of the body pattern, gluing them only along the open edge and keeping the rest of the pattern free from glue.
Step four – Attach the head pattern on the top side of the body pattern.
Step five – Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the papercraft bunny and use a red sharpie to draw 2 blush patterns on both cheeks of the papercraft bunny.
Step six – Slide a page under the arms of the papercraft bunny to use it as a bookmark.
At Christmas, my kids received engraved bookmarks in their stockings. My youngest is in Kindergarten and LOVES her bookmark. We really can’t get enough of them. She’s currently into the I Can Read books (Pinkalicious is one of our favorites) and while they are quick for me to read to her, I think she likes the feeling of having to save her place in a book with a bookmark.
Enter the DIY bunny bookmarks, and she can have as many placeholders in her books as she likes.
If you have a more advanced reader (my son is in 4th grade, but he reads at an upper middle school level), he highly recommends the Found series of books. This is one of the first advanced series he has asked for, so we happily obliged to keep his love of reading alive.
Looking for more Easter posts? Check these out:
- DIY Bunny Easter bags
- Easter basket ideas for young kids
- 10 ideas for Easter baskets for toddlers
- Easter basket ideas for toddlers (take 2)