Glow Reading Bug Bookmark_My Little Bookcase

Okay, so we’re really having fun with this year’s Book Week theme, Books Light Up Our World! This is the project for you if you’re looking for a simple craft that’s beautifully bookish.

With a few simple supplies and some magical paint, you can create yourself a special Glow-in-the-Dark Reading Bug Bookmark.

What you need:

reading bug craft supplies_My Little Bookcase

  • Cardstock
  • Wooden clothes peg
  • Glow- in-the-dark paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

How to make a Glow-in-the-dark Reading Bug Bookmark

1. Cut some wings with the cardstock

2. Decorate the wings and peg with glow-in-the-dark paint.

REadng Bug wings and peg_My Little Bookcase
3. Once the paint has dried, the googly eyes can be attached to the peg and the peg can be secured to the wings using glue.

Three little reading bugs_ My Little Bookcase

4. When the glue has dried, your glow-bug will be ready to munch into a book and keep your place.

Reading Bug Bookmark_My Little Bookcase

5. Shine a little light on your reading bug bookmarks before turning out the lights and watch your beautiful reading bug glow over your book.

Glow-in-the-dark Reading Bug Bookmark_My Little Bookcase

Glow-in-the-dark Reading Bug Bookmark 2_My Little Bookcase

cammy's reading bug bookmark_My Little Bookcase


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  1. I love them! So easy and they look amazing in the dark. I’ve got to find some glow in the dark paint :)

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