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Butterfly bookmarks make reading fun and interesting!

Bring a little sunshine into story time with a Bow-Tie Noodle Butterfly Bookmark! These colorful critters make reading much more interesting and fun.

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  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by protecting your work area with newspaper or a table cover.

  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Have your child paint several pieces of bow-tie pasta, front and back, with different colors of acrylic paint.

  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Allow to dry before flipping over to paint the other sides.

  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 4
    Step 4

    While bow-tie pasta pieces are drying, they can decorate and paint the Popsicle sticks that will act as the bookmark itself.

  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once pasta is completely dry on both sides, use a small piece of pipe cleaner (about 2 inches) and wrap around the center. Twist pieces at the top until secure.

  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 6
    Step 6

    The excess will be the butterfly’s antennas. If too long, give them a quick snip with the scissors!

  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a hot glue gun to attach the pasta butterflies to the top of the Popsicle sticks.

  • How to make a bookmark. Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Bookmarks - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slip a butterfly bookmark into your child's favorite book!

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