10 minute crafts – Monster Bookmarks

My little man wanted to make corner bookmarks a few days ago. It sounded like a really good idea, but my enthusiasm waned when I realised folding paper at funny angles might be involved.

Although I love crafts and spending time with my little man, I have no patience whatsoever for anything like Origami.

All the tutorials I looked at were either overly complicated or not detailed enough and when we finally managed to make a corner bookmark, I realised it was much easier to put together than I had anticipated. I hope you find our little tutorial easy.

How to Make a Corner Bookmark - Silly Monsters

What you need:
Cardstock in various colours and / or patterns.
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Glue
Any embellishments you fancy

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What to do:
Start by cutting a 15x15cm (6×6 inches) square.

Fold in half to make a triangle.

Take the left corner and align its point with the top of the triangle.

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Do the same with the right corner.

You should now have a 7.5×7.5 cm square.

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Unfold the sides so you have a triangle again.

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Fold the top of the triangle down to the bottom.

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Fold the right corner again and tuck the side in.

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Do the same with the left side.

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Decorate your bookmark.

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You could add eyes, teeth, a tongue…

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How to Make a Corner BookmarkTip: try not to add thick embellishments to your bookmark. When we made our first one, we gave it googly eyes and pom-pom hair, but a flat bookmark stays in place much more easily.
How to Make a Corner Bookmark - Silly Monsters

If you are looking for quick and easy activities to try with your children, why not try our washi tape cards, toilet paper roll bunnies, reindeer lanterns, cute button card, paper cup dragon, finger painting, bath painting, thumbprint art, heart-themed crafts or even make your own play dough?

Disclosure: Bostik sent us a selection of crafting supplies free of charge as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers’ Club. All photos and opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. 23/07/2015 / 9:52 am

    These are great. Anya loves to use a bookmark in the book she’s reading and I always end up scrambling around looking for a piece of card or something similar to use. But now we shall be making these. Thanks for sharing. x

    • 23/07/2015 / 8:47 pm

      They’re pretty cute I have to say. I would definitely recommend making them flat!

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