4 Fun Book Crafts for Kids

Looking for some fun craft projects to do with your child? Here are 4 book related craft projects for kids that you can do together.

paper hearts project#1. Make Hearts Strings

Dottieangel has this lovely project to make sets of strings with hearts cut out of pages of an old book.

As well as the book you will need scissors, sewing thread, wrapping paper and tape.

The instructions on the blog are nice and clear.

#2. Create Bookmarks and Tags

paper bookmarksWe really liked this cool idea from Vakuoli who takes old books and dictionaries salvaged from recycling and turns them into book marks and tags.

Once you have created one or two (or more!) templates out of cardboard you can then use the templates to draw around and cut out the old book pages to make different sized tags or bookmarks.

#3. Make Paper Pinwheels

paper pinwheelsThis is a nice project from Better Homes & Gardens to make Paper Pinwheels.  They were using them to put on top of cupcakes for a book-themed party.

You will need an old book, some pins, a pair of pliers and some sticks to pin your wheels onto.

GoogleEyedBookmarkStep10#4. Make Google Eyed Bookmarks

Try our Mykidstime project to make some Google Eyed Bookmarks!

You’ll need some coloured card or construction paper, some scissors, a ruler, some glue and a pen and pencil.

You could use craft googly eyes instead of drawing them but we liked the idea that each child could make their bookmark eye design individual.

Did you try one of these book-y projects?  Tell us how you got on in the comments below.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls


  1. These are great crafts! I wonder if I can ask you for some advice. Do you know of an Irish website where I might find more children’s crafts? If it were Irish crafts, that would be even better! Thank you.

    1. Jill Holtz says:

      Thanks Bubblegum.  We don't know of one offhand.  Were you looking for something in particular?  Our St Patrick's Day Crafts article might be of interest.