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Grab the kids and some supplies you probably already have on-hand and make a few DIY bookmarks! #bookmarks #DIY #papercraft #kidscraft #easy #boredomebuster via @somewhatsimple

Grab the kids and some supplies you probably already have on-hand and make a few DIY bookmarks!

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Make Your Own Bookmarks

Making bookmarks with your kids is such a fun craft that can be done and put away in one afternoon! We’ve made Origami Bookmarks, Scrap Fabric Bookmarks, and we’ve added ribbon to Printable Bookmarks that my kids LOVE! These DIY bookmarks are made with old magazines or book pages, and they are easy, fun, and very kid-friendly. Here is how to make them –

YOU WILL NEED –  

  • scrapbook paper (I like to use designs that are printed on Cardstock so our bookmarks are extra sturdy)
  • book or magazine pages
  • scissors
  • craft punches (For this tutorial, I used a star shape. But the kids have used hearts, circles, squares… you name it!)
  • standard round hole punch
  • glue stick
  • ribbon

Cut your scrapbook paper and magazine pages to the size you want for your bookmark. Using your decorative punches, punch out a design in various spots on the cardstock bookmark.

Put glue all over the backside of your punched cardstock, then place it on top of your book page. Press firmly to secure. Put a generous amount of glue on another piece of cardstock and press to the backside of your bookmark.

DIY Bookmarks with cardstock, book pages and ribbon

Add a small hole with your hole punch to the top of your bookmark. Loop some ribbon to the top & you’re done! I love seeing the words of the old books come through the punched designs – isn’t that fun?!

DIY Bookmarks

Here is a printable tutorial so you can save this for later –

DIY Bookmarks with cardstock and ribbon
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DIY Bookmarks

Grab the kids and some supplies you probably already have on-hand and make a few DIY bookmarks!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • scrapbook paper I like to use designs that are printed on Cardstock so our bookmarks are extra sturdy
  • book or magazine pages
  • scissors
  • craft punches For this tutorial, I used a star shape. But the kids have used hearts, circles, squares... you name it!
  • standard round hole punch
  • glue stick
  • ribbon

Instructions

  1. Cut your scrapbook paper and magazine pages to the size you want for your bookmark. Using your decorative punches, punch out a design in various spots on the cardstock bookmark.
  2. Put glue all over the backside of your punched cardstock, then place it on top of your book page. Press firmly to secure. Put a generous amount of glue on another piece of cardstock and press to the backside of your bookmark.
  3. Add a small hole with your hole punch to the top of your bookmark. Loop some ribbon to the top & you're done!
    How to make DIY Bookmarks

ENJOY!

How to Make DIY Bookmarks with cardstock and ribbon

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