Introduction: Corner Bookmark
Here's a really quick and easy bookmark to make, when a regular bookmark feels too boring. You can make them as elegant or quirky as you like, and use them in any book. They are super fun to make, and don't take much time at all.
Step 1: What You'll Need
-Pen or pencil for measuring
-Card or paper (any colour you would like your bookmark to be)
-Coloured pens, card, paper etc. for decorating
Step 2: Measuring the Bookmark
Lay the paper/card you are using for the body of the bookmark on a flat surface. Measure, using a ruler, 12cm from the corner of the paper, vertically and horizontally, and make marks every 6cm. Then measure across the paper, and mark on 12cm, and a new mark at 6cm. Then connect the marks to make a 12cm x 12cm grid, split into four 6cm x 6cm boxes.
Note: You can make the bookmark whatever size you want, as long as you have 4 squares that are the same size.
Step 3: Draw Lines and Cut Out
Draw diagonal lines across the top right, and bottom left boxes, and cut out the section showed in the photo. It will look a little bit like a 'fox head' shape. Fold down along the lines so that it will be easier to glue together later.
Step 4: Decorate and Stick Together
Decorate the bookmark however you wish, making sure that you are decorating the outside 'tab'. Once decorated, apply glue to the top of the bottom 'tab', and then stick down the top 'tab' to it. If there are any small pieces of card/paper hanging off, trim it to make it neater.
Step 5: And You're All Done!
Slip the bookmark onto the corner of any book, and enjoy your super cute, new bookmark!
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Art Skills Challenge
3 years ago
I teach middle school special education and we did this as part of our “unique skills” class. The kids do a lot of hands on projects and this one was a great way to work on folding and cutting without being too “baby-ish.” They loved picking out designs (which was a great lesson on self-advocacy, btw) and they were so excited when the bookmarks were done! I did the majority of the little details but the kids had to find pictures of what they wanted and they got to choose where everything went by drawing X’s in pencil.
3 years ago
Cute way to save your page!