These paper corner bookmarks are simple and easy to make in the classroom or at home – and perfect for a summer reading activity, icebreakers during the first week of school, or a fun classroom activity break. All you need is colored paper!
This paper bookmark craft also works well as a quick lesson in proper book treatment. (No folding page corners of classroom and library books.) Choose any solid or patterned paper.
- Measure a square paper 3¼ inches by 3¼ inches (you may also use larger dimensions as long as the paper is a perfect square).
- Fold paper in half diagonally.
- Fold the top point of the first layer down to the center.
- Fold each side in to the center.
- Refold each side up to the point.
- Finally, tuck the two flaps underneath the fold.
For more activity ideas like this, see The Never-Bored Kid Book series, which offers fun and educational activities for ages 3–10.
Click here for the free bookmark activity, which includes bonus paper projects from The Never-Bored Kid Book!
Heather Foudy is a certified elementary teacher with over 7 years’ experience as an educator and volunteer in the classroom. She enjoys creating lessons that are meaningful and creative for students. She is currently working for Evan-Moor’s marketing and communications team and enjoys building learning opportunities that are both meaningful and creative for students and teachers alike.