DIY Fun Corner Bookmarks for Kids

DIY Corner Bookmark

A co-worker asked me to come into her classroom and teach her students a fun craft project.  The ability level of the kids was completely across the board so I wanted to do something that they all could do.  I decided Corner Bookmarks was what we were going to make.  I figured the students could go as far as they wanted with these – personalizing them as their skills allow.

I was amazed with how much the students (middle school students!) liked making these.  And they did an amazing job.

How can you not think these are adorable, right?  And they are so easy to make and kids can go crazy with them.  

What you’ll need:
colored paper (lighter weight for the bookmark)
Construction Paper, Assorted Colors,  (heavier weight for the decorations)
Googly eyes or hole punches
Patterned scissors
glue

Directions:

Cut your paper in a 6×6 square.  You don’t want to use heavy card stock or else it’ll be tough to fold.  You can use colored paper or even origami paper.

Fold your paper in half, corner to corner.

DIY Corner Bookmark

Fold one end of your triangle up to it reaches the top of the triangle.

DIY Corner Bookmark

Do the same to the other side.

DIY Corner Bookmark

Open your triangle and fold the top flap of the center to the bottom.

DIY Corner Bookmark

Take the right corner and tuck it into the middle “pocket”.

DIY Corner Bookmark

Take the left corner and tuck it into the “pocket”.

DIY Corner Bookmark

DIY Corner Bookmark

Rotate it.  Now you have the head of your animal or monster.

DIY Corner Bookmark

Now decorate it with whatever you have: googly eyes, paper eyes, teeth, etc.  Kids can be as creative as they want.

DIY Corner Bookmark

Here are some of the ones the kids in class made.

DIY Corner Bookmark

DIY Corner Bookmark

DIY Corner Bookmark

DIY Corner Bookmark

DIY Corner Bookmark

Aren’t they cute!

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Comments

  1. So cute! What is the youngest age group you think this is appropriate for?
    I love all your ideas…and your wit!

    • I think if you help with the folding, younger kids could do them. I was just amazed that even middle schoolers wanted to make them. And they loved it!

  2. So cute and a great craft for kids to explore they’re creativity.

  3. These certainly are adorable. I love the ones the kids made. As for me–I would have to read the directions several times as I was trying to make these—-I have mentioned I’m a klutz right?

  4. Those are so adorable!! I might need to make some for this “kid!” 🙂

  5. Really cute my grandchildren would love them!

  6. Auntiepatch says:

    These are so cute! I love them!

  7. The kids would love this DIY project.