I knew when I found out that my son's school wouldn't allow candy with their Valentine's Day cards that I would have to get creative to make up for no candy!

My son is in kindergarten and all the students are quickly learning how to read. I thought it might be fun for all of them to have a bookmark monster that can bite their pages!

I found a picture of a very similar bookmark but it required much folding that I didn't want any part of. I wanted them to be quick and easy since I was making so many. These are simply corners cut off of envelopes!

Step 1: Measure and Cut

On an envelope (flap open) draw out two squares - one on each side using a pencil and ruler. I made mine three inch squares.

If you don't have envelopes sitting around save a few pieces of junk mail and cut the corners off of those!

Once the lines are drawn cut out the squares.
Made these with my boyfriend's cousin!
<p>Made it but in a different way, also made a tutorial on it in my profile.I have made it without an envelope</p>
<p>Great luv it</p>
<p>Finally got some free time and will and made a couple. Very easy to make, I made mine whilst watching a film. I gave them to my friend as a gift and now the other people who saw them want one as well :)</p>
I have a bookmark similar to your bookmark. I would like you to make an instruction about it. You don't even need to mention me but just let me use your instruction in the future, please!
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. Sorry.
these are soooo cute. I'm never throwing away used envelopes again. this is a great way to recycle!
Agreed! They make great little quick gifts!
Yay! I love these. When I worked at a bookstore one of my coworkers made these for the entire staff for Christmas. :D They're so cute!
Thank you! They are SO easy!
i actually made this and gave it to a friend who is going to collage !! and she absaloutly loved it :) thank you very much ! very nice , simple and creative ...
I'm so glad you made one and your friend loved it! They make great little thoughtful gifts!
Very Cool!!!
Lovely! Great little project, thanks! <br> <br>Y.
Oh my these are so adorable !!! Thanks for sharing this &lt;3
How adorable!!!
Thank you!
These are darling! We made a bunch with the girls from church, but they would be perfect Valentine's for the kids to give out too! Thanks for the reminder of an awesome project! :)
Thank you! They have so much personality!
These are so cute! Thank you so much for sharing such a great idea!
Ooh, so fun! Are those the Captain Underpants books?
Thank you and YES! My son LOVES reading them and I laugh every time I read them to him. Soon enough we will have the entire series decked out with monster bookmarks!
Very sweet! I remember reading them when they came out. There were only a couple then, but I feel like I always see a new one in the bookstore windows nowadays :)

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