Whether you’re an adult or a child, there are various crafts you can make to improve reading. Whether it’s practicing pronunciation, or creating something to remember where you left off in your book, creating your own materials can help you save money and have a keepsake for quite some time. Here are a few things you can create to make reading easier.
Keep the condition of books like new with a corner bookmark! Create them using office supplies such as copy or printer paper, construction paper, coloring pens, scissors, and glue sticks. You can create a bookmark based on your favorite animal or favorite comic book character. There will be no need to dog-ear your pages anymore after you make your customized corner bookmark.
Canvas Book Bag
Looking for an eco-friendly way to transport books to and from the library? If so, create your own personalized tote bag. To personalize your bag with your name, find alphabet stencils and use spray paint to write names. Just be sure to use the spray paint in an open-air environment to avoid being overwhelmed by fumes.
The Quote Wall
If the space you read in allows you to do so, construct a bulletin board. Grab thumbtacks and place plain blank index cards with important lines and quotes from whatever book you are reading. On the back of the card, write down the meaning of the quote, or an explanation of the important term you wrote on the front. This is helpful for students who need to memorize exact lines and their meanings for tests.
For Children: A Phonics Flip Chart
To make learning phonics easier, consider grabbing some spiral notebooks, a marker to write down the phonetics, and anywhere between 50-100 note cards. This can be a great way to get your child to learn how to pronounce certain words, and improve their reading skills.