I keep getting asked for more Harry Potter crafts. We are huge fans of Harry Potter and wanted to share our Harry Potter Bowtruckle felt bookmark craft.With just a few simple supplies from the craft store, you can mark your place in the Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts series with our Bowtruckle felt bookmark craft. It’s the perfect activity for a birthday party or handmade gift!
Materials to make a Bowtruckle felt bookmark:
Two sheets of neon green craft felt
Fabric paint in Crab Apple Green, Brown, White
Green floral wire
Glue gun and glue sticks
Silicone fingertip protectors
How to make a Bowtruckle felt bookmark
First of all gather all the supplies listed above. Download and print the BOWTRUCKLE FELT BOOKMARK PATTERN SHEET above. Then roughly cut out the pattern with paper scissors.
Pin the Bowtruckle felt bookmark pattern onto two layers of the neon green craft felt with straight pins.
Carefully cut out the Bowtruckle pattern from the neon green craft felt with fabric scissors. Use small pointy detail scissors to cut out the intricate areas.
If crafting with younger kids, you can trace the pattern onto the felt and cut one layer of felt at a time.
Outline the Bowtruckle with green floral wire. Bend into shape with your hands and then attach to the felt with a glue gun and glue sticks. A low temperature glue works best with felt.
Continue bending and gluing the floral wire until the entire Bowtruckle shape has been outlined. Use silicone fingertip protectors if you have them, to gently tap the wire into the glue.
Carefully attach the top layer of felt to the bottom with the glue gun and glue sticks.
Go slowly and work in small sections. Don’t press too hard or the glue will bleed through the felt and leave a permanent spot that looks “wet”.
Using the photo as your guide, draw the brown dimensional fabric paint onto the Bowtruckle’s fingers and toes.
Use scraps of the neon green felt to practice drawing with the dimensional paint if you need to.
Add brown painted details to the Bowtruckle’s leaves at the top of his head, and then draw on the brown eyes.
Outline the Bowtruckle’s body following the lines on the pattern sheet with green dimensional fabric paint.
Again, use a scrap of neon green felt to test the dimensional fabric paints if you need to.
Add green details to the Bowtruckle’s leaves at the top of his head and then drawn on a green mouth.
To finish the Bowtruckle felt bookmark, add a small highlight to each eye with white dimensional fabric paint. Set aside to allow the paint to dry.
This is a fun family craft activity to create in just about an hour with limited supplies and help from an adult. Perfect for tweens and teens to complete by themselves.
We think this fun Harry Potter inspired Bowtruckle felt bookmark also encourages reading.
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