Easy DIY Snail Bookmark Craft

This easy DIY snail bookmark is perfect for marking your spot in your favorite book! Grab the template and start creating your very own snail bookmark.

DIY Snail bookmark craft template and final with a yellow border

DIY Snail Bookmark Craft

This easy DIY snail bookmark is perfect for kids of all ages who need to mark their spot in their favorite book! Grab the template and start creating your very own snail bookmark. Kids will love creating this fun bookmark for their next craft project! Not only is it fun to make, but kids will enjoy using it over and over again as they mark their page as they go on their very own reading adventure.

With this snail bookmark template, you can attach it to cards, popsicle sticks, or whatever you want to help mark your page in your book.

For more bookmark crafts, be sure to check out our Papercraft Flamingo Bookmarks, Elf Bookmark, and our DIY Mermaid Tail Bookmark.

Supplies

  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Printable Template

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How to Make DIY Snail Bookmark craft

  • Select different colored papers for the snail pattern.
  • You will also need to select a cardstock paper to make the bookmark base. The template includes the shell, body base, belly, blush, and shell patterns (thin stripes. Trace and cut out the snail patterns from the selected craft papers.
Snail cut out for bookmark
  • Glue the belly cutout near the bottom-front side of the body base cutout.
  • Glue the shell patterns on the shell cutout, matching their narrow ends with the shell’s border curves.
  • Glue the blush cutouts on the head part of the body base or, you can also use a pink highlighter if the circles are too difficult to cut out. Cut off extra parts of the attached shell patterns to align them with the shell’s base.
  • Use a sharpie to draw the face of the papercraft snail figure.
  • Glue the shell pattern with the body pattern, keeping the body to the front.
  • Apply glue on the backside of the papercraft snail pattern but keep 1 cm part along the bottom side free from glue. Have the bookmark base (rectangle-shaped paper) ready.
  • Attach the glued part of the papercraft snail on the bookmark base, on any one side. The 1 cm intact part along the bottom side of the snail can be used to slide a page under it (between the bookmark base and the snail pattern).

Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • Change this snail bookmark up a bit by attaching it to a popsicle stick, so it is to keep in your book.
  • Add googly eyes. Kids love googly eyes, so rather than drawing on the eyes, attach googly eyes instead.
  • Add some glitter to the bookmark for even more glitz and glam!

More Ideas to Consider

If your kids love animals, introduce them to these fun animal charade cards! They can act out and pretend to be their favorite animal to see if their team can guess it! or give these animal trivia cards a try! See how much they know about the animals around us. If you want to have your kids practice their writing skills, these animal alphabet tracing sheets are just what you need! Use these again and again. You can even laminate them for added durability!

Recently my kids have been on such a reading kick. We have been reading for 30 minutes each night. I read with my non-readers, and all my readers read on their own. After making these bookmarks consider adding some age-appropriate books to your reading library. Some of our favorite book series this year have been:

  • Mercy Watson– This is all about a pig named Mercy Watson, but Mercy is not just a pig, but a “porcine wonder,” according to Mr. and Mrs. Watson, and her favorite thing in the entire world, well, butter toast, of course! Go on an adventure in this six-book series as Mercy finds herself on some very fun adventures. Once they finish these, they will want to continue with their favorite characters from the books and read the Adventures of Deckawoo Drive.
  • Bink and Gollie is a three-book series for the beginner reader in your home. Both my son and daughter loved reading about Bink and Gollie. One is short, and one is tall as Bink just wants peanut butter, and Gollie lives for Gollie’s pancakes. It’s all about two best friends as they explore together.
  • If your kids love solving a mystery, let them solve the case with Wallace in Grace. Wallace and Grace are two owls that help their friends solve the mystery! In Wallace and Grace Take the Case they help their friend Edgar the bunny figure out if the spooky thing in the garden is really a ghost! There are three books in this series currently and my kids are hoping more are added very soon!

Snail Bookmark Craft

Snail Bookmark Craft

This easy DIY snail bookmark is perfect for marking your spot in your favorite book! Grab the template and start creating your very own snail bookmark.

Materials

  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

Select different colored papers for the snail pattern.

You will also need to select a cardstock paper to make the bookmark base. The template includes shell, body base, belly, blush and shell patterns (thin stripes. Trace and cut out the snail patterns from the selected craft papers. 

Glue the belly cutout near the bottom-front side of the body base cutout.

Glue the shell patterns on the shell cutout, matching their narrow ends with the shell’s border curves.

Glue the blush cutouts on the head part of the body base or, you can also use a pink highlighter if the circles are too difficult to cut out. Cut off extra parts of the attached shell patterns to align them with the shell’s base.

Use a sharpie to draw the face of the papercraft snail figure.

Glue the shell pattern with the body pattern, keeping the body to the front.

Apply glue on the backside of the papercraft snail pattern but keep 1 cm part along the bottom side free from glue. Have the bookmark base (rectangle-shaped paper) ready.

Attach the glued part of the papercraft snail on the bookmark base, on any one side. The 1 cm intact part along the bottom side of the snail can be used to slide a page under it (between the bookmark base and the snail pattern). 

Notes

Change this snail bookmark up a bit by attaching it to a popsicle stick, so it is to keep in your book.

Add googly eyes. Kids love googly eyes, so rather than drawing on the eyes, attach googly eyes instead.

Add some glitter to the bookmark for even more glitz and glam!

 
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How Do I Print A PDF?

You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides. 

Can I Resell These?

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1 thought on “Easy DIY Snail Bookmark Craft”

  1. I love this activity. I have some really fun scapebook paper that would make really fun shells for the snails so each bookmark will be unique.

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