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Friday, December 7, 2012

Busy Bee Bookmarker

 DIY Bookmark for Kids ages 3 and up

Making a simple animal bookmarker from readily available art materials can be fun. Here is a simple DIY BEE Bookmarker that you can do with your kids ages 3 and up.  

Here are the things that you will need:
  • Cardstock or construction paper (Yellow, black and light blue)
  • Pair of Scissors
  • Crafts Glue
  • Stick
Below are simple instructions and basic illustrations to serve as your guide in creating Busy Bee Bookmark.

Draw and Cut
  • Draw and Cut shapes that will make up the bee's body parts as shown in the illustration below.   
  • Cut the shapes according to your desired size, but make sure to make each size proportionate with the desired image size.
  • Paste the eyes and mouth to make up the face first, then paste the tips of the stings at the back of the head as shown in the illustration below:

  • Next, do the Bee's body by pasting the black stripes on the yellow oblong.
  • Attach the face of the bee on its body as shown in the illustration below.

  • Two by two, paste the tip of the blue oblong shapes on both sides of the bee as shown in the illustration below.

  • Next, paste the Popsicle stick at the back of the bee figure.
  • Then, put glue all over the backside of the figure, lay the figure flat on the yellow card stock and paste until dry.
  • Finally, trace/cut the figure on the side to remove the excess card stock.


This column is written by an EliteDresses.com staff member

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