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Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

How are your summer holidays going so far?

Fun? Chaotic? Manageable? A huge juggling act?

All of the above?

I, Rachel, love having my boys home from school, AND all of the resulting noise and mess (the sibling bickering, not so much), but yes, it's quite chaotic and the juggle/struggle can be a touch overwhelming at times. That said, we end most days with smiles (and ice cream) on our faces, if a little weary.

If you're slowly running out of cheap and cheerful entertainment ideas, I have a lovely craft for you to do with your children - or have them do themselves while you have a cup of tea.

GLTC make the nicest book storage carts with the cutest of characters on them, particularly Miss Cat, Mr Fox and Miss Bunny. So how about seeing those sweet little faces peering out of the top of books as bookmarks?

Fancy making them? Simply right click on the template/image below to save it.

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

Next, print it off - or multiple copies depending on how many bookmarks you want to make - and you're good to go.

MISS CAT, MR FOX & MISS BUNNY BOOKMARKS

I'm not the biggest fan of homework during the holidays. As long as the boys keep reading, making things, and asking questions, I'm happy. This is a craft that encourages all three.

There's cutting and sticking, both of which help to develop fine motor skills. There's an opportunity for discussion, learning about cats, foxes and rabbits. And at the end, the quirky bookmarks will hopefully have children reaching for their books.

 

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

 

There are two different ways of making the bookmarks. The first way is to cut out the animals, decorate them (think googly eyes, wool whiskers or hair, glitter on cheeks), and glue the heads to craft sticks.

 

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

 

They then slot easily inside of a book to keep the page.

 

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

 

Or, you could stick them on top of a length of card.

 

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

 

And make two folds so that the card sits inside the book and the head bobs over the cover.

 

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

 

Why not do both?

THE PERFECT BOOK NOOK

Get Crafty: Make Your Own Country Character Bookmarks

 

Can you see Miss Cat and Mr Fox peeking out from the new Greenaway white and natural skinny bookcase? They look quite at home, don't they?

If you make the bookmarks, don't forget to share them on social media using the #mygltc hashtag to be in with a chance of winning £100 to spend at Great Little Trading Co.


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