BOOK REMARK – Texture, Detail, Contrast

Students use coloured pencils to create a bookmark that represents a character from a book they have read, and write a review of the book on both sides of it.

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BOOK REMARK – Texture, Detail, Contrast


  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers
  • Crayola Twistables Coloured Pencils - 24 Count
  • Cardstock Paper - 10.8 cm x 28 cm (4 ¼" x 11") - 1 per student
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Erasers


Step 1
  1. Choose the character you want to use to represent the book.
  2. Draw the head and shoulders of the character at the top of the paper.
Step 2
  1. Use coloured pencils to colour the drawing.
  2. Add details and pattern.
  3. Add the following to the bottom half of the paper:
    - TITLE of the book
    - AUTHOR
    - RATING
    - REASON
  4. Outline everything in marker.
Step 3
  1. Cut out around the shoulders and head at the top of the paper.
Step 4
  1. Turn the paper over.
  2. Draw the back of the head and shoulders on the back of the paper
  3. Make sure they line up with the front.
    - You may want to place the paper on a window or blank computer screen to see the outline of the front.
  4. Mark 1 cm spaces with dots down both sides of the lower half of the paper.
  5. Draw lines across the paper to connect the dots.
Step 5
  1. Write a summary of the story in a way that helps people decide whether or not they want to read it.
  2. Be sure the information is accurate and interesting on both sides of the book remark.
  3. Display the book remark beside the book.
Illustrated Crayon Character