When The Avengers came out and was all the rage, I thought it would be fun to create something your kids could make. We all know how important reading is, so bookmarks with some of their favorite Avenger superheroes on them is just the ticket. That’s when I made these Avengers Bookmarks.
The Avengers have quite a few superheroes, these bookmarks include The Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man. Get creative and make more of The Avenger superheroes!
You will need these supplies
- Jumbo craft sticks – these are the big fat ones, not the popsicle sticks.
- Pattern – you can print this at the link down in the printable version.
- White paint pen – a paint pen is a lot easier to use, but you could certainly use white paint and a fine tip paintbrush.
- Black Sharpie – we like the fine tip or ultra fine tip.
- Black ballpoint pen – an ultra fine point sharpie would work too.
- Clear paintable sealer or Mod Podge – make sure you let these dry overnight before using!
- Paintbrushes – soft bristles work best.
Paint colors you will need
I used Craft Smart paint, which is great for kid’s crafts but it’s only available at Michael’s. The colors that I used are Bright Red, Gold, Grass Green, Purple, Bright Blue, Coral, White, Black. You can use any craft paint you like.
How to make Avengers Bookmarks
To get started, grab a few jumbo craft sticks and a pencil. You can freehand the characters, or use the pattern provided down in the printable instructions.
You’ll want to paint certain areas first on each superhero. For Iron Man, paint the gold sections, on The Hulk paint the green, and on Captain American paint the peach and the white section where the red & white stripes go.
After those have dried, paint the purple on The Hulk and the black for his hair. Paint the red stripes on Captain America, and paint the red section and the red helmet piece on Iron Man. Once Captain America’s stripes have dried, paint the blue areas.
Once all of that dries, use a white paint pen to add the following:
The Hulk – mouth and eyes
Iron Man – Unibeam (circle) and eyes
Captain America – Star, “A” on helmet and eyes
Use a black Sharpie to add The Hulk’s eyebrows and pupils. A ballpoint pen works well for the mouth outline and the teeth. A black Sharpie can be used to add Iron Man’s mouth and Captain America’s pupils.
Let everything dry well. Add a coat of paintable sealer or Mod Podge to give them a protective coating. Let dry overnight before using in a book.
More bookmark crafts
These Avengers Bookmarks aren’t the only bookmarks we’ve made around here! We have quite a few to get your kids ready for back to school. You can also check out more kids crafts and adult crafts we have available on the blog.
- Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks – We love how cute these bookmarks are, they look like pencils.
- Lightsaber Bookmarks – Okay Star Wars fans, these are the bookmarks for you!
- Punny Printable Corner Bookmarks – These printables are free and come with plenty of funny puns!
- Felt Monster Bookmarks – These adorable bookmarks are made with felt and hair clips to easily hold your child’s place.
- Monster Craft Stick Bookmarks – We can’t help it, we love making monster crafts around here! These craft stick monsters are no exception.
- Class Subject Bookmarks – These colorful bookmarks can be painted to match your child’s school folders, and are made to match with each of their school subjects.
Do you love the Avengers? Tell us your favorite superhero in the comments!
Avengers Bookmarks Craft for Kids
- 3 jumbo craft sticks
- White paint pen
- Black Sharpie
- Black ballpoint pen
- Clear paintable sealer or Mod Podge
- To get started, grab a few jumbo craft sticks and a pencil. You can freehand the characters, or use the pattern provided here.
- You’ll want to paint certain areas first on each superhero. For Iron Man, paint the gold sections, on The Hulk paint the green, and on Captain American paint the peach and the white section where the red & white stripes go.
- After those have dried, paint the purple on The Hulk and the black for his hair. Paint the red stripes on Captain America, and paint the red section and the red helmet piece on Iron Man. When the stripes on Captain America have dried, paint the blue areas.
- Once all of that dries, use a white paint pen to add the following:
- The Hulk – mouth, and eyes
- Iron Man – Unibeam (circle) and eyes
- Captain America – Star, “A” on helmet and eyes
- Use a black Sharpie to add The Hulk’s eyebrows and pupils. A ballpoint pen works well for the mouth outline and the teeth. A black Sharpie can be used to add Iron Man’s mouth and Captain America’s pupils.
- Let everything dry well. Add a coat of paintable sealer or Mod Podge to give them a protective coating. Let dry overnight before using in a book.
This post originally appeared here on Aug 21, 2016.
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Chef Mom to five says
Hey Amanda I just wanted to say thank you so much for this tutorial! I first saw this idea at my son’s elementary school literacy night but we couldn’t stay long so when I saw your blog I was over the moon happy. My son who loves Spiderman had to have his “Spidey” bookmark and now my four and two year old boys have to have Ironman and The Hulk (respectively) as well. Thank for such a well done tutorial and excellent pics of the process. We’ve been having a blast making different Superheroes!
Amanda Formaro says
So fun, glad you guys enjoyed making them! :)
Just drew the designs on my sticks. Going to attach ribbon to these and give to my husband as a father’s day gift from my toddler son. He’ll have so much fun painting them with me!
Amanda Formaro says
luiz fernando says
Thank you for a wonderful craft! I’m having a superhero birthday party and was in need of activities and goody bag fillers. This will cover both. Thanks again, Christina
Thought this was amazing! Had the best time making this for my best friend… who’s a girl! haha
What a great craft. I am going to save this one for when my daughter is older and my husband has convinced her comic books are cool.
Rafa Ribeiro says
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Kisses and hugs ♥
These are soooooooooooo cute. I am always looking for new crafts to share with the young children in my family.
Hope to see you visit hubpages sometime. I will be back to peek in again.
Danielle - craftplaylove.com says
I love these and can’t WAIT to do them and other variations! thanks for sharing with us !
real cute i make theese for my friends kids thay”ll love them thanks for sharing
Angie @ Big Bear's Wife says
haha I LOVE the captain America one!!!
My daughter’s boyfriend loves the Avengers! She’s looking forward to making these for him!
Kim @KimsKandyKreations.net says
Thanks for sharing such a fun, easy craft! I have pinned this to my superhero board for all my party followers. I just love great crafts that are fun crafts.
Lisa M says
Thanks for sharing this, I pinned it. My daughter will love this! She was Thor for Halloween. She’s only 5 so I don’t think she should see the movie but I can’t wait to go!
A girl and into comics?
I do believe your little one is going to break some nerd’s heart someday.
Geek girls are awesome, gender stereotypes are not.
I’m glad to know little girls like the bookmarks too. I was thinking what I would use for the little girls. I’ll have to make enough of these for any little girls who like them too. Thanks!
Amanda Formaro says
Yes, boys and girls alike!
Kristen S- Craft Gossip says
Hi Amanda! This is an awesome craft!! Just posted on CG!
Amanda another great project. I am always looking for things to make for my 11 yr old grandson. He will love this. Thanks!!