Saturday, May 28, 2011

Monster Bookmarks

I found a tutorial not too long ago about making monster corner bookmarks. I loved the idea and was excited to share it with my cooperating teacher. We thought this would be a great project for the 1st and 2nd graders. She informed me that these students have a reading program for the summer where they get points for so many books/pages read. I started this project with the 2nd graders yesterday and they LOVE them. "It looks like they're eating the book!" -One of my many clever students. :)

I had a station with all of the supplies needed. (Picture to come) The students used a tracer for the body with their choice of 6 different colors, strip to make the eyeballs, irises (6 colors choices again), and teeth.  

For the dimensions of the tracer, you can look to the tutorial I found (link found above). I am just showing you the materials that I had set out for the students. They used the strips to cut their own circles for the eyeballs and irises. Then they cut triangles half way through on the smaller white strip to make the teeth. 

I had so much fun with these, I can't stop making them. Thank goodness for "Stumble Upon". 


  1. What a cute idea for a quick craft and a summer reading incentive!

  2. And a new follower here, because the 'Mini Matisse' website told us to take a look.

    I think a new great art teacher is born here!

    Wish you all the luck and I'm looking forward to new stuff from you!

    Ilse at