Easy Craft for Boys - Seriously Simple Minecraft Creeper Bookmarks

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How to Make Easy Minecraft Creeper Bookmarks with Kids

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Easy Minecraft booksmarks to make with kids. Katherine Lee

If you have some green paper and black paper, you can make these seriously simple Minecraft bookmarks in minutes with your child. (And if you have a school-age child, you know how popular Minecraft is with kids this age.) These bookmarks can be a great tool to get kids reading, or they can make great party favors at your next kids' party. And they're so easy to make, they are a terrific craft for boys or for girls (they're crazy about Minecraft, too!).

And if you have any green and black or brown washi tape, you can make another version of this that has a few more steps but is very durable. (Washi tape, the decorate Japanese masking tape that's so useful for kids' crafts[link] and decorating just about anything, makes the bookmarks so durable, they'll survive tumbles in your child's school backpack and look new after months of use. Let's get started!

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Assemble the materials to make the bookmarks.

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Get materials to make the Minecraft bookmarks. Katherine Lee

To begin, gather the materials you'll need to make these Minecraft bookmarks.

  • green paper and black paper (text weight) 
  • glue dots or glue
  • ruler
  • pencil

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Cut out shapes to make the face.

crafts for boys - cut out paper to make the Minecraft bookmark
Cut out paper to make the Minecraft creeper bookmark. Katherine Lee

Ready to get your creeper face on? Cut your green paper to the size you want for a bookmark (these are 8 1/2" x 2").

Then, get some black paper and cut out squares and rectangles to make the creeper face. For this size bookmark, the eyes are squares about 1/2" x 1/2" and the rectangle for the mouth is 1" x 1/2" (See photo.) The nose and bottom small parts of the mouth are cut to fit. 

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Finished! Minecraft creeper bookmarks, ready to save pages.

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Your bookmarks will look like this. Katherine Lee

Here are two examples of Minecraft creeper bookmarks that are done, and ready for kids to use in their books.

If you have washi tape and want to try a slightly more durable version (which is also pretty easy to make), read on. 

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To make a washi tape version, get these materials.

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Materials to make washi tape Minecraft bookmarks. Katherine Lee

If you have a cutting mat and some washi tape, you can make a washi tape Minecraft creeper bookmark. Here' what you'll need:

  • cutting mat
  • ruler (sturdy enough to use with a craft knife)
  • craft knife (NOTE: Do not let kids use craft knives; all cutting should be done by adults.)
  • cardboard, with white paper to cover
  • green washi tape, black or dark brown washi tape

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Put green washi tape around the cardboard.

Start wrapping green washi tape around the bookmark. If your cardboard isn't white, cut two strips of white paper for the front and back before securing the green tape around it. (Washi tape is somewhat see-through, so you'll get better results with a white surface.)

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Cut out shapes for the face.

crafts for boys - cut out shapes for the Minecraft creeper face.
Cut out shapes to make the Minecraft creeper face. Katherine Lee

Cut out shapes for the face. (If using a craft knife, make sure only an adult handles the knife.)

Let kids put the creeper face on the bookmark. 

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Ready to read! Finished Minecraft bookmarks.

crafts for boys - Minecraft creeper bookmarks with washi tape
Finished washi tape Minecraft bookmarks. Katherine Lee

Now your child is ready to use his bookmarks to read lots of books! In just a few easy steps, you can make these Minecraft bookmarks that are not only fun to create, but will be useful for many books to come.

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