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.
What you need:
Cardstock in various colours and / or patterns.
Any embellishments you fancy
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.
Do the same with the right corner.
You should now have a 7.5×7.5 cm square.
Unfold the sides so you have a triangle again.
Fold the top of the triangle down to the bottom.
Fold the right corner again and tuck the side in.
Do the same with the left side.
You could add eyes, teeth, a tongue…
Tip: 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.
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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