If you ask me, popsicle sticks are one of the absolute best things to use when it comes to crafting with my kids. There are just so many different things you can turn them into! Lately, I’ve been on the lookout for book related crafts because my kids are finally getting to an age where they’re starting to read novels independently, so they actually need things like bookmarks! That’s how I found myself teaching them how to turn a simple popsicle stick into an adorable flower shaped bookmark. I liked the finished product so much that I decided to make another one any lay all the steps out so other people can learn how to make them nice and easily as well.
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d prefer to follow along with a video tutorial rather than written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find exactly what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A popsicle stick
- Red cardboard
- Yellow paper
- A glue stick
- Ribbons (white and floral)
Gather your materials!
With your yellow paper turned landscape, draw a line from the top to the bottom about an inch in from the right hand edge. Then draw an inch wide circle and several inch-tall petal shapes with straight bottom edges and tops shaped like a hearts. Cut out these red shapes and your yellow strips. I cut about eight petals in total.
Turn your yellow strip so it is longer horizontally and fold it in half, so it’s only half as tall as it was before. Along the full length of your yellow strip on the creased side, make small cuts from the bottom edge upwards, only about a quarter of the way towards the top where the edges meet. This creates a sort of fringed effect.