World Book Day is an exciting celebration of the joy of reading and the power of books. You can encourage your children’s love for reading by bringing fun book crafts for kids into your home!
Book crafts not only ignite creativity but can also help children develop fine motor skills and foster a deeper connection with the stories they love.
Easy book crafts ideas for kids
In celebration of World Book Day (April 23), we’re sharing three book crafts suitable for kids ages 3-4, 5-6, and 7+. These crafts are easy to do and provide hours of creative fun for your bookworms!
My very own book (ages 3-4)
- Cardstock or construction paper
- Stickers, crayons, markers, or other art supplies for decorating
- Photos or printouts of your child’s favorite book covers (optional)
- Cut the cardstock or construction paper into equal-sized rectangles to create the book’s pages. You can use as many pages as you like, depending on the thickness you want for the book.
- Stack the pages together and staple them along one edge to bind them into a book.
- Let your child decorate the cover and pages of the book using stickers, crayons, markers, or other art supplies. They can also glue photos or printouts of their favorite book covers onto the pages.
- Encourage your child to “write” their own story by drawing pictures on the book’s pages. They can also dictate a story to you, and you can write it down for them.
- Once finished, encourage your child to read their story to you and other family members.
You’ll be amazed at the stories they have to tell!
The Hungry Caterpillar art (ages 5-6)
- White paper or canvas
- Washable paint in various colors (red, green, blue, yellow, etc.)
- Black marker or pen
- Paper plate or palette for mixing colors
- Water and paper towel for cleaning brushes
- Start by painting the entire paper or canvas with a light blue color to create the background.
- Once the background is dry, dip a paintbrush into red paint and make a series of horizontal circles on the canvas to create the body of the hungry caterpillar. Leave some space between each circle.
- Clean the paintbrush and dip it into green paint. Make a green circle for the caterpillar’s head at one end of the body, and make several green circles for the caterpillar’s tail at the other end of the body.
- Use different paint colors to fill the circles on the body to create the caterpillar’s unique pattern.
- Once the paint is dry, use a black marker or pen to add details such as the caterpillar’s eyes, mouth, and legs.
- Optional: You can also add other elements from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book, such as the sun, moon, stars, and food items, to complete the artwork.
Collage bookmarks (ages 7+)
- Cardstock or heavy paper
- Old magazines or newspapers
- Glue stick or liquid glue
- Ribbon or yarn
- Hole punch (optional)
- Stickers, markers, or other embellishments (optional)
- Cut out pictures or words from old magazines or newspapers that represent your child’s favorite books or interests.
- Cut a rectangular piece of cardstock or heavy paper to the desired size of your bookmark.
- Have your child arrange and glue the cut-out pictures or words onto the cardstock to create a collage.
- Once dried, your child can use the bookmarks when they read their favorite books!
More about Lingokids
The Lingokids universe provides original, award-winning, interactive content for kids, transforming the way kids can learn. Lingokids creates games, songs, podcasts, videos, and activities that intertwine educational subjects with modern life skills to spark curiosity, imagination, and success in school—and beyond!
Which book crafts for kids will your family try?
Let us know by commenting below!