This list contains 30 cool bookmark crafts! These craft activities range from easy to somewhat tricky, so there is something for every tween! While some use specific supplies, there are many that use common craft materials and are easily accessible. They include everything from a fun tutorial to making bookmark gifts!
1. Shrinky Dink
A fun activity that allows tweens to make their very own customized bookmark! Using shrink paper and permanent markers or colored pencils, they can draw or trace images that they like. Then punch a hole and shrink them in the oven. Tie on some cute ribbon or glue to a clip!
Learn more: Sincerely Saturday - a DIY and Crafting Blog
2. Stained Glass
Use some card stock, colored tissue, and glue to create a stained glass effect! Add layering of the colors to really look cool. Once done, punch a hole and add some string or ribbon!
Learn more: First Palette
3. Knitted Bookmark
Knitting bookmarks that any tween can make with a simple process of finger knitting. Add some felt shapes, buttons, or beads to make it a cute design!
Learn more: The Craft Train
4. Origami Bookmark
Practice the art of paper folding with these fun bookmarks! This one teaches you to make hearts, but tweens can also look up videos for different origami shapes. Glue onto a stick, and you got yourself a fun bookmark!
Learn more: That Kids Craft Site
5. Confetti Bookmark
This one is a kids' favorite! The cute tutorial uses bright and fun colors to create confetti. Then they stuff it into a paper cover and sew! It is a great way, that is simple, to teach your tween how to use a sewing machine.
Learn more: HGTV
6. Magnet Bookmark
A fun bookmark craft, this one creates a unique bookmark that uses magnets to hold your page! In the helpful tutorial, she teaches you how to make a few different shapes, but tweens can get as creative as they want!
Learn more: HGTV Handmade
7. Popsicle Bookmark
Using only a few supplies, tweens can create these fun bookmarks. They can decorate them as they wish, with any craft supplies around the house. Glue on some ribbon to the back of the stick, and you're done!
Learn more: Live, Love, Create Repeat
8. Paint Chip Bookmark
These are so fun and basically free! Next time you are in the paint section, let your tween pick up some paint chips! Then take them home to decorate with fun design and ribbon.
Learn more: The Easy DIY
9. Watercolor Bookmarks
Using a white crayon, write on some watercolor paper - make sure to press hard! Then take your watercolors and go crazy. The wax will repel your watercolor and you'll be left with your writing or images.
Learn more: Smiling Colors
10. Bookmark Wraps
This is a perfect craft for tweens and another one that teaches an important skill. Using scrap material, ribbon, and elastic, they can work on sewing straight lines into super cool bookmarks!
Learn more: Brightly
11. Pom Pom Bookmark
12. Pizza Bookmark
This pizza bookmark is a corner page holder. It is super simple, using some cut felt and glue. Tweens can get creative and decorate it with their favorite toppings!
Learn more: DIY Inspired
13. Embroidery Bookmark
This is a cute craft for any tween who enjoys cross stitch or embroidery. While it does take some time to make, it's an inexpensive craft that looks great, and tweens will learn some patience as they work.
Learn more: Etsy
14. Decoupage Bookmark
This video is a beginner's guide to decoupage and perfect for tweens wanting to learn. In this fun craft project, they will learn how to do a basic decoupage bookmark.
Learn more: Safus Creation
15. Bead Bookmark
This melty bead craft is always popular and great on rainy days when you are stuck inside. Tweens can create a variety of different designs with the beads so they can be simple, or complex.
Learn more: Craft, Create, Cook
16. Pressed Flower Bookmark Craft
This craft for teens will teach them how to flower press using the microwave. They will then use the flowers to create a beautiful bookmark. It makes for an amazing summer craft when flowers are in bloom!
Learn more: Little Pine Learners
17. Photo Bookmark
This bookmark makes a perfect gift for friends! Using materials around the house you can create any type of bookmark. Then print out photos and modge podge to your bookmark!
Learn more: Mod Podge Rocks
18. Book List Bookmark
A cute craft for kids to keep track of all the books they have read. The bookmark has a pocket with a slip of paper in it where they can write down everything they have read!
Learn more: Teal Notes
19. Melted Crayon Bookmark
Using your favorite color crayons and some contact paper, you can create these beautiful stained glass-looking bookmarks.
Learn more: One Little Project
20. Flower Bookmarks
A fun DIY summer craft for girls is making these pipe cleaner flowers. They are super easy to make and look adorable as bookmarks.
Learn more: Public Broadcasting Service
21. Duct Tape Bookmark
Duct tape craft ideas are always a crowd pleaser! Kids love that you can buy different design tape rolls, as well as solid colors. Use this awesome tutorial to help guide you on how to make a duct tape craft!
Learn more: Duck Brand
22. Feather Bookmark
Recycle an old book into a bookmark! Using some wire, glue, and pages from a book, you can create a beautiful feather.
Learn more: Todolwen
23. Collage Bookmark
Gather some photos, stickers, and images from old magazines. For this bookmark, they will be creating a collage. You can give them ideas for a theme, or let their imagination take control.
Learn more: Creative Upcycling and Mixed Media
24. Washi Tape Bookmark
A super simple, but cute bookmark can be made with washi tape. This cheap craft is fun, yet you don't need much artistic ability for it to look great! Plus there is almost no clean-up!
Learn more: Typically Simple
25. Themed Bookmarks
Many tweens and teens loved book series, so why not make themed bookmarks? In this example, they made Harry Potter ones using the colors and symbols of each house. But you can easily adapt this to make one for other series, as well.
Learn more: Red Ted Art
26. Coloring Bookmarks
Print out bookmarks that look like coloring pages. They are a great way for tweens to relax with calming images. You can also find ones online with mindfulness messages and mandalas!
Learn more: Etsy
27. Heart Bookmark
These make for a gift idea - especially in lieu of Valentine cards. Simply use the paint on stamp pads to create hearts using your thumbprint!
Learn more: Inspire, Create
28. Hug A Book
Kawaii are popular figures right now, so why not create themed bookmarks? These examples are of Kawaii animals and are book hugger bookmarks!
Learn more: Ayelet Keshet Illustrations and Designs
29. Braided Bookmark
These bookmarks are simple, yet elegant. Pull the string through a button on one end and make sure to tie a loop on the other - you'll never lose another bookmark!
Learn more: Little Worlds