Μaria Chatzi, author of the ebook «Ο magikos kirios Kolotoumpas grafei istories», shares with us step-by-step instructions to create our own Easter bookmark!
What about the materials?
- a piece of yellow craft paper (14cm x 7cm)
- a small square piece of orange paper (1cm x 1cm)
- 2 small square pieces of white paper (2,5cm x 2,5cm each)
- a small piece of narrow ribbon, 5cm long, color: pink or light blue
- a black marker
1. Use your pencil to draw two separate quarters of a circle on the yellow craft paper.
2. On one of these circle quarters draw flaps on both sides, as shown in picture 1. This is going to be the front side of your bookmark. Cut off all flap points. And then, cut out the two circle quarters with your scissors.
3. Place them one on top of the other. The one with the flaps should be at the bottom. Fold the flaps upwards, as shown in picture 2.
4. Then glue the flaps onto this second circle quarter. This is the back side of your bookmark.
5. Now turn your bookmark over, on its front side. Rotate the little orange square piece of paper, so that it looks like a beak and glue it. Use your black marker to draw the beak line.
6. Fold the ribbon in half, glue it on the top of your bookmark (its corner) and use your scissors to make the ribbon’s ends pointed.
7. With the black marker again, draw the bird’s eyes - you could add eyelashes if you like.
For steps 5, 6 and 7 look at picture 3.
8. To continue, use your pencil to draw two identical bird wings on the two little square white pieces of paper (you could draw one first, cut it out and use it as a template for the second one). Cut out the bird wings. Glue them on the back side of your bookmark, one on the left and one on the right, as shown in picture 4.
The glue on one side of your bookmark has to dry completely before turning the bookmark over to continue on the other side.
Your Easter birdie is ready to decorate a corner of your book’s pages (Picture 5).
Maria Chatzi has graduated from the department of English Language and Literature of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has worked as a teacher of English. She is also a self-taught artist, she designs crafts for kids and adults, jewelry and other home décor items. She’s been a creativity enthusiast for over fifteen years now. She writes articles and activities on Creative Writing and Craft projects, offline and online.
She spends a great deal of her time volunteering for public libraries in
where she offers creative courses, mainly creative writing and crafts for kids.
She also teaches jewelry making and various techniques for crafting with
recycled materials. Thessaloniki
Both her contribution to public libraries and the publication of this mini ebook, with a Creative Commons License, are an offer of free services for the common good in the local community and an effort to promote Creativity.