Check out these cute folded bookmarks from Living and Learning at Home.
We thought they would would also be great as pets (a cat, a dog, and a hamster) to keep us company while reading a good book and protect our page when we’re not.
The original tutorial is HERE and is the basis for our version of these bookmarks. Plus, the site has a printable you can download and just cut and paste if you don’t want to do all the measuring and stuff.
To create each of these versions, begin with steps 1 – 9 below to make the base of the bookmark, and then we will make unique decorations to create our pets.
♥ Draw three 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares in an L shape on cardstock.
♥ On the top left and top right squares draw a dividing line from the bottom left corner to the top right, scribble it out.
♥Cut out L shaped squares.
♥Trim off scribbled off portion.
♥Now you will use this piece as your template for all other bookmarks.
♥Trace cardstock template onto desired base colors.
♥Use a ruler and the rounded end of scissors to crease triangle ends of cardstock.
♥Fold both triangles inward, glue down.
♥ We used a tan cardstock with a pattern on the reverse side to peek out on the inside.
♥ Cut small triangles from the tan cardstock, and slightly smaller triangles from pink cardstock. Glue the pink triangles to tan ones to form ears, and glue to the backside of folded bookmark.
♥ Cut 2 small almond shapes from white cardstock, use a green marker to draw slits.
♥ Cut and glue on a small black triangle for the nose.
♥ Add details like whiskers and a mouth with markers.
♥ Use dark brown cardstock for the main portion of your pup.
♥ Cut white cardstock circles for eyes, glue to face.
♥ Glue white triangle ears on the back of bookmark.
♥ Cut a black nose and secure to face with glue.
♥ Use markers to add details.
♥ Use tan or light brown colored cardstock for the face and body.
♥ Add dark brown half ovals for ears, glued to back of head.
♥ Glue a small pink circle of cardstock on for a nose.
♥ Complete hamster details with a marker.
We love making these with different colors and materials. You can use felt or glitter or google eyes or whatever you want.