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Many of us own books and often need to mark a page. Most of us own more books than bookmarks, however. Some invest in a limited amount of commercial bookmarks. Others simply scramble for paper scraps when the need to mark a page arises. This instructable will teach you how to create attractive, sturdy bookmarks that you can truly call your own. So spend and scramble no more--let's create homemade bookmarks!
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Caution: Use care when handling items with sharp or pointed edges.


- cardboard cereal box
- white computer paper (1 sheet)
- construction paper or design paper (1 sheet)
- small picture(s) (optional)
- ribbon (optional)

- ruler
- scissors
- glue stick (not regular glue, which gets too messy)
- no. 2 pencil (with eraser)
- drawing/coloring utensils (pen, markers, colored pencils, etc.)
- hole puncher (optional)
- printer (optional, if you want to print a small picture for your bookmark)

Step 2: Prepare the Structure

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Use your tracer to draw a 17.5 x 14.8 cm rectangle on the computer paper. Note: This is the size of your bookmark. You can make your bookmark slightly smaller on larger based on personal preference. You may also choose to use the same width as the side panel of your cereal box. In this case, you would only use the suggested length.

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Carefully cut out the rectangle. This will be your tracer.

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Use the tracer to trace a second rectangle onto the computer paper.

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Trace another rectangle onto your construction paper, making this one slightly larger than the others. This will be the back of your bookmark.

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Trace one more rectangle onto your cereal box. It will be easy if you open the box and trace on the inside. Note: If you are using a side panel, trace only the small sides of the tracer to mark the length.

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Cut out all rectangles except for the one on computer paper. That rectangle must be designed first!

Porkie Nevins5 months ago
I like it! I like it a lot!
zamrin2 years ago
Looks easy and nice to make for my little sister or with my sister.
All are sweet ,,,,
scoochmaroo3 years ago
These are very original and sweet. What great gifts!