The Summer is soo hot here in Arizona. We like to spend the hottest part of the day indoors. We hide from the blazing sun during the middle of the day, with a stack of books to read. Since we read a lot during our summer break we made a DIY bookworm library bag to carry our books in!
DIY Bookworm Library Bag Craft
For this craft we jazzed up a simple canvas bag with some “bookworms” for our little bookworms.
- canvas bag
- pom poms
- fabric paint (and foam brush)
- puffy paint
- googly eyes
- reusable letter stencil stickers
- glue (fabric or hot glue)
This DIY Bookworm Library Bag is pretty easy to make but younger kids will need some help. Use the reusable stickers to spell our their names. Or like we did, spell out the word “bookworm” along the top of the bag with the fabric paint and foam brush.
Draw a squiggly line of fabric glue and let the kids create a body for their bookworms. If you’re using hot glue, only add one dot of glue as you glue down each pom pom to prevent the glue drying to fast. Add a larger pom pom for the head of the bookworm.
We found these cute rainbow colored pom poms at Michaels, that were a fun addition for this craft!
Glue on some googly eyes and add puffy paint legs and then let it dry overnight.
Take to the library and let your little bookworms fill their new DIY library bag with as many books as they can carry! We definitely going to be searching for the 10 books about strong girls and women on our next library run.
More Summer Reading Fun
For more summer reading fun, sign up for our summer reading journal, a free download!
And if you’re looking for some summer reading for yourself, we shared a lot of great books to read in our 2017 reading challenge. We’re still working our way through this list.
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