Top 6 Book Inspired Kids Crafts

Crafting and reading are the perfect combination for a child’s imagination and a great way to get kids to read when they are making amazing things like wands and shields!

Here are my top 6 book inspired crafts for kids and if you thing their are any I missed feel free to tell us your favourite books or crafts.

1: Harry Potter Wand

Who doesn’t want to join the magical world of Harry Potter and what better way than ones very own wand? All you need is a chopstick or some dowel, paint glue and string. These are made with a glue gun but if you don’t want your little one using one you can soak yarn or string in pva glue and wrap around instead. Click here for instructions


2: James & The Giant Peach

Roald Dahl is great for kids crafts because his books are so full of imagination. You just need card and some paint or markers for this craft. Cut out strips and glue them down for the peach and then attach your waves. Draw in your seagulls and rope at the end.


3: Percy Jackson & the Olympians

These fab shields are easy for the kids to make and won’t cost a lot. Get the kids learning about greek history in these great books and the girls don’t have to feel left out of Camp Half-Blood either, they can make Athena shields or pick whatever god/ goddess they want. Check here for the instructions


4: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Great for a costume, party or just having some fun , this Wimpy Kid mask is a great craft for kids. Made from easy to get materials you can find the instructions here.


5: The Little Mermaid

This book is one we are all familiar with and what better way to celebrate books than with a book mark. The lovely thing about these is the kids can customise in any way they want to make their very own mermaid. Instructions can be found here.


6: Mr.Twits Beard

“By sticking out his tongue and curling it sideways to explore the hairy jungle around his mouth, he was always able to find a tasty morsel here and there to nibble on.
― Roald Dahl, The Twits

This beard is sure to have the kids squealing in disgust and delight as the imagine what they can add to it!. Here are the instructions


From the messy to the magical I hope you enjoyed these book related crafts that are sure to spark your little ones imagination and encourage their love of reading.