Even with all the digital books out there, many of us still love our hard-copy reads. Our children love them too, and it’s wonderful to cozy up together with a good book. And every good book needs a nice bookmark. So I thought I’d put the word out to blogger friends and find a bunch of them you can make–for all ages and tastes.
1- Use your pretty scrapbook paper to make these page-corner origami bookmarks. They’re sophisticated and simple.
2- Upcycle expired paint-chip cards and accent with rubber stamps and a ribbon on top. See an idea here.
3- Everything seems to look cuter with a little Washi tape on it. This project is perfect for most ages. Dress up a cardboard strip in a hurry, and this bookmark is perfect for personal use or to give as a gift.
4- These Washi-tape bookmarks are made with jumbo craft sticks. Decorate with the tape, drill a hole on top, and decorate with a tassle. So dang cute!
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5- Floral designs are a perfect complement to many books. Take a look at these fun options.
6- You know that adult coloring pages are a rage, but did you ever think of bookmarks for adults to color? Free printables are here for you.
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7- These punny corner bookmarks would be super fun for school-age kids. Use them to motivate readers. Download here.
8- These adorable bookworms are perfect for promoting reading fun! Use scrapbook paper, cut out circles, and assemble. Take a peek here.
9- Bee super creative with this cute bookmark that will survive bendy wear and tear because it’s made of sturdy foam paper.
10- The included template makes it impossible to make ugly bees. 🙂 There’s no reason not to bee happy when you have this bee-utiful bookmark.
11- I have a friend who would love these! From simple craft supplies to super cute, these butterfly bookmarks are fun!
12- More butterflies ready to fly off your page–but they won’t. They’ll hug the corners and be the perfect spot-save for you. See them here.
13- Who can resist ladybugs? This is a fun bookmark project for kids. Using construction paper and a few craft supplies you likely already have on hand, make this simple project at home or at school.
14- These cute corner bookmarks might just fly off the page! They’re very adorable and will be a bright little addition to your bookmark collection.
Birds and Animals Bookmarks
Birds and Owls
15- These tweety felt birds are a cute accent to any book, but you may want to keep this craft to tweens and up.
16- Owls are so smart and stylish. They’re perfect for bookmarks. Make this cute one with these instructions.
17- Panda, polar, or brown–bears make bear-y cute bookmarks. Thank heavens for another free template that makes this project doable and fun.
18- Pugs. Pugs and hugs. These bookmarks are cute for dog lovers. Template included.
19- Ok, unicorns aren’t real animals, but to some they are. 🙂 Add a fluffy yarn tail to a unicorn cardstock cutout, and you’ve got a clever bookmark to ride through the pages of your next reading adventure.
20- This cute unicorn is easy to do with a free printable pattern. Add all the sparkly fun, and this bookmark will make any girl smile.
21- These no-sew upcycled bookmarks are perfect for all ages. Help your kids make them, or whip up a batch to give to your bookclub ladies. Make and embellish with fabric scraps you already have on hand.
22- These cute, double-sided fabric bookmarks whip up in a hurry. Use up your fabric scraps for a fun, handmade gift.
23- Fabric, button embellishments, and a paper clip are pretty much all you need for these fabric yo-yo bookmarks. Find instructions here.
24- This felt bookmark peeks above and below smaller books just as a monster should. A few stitches, and it’s ready to go.
25- Knitted hearts. So cute and perfect to show your love to someone or your love for books. See how to make them here.
26- These flower bookmarks really stand out since they’re made with pipe cleaners. Perfect for older kids.
27- Cheerful. Here are more flower bookmarks just begging to be made. I don’t think you can ever be too old to make and enjoy them.
28- Personalize your leather bookmark any way you want. This article shows where you can get free leather and suggests multiple ways to make your bookmark, which will last . . . forever.
Beads and Ribbon Bookmark
29- I received a similar bookmark a few years ago for Christmas. I still have it and love it. At a glance, these bookmarks say “fancy.”
Bookmarks of Famous Movies
30- Harry Potter fans will love this awesome sorting hat bookmark! Recommended for tweens and up. This craft takes a bit of skill.
31- Tweens and teens who love Harry Potter will love these Hogwarts house bookmarks. There’s a video plus written instructions to show you how to make them.
32- Big Hero 6 fans rejoice! This fun bookmark will remind you of the movie. Make it here.
33- The Avengers are readers too! Help your kids paint their favorite characters with these bookmarks.
34- Craft sticks make natural light-saber bookmarks. Paint and add a few dots, and you’re ready to fight for the reading universe! Click here to see.
35- Olaf and Elsa never looked cuter! With a few simple supplies and the free template that’s included, you can help your child make these fun bookmarks.
36- These easy-peasy Valentine’s Day bookmarks would be cute to pass out to classmates or to accent a favorite book.
37- Do you have a cri-cut machine? These super-cute, detailed Valentine’s Day bookmarks are perfect to print and color. No one else will have anything so cute in their valentine box.
38- Knitted hearts. So cute and perfect to show your love to someone or your love for books. See how to make them here. We listed this idea twice so you can make it for Valentine’s Day too.
39- Monsters, monsters everywhere . . . Of course they’re going to hide in your books! Making these monster bookmarks would be a festive activity for a school or home Halloween party. A free template and simple supplies make this bookmark craft a snap to do.
40- Bunnies hopping through the pages of your children’s books–or your books. You need these.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
41- What parent wouldn’t want one of these adorable footprint bookmarks from their child. Grandparents would swoon over them too, of course. They’re easy to do and cherished forever.
These are instant downloads to help you remember the books of scripture in order. Bible bookmarks are based on the King James Version.
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