Raising kids is the most important task in our lives, but raising them to be readers is paramount. In order to make kids lovers of the written word, they must be interested in what they are reading. Why not start with some creative DIY bookmarks for kids to make? Wouldn’t these bookmarks get kids’ attention and give them ownership of their learning?
Let’s take a look at these crafty bookmarks for tweens and other fun ones!
Origami Heart Bookmark – These corner bookmarks were easy to make! My kids decorated them with stickers but you could also add glitter or drawings/designs.
DIY Monster Corner Bookmarks – You will love how colorful and fun these silly origami monster bookmarks by Easy Peasy and Fun are! She showcases several different versions.
Animal Bookmarks to Make
Cute Cat Bookmarks – These adorable cat bookmarks made by Pink Stripey Socks have paws that hang over the page to hold your place.
Funky Dinosaur Bookmark – Kids will get a kick out of these funny paperclip bookmarks by My White Idea Diy.
Bookmark Owl – Gi Det Videre also shares how to make cute owl cards.
Bookmarks to Print and Color
Corner Bookmark to Color – This coloring bookmark by Easy Peasy and Fun features a fun outer space design.
Zentangle Inspired – Easy Paper Crafts shares a printable version or kids could easily make their own zentangle bookmark designs.
Coloring Bookmarks with Sayings – These printable bookmarks By Dawn Nicole feature fun saying such as “Get lost in a good book.”
DIY Bookmarks for Kids to Make
Bookmarks can be made from all different supplies and all different ways. You aren’t limited to just paper bookmarks. You can use ribbon, paperclips, cupcake liners and more. Here are just a handful of ways to make bookmarks.
Make Bookmarks From:
- Cupcake Liners – Artsy Momma
- Pom Poms – Rock’n’road
- Perler beads – Babble Dabble Do
- Paint Chips – Mama Miss
- Ribbon – Sparkles of Sunshine (dodaj v searèh)
- Weaved Yarn Bookmark – ABC Creative Learning
- Tie Dye Bookmarks from Sharpies – Happy Hooligans
So what do you think? Which DIY bookmarks for kids would you make with your children? I know my son would love the monster page corner bookmarks, but my daughter would definitely choose the bookmarks you color.
Show your kids this list and then tell us in comments which bookmarks they want to make first. I’m curious to know! And if you’re looking for a list of awesome books for your kids to read next, check out these kids books about telling the truth. They are fun and with an excellent message!
*Originally published 8/20/2016 and updated 6/3/2021.