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.
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.
Fold one end of your triangle up to it reaches the top of the triangle.
Do the same to the other side.
Open your triangle and fold the top flap of the center to the bottom.
Take the right corner and tuck it into the middle “pocket”.
Take the left corner and tuck it into the “pocket”.
Rotate it. Now you have the head of your animal or monster.
Now decorate it with whatever you have: googly eyes, paper eyes, teeth, etc. Kids can be as creative as they want.
Here are some of the ones the kids in class made.
Aren’t they cute!