These craft stick pencil bookmarks are a great back to school craft. They are easy enough for kids to help with, or for you to create on your own.
Age Group: Kids Crafts
Author: Amanda Formaro
Jumbo craft stick
Acrylic craft paint: yellowpink, peach, silver, and black
Fine point black permanent marker
Paint each craft stick with yellow paint and allow them to dry.
Paint about an inch or so of one end with pink paint.
Leaving about ¾ of an inch of the pink paint visible, paint a stripe of silver over the bottom of the pink.
In the same fashion as the pink, paint the other end of the craft stick with peach paint. When dry, use scissors to cut the end into a point. You can skip this step if you are concerned about the pointy tip with younger children, or you can round the tip with the scissors.
Paint the end of the tip black for the pencil lead.
Use a black marker to write whatever you like on the bookmarks. Some suggestions include the class subject (Science, Math, etc), the child’s name or for a more generic approach you can use “No. 2” and give them as back to school gifts!
When everything is dry, apply a coat of acrylic sealer to your bookmarks.
Each craft stick will need to be painted on both sides. Allow one side to dry before turning over and painting the other side.
A fun variation for younger children would be to create crayon bookmarks instead of pencils! Have fun!
This project for Craft Stick Pencil Bookmarks was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/craft-stick-pencil-bookmarks/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.