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12 Fun & Easy Homemade Bookmarks That Kids Can Make

Looking for some fun craft ideas for kids? Here are 12 fun and easy homemade bookmarks that kids can make and use, and even give as gifts.

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3bookmarks_white_lo2#1. Beady Bookmarks

These beady bookmarks from smallforbig are so cute and all you need is some embroidery thread and some different shapes of thread-able beads. They require a bit of skill to tie the shapes together, so you may need to help younger kids.

Top tip: layout your design in advance so you know which bead goes first.

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diy-bookmarks-09#2.  Tape Bookmarks

What could be simpler than these lovely tape bookmarks from babble? Just have the kids cover rectangle shaped cards in tape of their choice and customise them with funny sayings from magazines or comics. Funny, amusing and easy!

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heart-paperclip-msl212_vert#3. Heart Bookmark

This is such a beautiful alternative to your traditional straight bookmark from Marthastewart. All you need is some coloured card and heart stencils. This would make a great gift for Valentine’s day too!

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gt039_ribbonbook1_l#4. Ribbon Bookmark

This ingenious ribbon bookmark from blissfullydomestic is another beautiful creative idea. All you need are some coloured ribbons in different width and colours, a utility knife and beads to decorate. Probably best for grownups to make the slits with the utility knife.

janbrett#5. Simply Print!

Too lazy or no time to make your own bookmarks? Here is a great site from janbrett where you can just print your own! You can choose from many different themes or holiday seasons. These would be perfect as gift ideas!

magneticbookmarks#6. Magnetic Bookmarks

Get those old cereal boxes, a scissors, some stickers, glue and a few magnets. That’s all you need to make these really cute customised magnetic bookmarks from flipflobandapplesauce.

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penguinsnowmen#7. Penguin and Snowmen Bookmarks

These penguin and snowmen bookmarks from jinjerup are another really simple one to do, and would be perfect for younger kids. All you need is some hard card, paper, a printer and some scissors.

The bellies of these little penguins and snowmen are cut out to create your overhang on your page. These would make cute Christmas gifts for friends and relatives.

photobookmark#8. DIY Photo Bookmarks

We are loving this idea from nearlycrafty where a photo of your child is the bookmark! You will need a laminator or plastic sheet, some embroidery thread, hole puncher, scissors, your child’s picture and cardboard for this one.

These would make lovely presents for Mum, Dads and Grandparents.

corner one#9. Corner Bookmarks

Anyone for a bit of sewing? If your child can make a few basic stitches, then this bookmark craft from weakandwhimsy is a lovely one to try. You will simply need some felt, scissors, needle and embroidery thread and let their imaginations fly.

dress#10. Dress Bookmarks

This dress bookmark from amorascrafts requires a bit more skill as it involves tracing, stitching,ironing and some gluing, so would be ideal for older kids. It’s a wonderful way to make a really unique bookmark that you can customise in any way. Perfect for your wannabe fashion designers!

colour card#11. DIY Bookmark

Want a new way to use up those old colour cards from the DIY store? Then this idea from daisy-pickers is the perfect upcycling project for kids. Just get a small decorative hole puncher, some thread and some beads. Really simple and will keep the little ones occupied for ages!

paper cliups#12. Paperclip Bookmarks

These paperclip bookmarks from alteredtoperfection are such a neat idea, and perfect for younger kids to try. Just get some lovely strings of different coloured ribbons and some large paper clips, and let the kids get threading.

Perfect for their fine motor skills and there is no glue or mess either!

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Over to you!  Do you have any fun or clever ideas for bookmark?  Let us know in the comment box below.

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Louise Kerrigan is a busy mum of 2 boys and one of our Mykidstime content team. She's an avid foreign traveller, and does confess to devouring the odd bar of Toblerone.