Cute Bug Bookmarks (With Free Printable Templates)

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Today we are making these cute bug bookmarks craft! It features a cute collection of bugs and insects, perfect for encouraging a little springtime reading.

cute bug bookmark craft

Add a special touch to your reading time with this cute bug bookmark craft!

Perfect for kids of all ages, these DIY bookmarks will surely add charm to your book or magazine.

Our simple instructions make creating your own bug bookmark a breeze.

All you need is our bug template, scissors, paper, and some imagination to bring your own one-of-a-kind bookmark to life.

So grab your books and get ready for some crafty fun with one of these adorable bug bookmarks!

Be sure to check out all of our spring time crafts and bug crafts for kids like our paper caterpillar craft.


bug bookmark supplies

Colored Craft Paper: You can cut the template pieces out on colored paper, or color straight onto the template and cut out those pieces to assemble your cute little bugs!

Bug Template: You can grab it at the end of the tutorial.

Popsicle sticks: To turn your paper bug craft into a bookmark.

Other supplies:

You’ll also need some basic craft supplies like:

  • Pencil
  • Craft glue
  • Colored pens or markers
  • Scissors


Print out the bug template and cut out all the pattern pieces. You’ll have a template for a butterfly, snail, caterpillar, ladybug, bumble bee and a dragon fly.

Here we’ll show you how to put together the butterfly and snail, and then you can assemble the rest of the gang accordingly.

Trace out all your template pieces onto colored paper or color them in yourself.

bug template pieces

Let’s start with the butterfly and snail bookmarks. Glue on antenna pieces onto the butterfly and snail’s head.

putting antenna on bugs

Attach the check pieces to the snail to give him rosy cheeks.

cheecks on snail

Then glue his shell on the back edge of his body.

adding shell

Use a black marker to draw a twirl pattern on the shell and give him eyes and a mouth to create a face.

snail with face drawn on

Then use a colored marker or pen to draw horizontal lines on the lower body part of the butterfly pattern.

making butterfly

Attach the rosy cheeks template pieces onto the butterfly’s head.

adding cheecks

Then use a black pen to draw on his face.

drawing face on butterfly

Grab the wing template pieces and attach the smaller details onto the wings.

butterfly wings

Complete the wings by attaching the smaller pieces to the wing base.

assembling butterfly

Then attach the butterfly wings to both sides of the butterfly’s body.

finished paper butterfly

When you’re done assembling all of the bugs, attach each one to a popsicle stick to turn them into bug bookmarks!

finished bookmarks

That’s it! Now you have an adorable little collection of bug and insect bookmarks!

cute bug bookmarks
butterfly bookmark
dragon fly and bumble bee bookmarks

Grab the Free Template

To grab our free printable bug bookmark template, put your email in the box below. We’ll send them straight to your inbox!

They contain four pages with 6 different bugs on them. The fist two pages feature smaller bugs, or you can use the last two pages for bigger bug templates.

These are for personal or educational use only, please. Not for commercial use. Thank you!

cute bug bookmark craft
Yield: 5 Bugs

Bug Bookmarks Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

These adorable bug bookmarks are a cute bug craft perfect to encourage a little spring time reading.


  • Colored craft paper
  • Bug bookmark template
  • Popsicle sticks


  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Markers
  • Craft glue


Print out the bug template and cut out all the pieces onto colored paper, or color the template directly and cut out.

Attach antenna onto bug heads.

Attach blush onto cheeks of each bug.

For snail, attach shell and draw twirl design on. Draw on face.

For butterfly, attach body to head and draw stripes on body. Draw on face. Assemble wings and attach to butterfly.

For dragon fly, attach body to head piece and draw stripes onto body. Draw wing details with a marker and then attach to dragon fly.

Repeat for bumble bee.

When all the insects are assembled, attach each one to a single popsicle stick. Enjoy your spring time bookmarks!

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