Today I’ve put together some simple DIY bookmarks for children. Each of which can be made in five minutes but they’ll keep your books looking fun forever.
Things you need: x 1 sheet coloured card, x 1 sheet white paper, googly eyes, x 1 pipe cleaner, glue, pencil, scissors and hole punch.
Step 1: Draw round a cup or glass twice to make a two circle shapes and cut out (approx 8 cm diameter).
Step 2: Place the two circles together and hole punch three holes on the top edge.
Step 3: Split circles and cut one of them across the middle to make two triangular teeth.
Step 4: Cut two triangles from white paper to fit the teeth and stick on.
Step 5: Add googly eyes between the teeth and the punched holes.
Step 6: Stick the semi circle (but not the teeth) and the full circle together making sure the punched holes line up.
Step 7: Curl the pipe cleaner in and out the holes to make the monster’s curly hair.
TISSUE PAPER MOSAIC BOOKMARK
Things you need: x 1 sheet coloured card, several squares of coloured tissue paper, glue, pencil and scissors.
Step 1: Cut various colours of tissue paper into small squares.
Step 2: Cut a long strip of coloured card (the size of your bookmark).
Step 3: Stick the tissue paper onto the card with glue making sure they overlap to cover all of the card.
Step 4: Trim the edges to get a neat finish.
Things you need: x 2 sheets different coloured card, glue, pencil and scissors.
Step 1: Cut a strip of coloured card approx. 20 cm long and the width a ruler.
Step 2: Fold the strip in half then fold down each end by approx. 2 cm.
Step 3: Cut both 2 cm end folds into a point.
Step 4: Stick the strip together, leaving the pointed ends bent outwards.
Step 5: Take the other sheet of coloured card and draw and cut out six small petal shapes.
Step 6: Cut out approx. 10-12 larger petal shapes in both colours.
Step 7: Start to fan the petals around the top of the stalk and continue to layer with the different colours.
Step 8: Cut out a small circle to finish the centre of the flower.
PAPER STAMPING BOOKMARK
Things you need: x 4 sheets different coloured card, x 1 sheet white card, x 4 small paper stampers for different shapes, pattern cutting scissors, hole punch, wool to match coloured card, pencil and scissors.
Step 1: Cut four 3.5 x 21 cm strips of coloured card and four more in plain white card.
Step 2: Pair up one white card strip with one coloured card strip.
Step 3: Paper punch any chosen shapes into the top card strip.
Step 4: Hole punch through the top of both strips.
Step 5: Cut five 16 cm lengths of wool in matching colour and tie through punched holes to secure the two strips of card together.
Things you need: x 1 sheet coloured or patterned card, x 1 sheet white paper, x 1 piece of orange card, googly eyes, glue and scissors.
Step 1: Take a sheet of coloured or patterned card and fold it in half.
Step 2: Place a cup or glass just below the folded edge of the card and draw round the glass for a circle shape.
Step 3: Draw some pointed ears onto the fold in the card. It is important to keep a small flat point for the ears to keep the two sides of the card joined together.
Step 4: Cut out the double thickness card and unfold to make sure the two sides are joined.
Step 5: Cut out two round circles from white paper and stick on the owl.
Step 6: Stick two googly eyes to the white circles to complete the owl’s eyes.
Step 7: Cut out a small triangular beak from orange card then stick between the eyes.
Don’t forget to try my Batman bookmark too.