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DIY Harry Potter Craft: Pickett Bowtruckle

If you love Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, then you definitely want to make this fun felt craft!

This easy Bowtruckle bookmark is fun to make with felt and our free pattern. It is the perfect way to hold your place in the Fantastic Beasts book series! This DIY is especially great for tweens and teens.

Bowtruckle Craft Against White Brick Wall With Wand and Books

Pickett is a Bowtruckle that can be found in Newt’s pocket. Also known as Pick, his name comes from his amazing skills for lock picking!

If you are looking for a fun way to encourage reading or an easy activity for a Harry Potter themed birthday party, this is the perfect DIY for you!

Bowtruckle Craft With Wand in Open Book on white brick background

DIY Pickett Bookmark from Fantastic Beasts (with Free Pattern)


  • Free Bowtruckle Pattern
  • Two Neon Green Felt Sheets
  • Dimensional Fabric Paint (Green, Brown, and White)
  • Green Floral Wire
  • Pins
  • Glue Gun
  • Silicone Fingertip Protector, or Toothpick or Bamboo Skewer
  • Scissors (both regular and small detail)
Bowtruckle Craft Materials on white-washed wood background


Step 1

Download and print the free Bowtruckle pattern. Cut out the pattern around the template, but it doesn’t have to be along the lines of the Bowtruckle.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 1A

Pin the Pickett Bookmark pattern onto two layers of neon green craft felt with straight pins.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 1B

Cut out the Bowtruckle pattern along the edges, cutting through both pieces of felt. Use small pointy detail scissors to cut out the intricate areas.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 2

If it is easier, cut through each piece of felt individually, though it will take more time.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 2 Extra

Step 2

Using green floral wire, lay pieces of the wire along the edges of one of the Pickett patterns. Bend into shape as needed.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 3A

Glue the wire to the felt with a glue gun. A low temp glue works best with felt. 

Bowtruckle Craft Step 3B

If desired, use a silicone fingertip protector to gently tap the wire into the glue. Or press the wire into the hot glue using a toothpick or bamboo skewer.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 3C

Step 3

Glue the top layer of felt to the bottom with a glue gun and glue sticks. Use glue sparingly and don’t press too hard or else the glue will leave marks in the felt.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 4

Step 4

Using the photo as your guide, apply the brown paint onto the Bowtruckle’s fingers and toes.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 5A

Add brown painted details to the Bowtruckle’s leaves at the top of his head, and then draw on the brown eyes.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 5B

I used a three dimensional paint (puff paint) for the craft. You can use an acrylic craft paint, if you would like.

Step 5

Outline the Bowtruckle’s body following the lines on the pattern sheet with green dimensional fabric paint.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 6A

Add green details to the Bowtruckle’s leaves at the top of his head and then drawn on a green mouth.  

Bowtruckle Craft Step 6B

To finish the Bowtruckle bookmark, add a small highlight to each eye with white dimensional fabric paint.

Bowtruckle Craft Step 6C

Allow paint to dry.

Bowtruckle Craft In Red Book With Wand on white background

To use as a bookmark, you can bend the arms over the top edge of the page to hold your place in a book.

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