Storybook Puppets


Make hand puppets of favorite book characters, such as those in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, using common craft materials (felt fabric, yarn, googly eyes).


Book Covers


Decorate heavy paper that can be cut out and used to cover a favorite book.


Bookmarks


Punch a hole at the top of an appropriately sized paper strip and thread a length of yarn through. Decorate with stickers, markers, and other embellishments.


Construction Paper Collage


Make a picture that represents the story using tissue paper and construction paper in a variety of colors. Encourage artists to hand-tear the paper and also cut pieces with decorative scissors.


Bookplates


These labels will be a special way for kids to identify their favorite books. Include space for them to write their name. Self-adhesive paper makes the label easy to apply.


Book Bags


Personalize a canvas tote bag that can be used to bring home books from the library. Provide alphabet stencils for adding names.

These crafts were adapted from our free Family Reading Night planning kit. Request your kit to get a step-by-step timeline, book suggestions, and even more ideas.