Here's a great way to make a really cool looking bookmark.

You will need:
  • a pencil
  • a piece of cereal box card
  • a black pen
  • paint/pencils/felt tips
  • a book to test with
First, use a pencil to draw a big, backwards S shape on the piece of cereal box card.

Then draw an oval shape for the head at the top end.

Fatten up both sides of the S, going from the head towards the tail, getting thinner as you go along.
Now use a black pen to go over the outline. It doesn’t need to be perfect at this stage.

Draw two eyes on the top of the head, and add a mouth.
To turn this into a real bookworm, you need to draw a "saddle" in the middle, and add some lines above and below it - just as you can see here.
Now cut it out, remembering to be very careful with your scissors.

You should end up with something that looks like this.
To make your bookworm grip the pages, you need to snip half-way up the pencil guideline on your bookmark’s face, as you can see here.

Be very careful not to go all the way across and cut the head off completely!
Now it’s time to colour in.

You can use anything you like - paint, pencils, or felt tips.

Use pink to make the bookmark look like a real worm
After all your colouring in, you'll have something that looks like this.
Finally, test it out in a book.

Simply find your page, pop it in, and position it so your bookworm’s head is hooked over the front.

Try it yourself!