By now, your kids have probably been in school for almost a week. I think getting back into the school routine is probably the hardest thing for me and my kids. One thing I try and do with them is a daily craft (it seems time-consuming to plan but it really isn’t.) Most times I let my kids browse around Pinterest and come up with crafts to make.
Today, they decided that they wanted to make a craft for their new teachers. So sweet eh!? Anyway, they chose to make Bookworm pencil holders. Even I got one! It was pretty exciting. Anyway, since my kids had so much fun making these, I thought it’d be fun to share this craft for everyone!
- Paper roll
- Paint brush
- Construction paper
- Pipe cleaner
- Black marker
Steps to Complete…
- Paint your paper roll with your paint. You may need more than one coat, depending on the thickness of your paint. Set it aside to dry.
- Get a piece of white paper and fold it in two. Cut a circle out of the paper, leaving a small section uncut so the two circles stay attached. Draw two black pupils in the center of each.
- Pick a pipe cleaner. Cut out one long length and two short lengths. Make the long length into a figure 8, then attach the two shorter lengths to either side of the “8”.
- Grab a piece of paper Cut out two hand shapes. Make sure these shapes are proportional to the size of your paper roll.
- With more construction paper you are now going to make the book for your bookworm. Cut out a rectangle for the cover (in the colour of your choice), cut out two smaller rectangles from white paper for the pages of your book.
- Glue these all together at the folds of the papers. Be sure the coloured paper is on the outside and the paper inside.
- Grab your two hands we cut in step 4, glue one hand on each side of the book. Set this aside to dry.
- Now, once your paper roll is dry, glue on the eyes you made in step 2. Underneath the eyes, use your black marker to draw a mouth and a tiny nose.
- Glue your arms to each side of the paper roll, below your eyes. Glue your pipe cleaner eyeglasses to each side of the eyes.