Teen Librarian Toolbox
Inside Teen Librarian Toolbox

Cindy Crushes Programming: Pikachu Bookmarks, by Teen Librarian Cindy Shutts

Things are getting worse again with the Pandemic. I am working on Pikachu Bookmark craft kits for next week. We do not know how things will be with school opening back up in our district. I plan to have this as an in person activity but I am also making the plans to have this be a craft kit as well. That way teens can grab and go if they want. In Illinois we have a mask mandate so that is helpful to use during this time. I want to say I used this video to come up with my process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN21QpM6HLk

Supplies Included in Kit

  • Instructions
  • Paper

Supplies Not Included in Kit

  • Scissors
  • Gel Pens (Fine Tip Sharpie would work)
  • Ruler
  • Wite-out

Directions for the teens

Step 1. Cut the paper in a 6 x 6 inch Square.

Step 2. Fold Square in half to form a triangle

Step 3. Fold  both sides of the triangle up  to form a square.  Then unfold.

Step 4. Fold one side of the Triangle down.

Step 5. Tuck in the sides into the folded triangle

Step 6. Use excess paper to cut rounded ears. Glue ears to sides of head.

Step 7. Draw two circles with black Gel Pen and fill them in. Then use Wite-out in the corner of the eyes. Make a nose line and a mouth. Use a red Gel Pen for the cheeks. You can then put it in your book once it dries.

And here are some additional posts on TLT about making bookmarks:

Cindy Shutts, MLIS

Cindy is passionate about teen services. She loves dogs, pro-wrestling, Fairy tales, mythology, and of course reading. Her favorite books are The Hate U Give, Catching FIre, The Royals, and everything by Cindy Pon. She loves spending times with her dog Harry Winston and her niece and nephew. Cindy Shutts is the Teen Services Librarian at the White Oak Library District in IL and she’ll be joining us to talk about teen programming. You can follow her on Twitter at @cindysku.