Kids love cute bookmarks to hold their place while reading their favorite books. Allow them to take a little class time to create their very own special bookmark. They may even decide to make one and give it to someone as a gift.
These 27 fun DIY bookmark ideas will provide you and your students with tons of inspiration!
1. Basic Sewing Skills Ribbon Bookmark
Your students will learn basic sewing skills when they make these adorable ribbon bookmarks. They will need a piece of ribbon long enough to fit their book, a button, a hairband elastic, and a needle with thread.
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2. Bleeding Tissue Paper Bookmarks
For these cute bookmarks, all you need is cardstock, tissue paper, and a little water. Place small pieces of tissue paper on top of the cardstock and slightly wet them. The color from the tissue paper bleeds onto the cardstock leaving a beautiful imprint once dried.
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3. Craft Stick Star Bookmark
These craft stick star bookmarks are super easy to make. Cut out a star from glitter paper, and paint the craft stick with watercolors. Once the paint is dried, glue the glitter star to one end of the craft stick.
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4. Washi Tape Bookmarks
These cute DIY bookmarks are a favorite among kids! Use card stock, washi tape, scissors, ribbon, and a hole punch to create these bookmarks. You can even personalize the bookmark using alphabet stamps!
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5. Nosy Monster Bookmarks
Students will love making these awesome bookmarks! They will use a free bookmark template to make these big-nosed monsters. Make sure you have scissors, glue, googly eyes, stickers, and construction paper.
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6. Photo Bookmarks
These cute photo bookmarks would make a wonderful gift! Get your students to pose in fun ways for adorable pictures, and then laminate them and cut them out. Students can tie colorful tassels to the top of the laminated photo to add a bit of color.
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7. Confetti Shaker Bookmarks
Kids will love these cool confetti bookmarks! You will need clear sheet protectors, confetti, ribbon, hole punch, and a fuse tool or a sewing machine. As an adult, you will need to be the one to operate the sewing machine or fuse tool.
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8. Bookworm Bookmarks
These handmade bookmarks are absolutely adorable! Students will need several small circles cut from patterned scrapbook paper, googly eyes, markers, and glue to create these cute bookmarks.
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9. Troll Bookmarks
Lots of kids love trolls! These cute troll bookmarks are simple to make. The only supplies you need for this craft are feathers, popsicle sticks, glue, markers, and paint. Encourage your students to make one today!
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10. Flower Bookmarks
Kids will have a blast making these beautiful bookmarks! Paint popsicle sticks with green paint and uses a free template to create the flower petals from colorful paper. Glue the petals together and adhere to the popsicle stick for this masterpiece.
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11. Paper Clip Bookmark With Ribbon
These paper clip bookmarks are the perfect project for kids and are extremely simple to make. All you need is colorful, vinyl-coated, jumbo paper clips. You will cut small pieces of ribbon to tie on top of the paper clip to finish the creation.
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12. Heart Corner Bookmarks
Heart corner bookmarks make great Valentine's Day gifts! The origami heart bookmark is a terrific origami craft for beginners. Use pink or red origami paper and scissors to make this simple and adorable craft.
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13. Traced Feather Bookmarks
These cool bookmarks are fun for kids to make! They get to trace real feathers and use watercolor paints, ribbon, scissors, and cardstock to create these bookmarks that are tiny masterpieces of art.
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14. Duct Tape Bookmarks
Duct tape comes in a variety of patterns and colors. Lay two pieces of duct tape on one another, trim them and add ribbon and beads to make these fun bookmarks. Kids love these!
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15. Animal Bookmarks
Kids will have so much fun creating these cute animal bookmarks. Young readers will enjoy using popsicle sticks, glue, construction paper, markers, and paint to create these simple and adorable bookmarks.
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16. Bird DIY Bookmarks
Embrace nature with these gorgeous bookmarks! Watch a quick tutorial to learn step-by-step directions for making these precious bookmarks out of felt and jumbo paper clips. These bookmarks make great gifts for book lovers!
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17. Fabric Magnetic Bookmarks
These cute magnetic bookmarks are a blast to make! All you need is scraps of fabric, a piece of card stock, a hot glue gun, and thin magnetic strips. These make the perfect gift for anyone who likes to read.
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18. Paint Chip Heart Bookmarks
These cute bookmarks make the perfect gifts for Valentine's Day! Visit your local hardware store and pick up several free paint chips in reds and pinks. Grab a heart punch, hole punch, and ribbon, and you are well on your way to creating these cute and inexpensive bookmarks.
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19. Tie-Dye Bookmarks
These cool bookmarks are made with an easy art technique using rubbing alcohol and Sharpie markers. Kids of all ages will be fascinated when making these cute creations. Gather your supplies, watch the tutorial, and make your own tie-dye bookmark today!
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20. Bead and Ribbon Bookmarks
These ribbon and beaded bookmarks are super easy to make, and they are perfect teacher gifts! Use a variety of beads in different shapes and sizes as well as colorful ribbons to create your very own unique bookmark.
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21. Fruit Slice Corner Bookmarks
These fruit corner bookmarks are a fun summer activity for kids! Use a square of origami paper and folds to make your very own cute and fun fruit bookmark that fits over the corner of your book page.
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22. Scrapbook Paper Bookmarks
These creative bookmarks are easy, inexpensive, and fun. As a matter of fact, you probably already have all of the supplies needed to create these crafty DIY bookmarks. These make the perfect classroom activity!
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23. Paint Chip Bookmarks
Does your child need a quick and inexpensive teacher gift? Use paint chips and ribbon to create these adorable bookmarks. Your child can even write a sweet note to the teacher on these bookmarks.
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24. Button Bookmarks
Grab some vinyl-coated paper clips and some old buttons to create these precious homemade book clips for the book lover in your life. These handmade gifts are sure to make your book-loving friend smile!
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25. Stained Glass Bookmarks
These eye-catching stained glass bookmarks will allow your child to experiment with a variety of colors. These bookmarks are fun and super simple to make. Grab your supplies and let your child make several at one time.
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26. Hand Flower Bookmarks
These precious bookmarks make great gifts for Mother's Day! Students will trace their hands on colored paper and glue the hands to painted popsicle sticks. Mothers will cherish these beautiful bookmarks for years to come.
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27. Minion Bookmarks
Kids love Minions, and they will definitely love making these cute bookmarks! These bookmarks are simple and inexpensive, and they will be completely handmade by your little cutie.
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