How to make a funky bookmark

You will need

  • Coloured card
  • Black pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Take your first piece of brown card (this will be the main part of the bookmark) and cut it down to a 15cm square
  2. Fold it in half to make a triangle
  3. Fold the two bottom corners to the top, making a square shape, then unfold back into a triangle
  4. Fold the top corner of the triangle (only fold one layer of paper) to meet the bottom of the triangle
  5. Glue the two bottom corners folding them back up. Stick them into the gap made by folding the top corner in step 4. You should be left with a square shape with a pocket on the inside of one half
  6. Turn the bookmark so the pocket is facing downwards
  7. Decorate the top of the card with a shell pattern
  8. Draw around your bookmark onto some light blue card, then draw a curved line from two opposite corners
  9. Using scissors (DONT FORGET TO ASK HELP FROM A GROWN-UP) cut out the cone shape
  10. Glue this on the inside of the bookmark
  11. On some green card, outline Shelley's head and two legs. Then carefully cut them out (make sure you leave a little extra length on the neck and legs)
  12. Glue the head and legs on the inside of the shell, then fold them over so they stick up from under the shell
  13. Using the white card, draw two eyes, and six claws. Carefully cut them out and stick them onto Shelley
  14. Using a black pen, draw the face
  15. Now it's time to get reading, hook the bookmark over the corner of the page when you are done!


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  • Comment number 19. Posted by LilacWinteryMallard

    21 Feb 2019 17:14
  • Comment number 18. Posted by PinkSparklyFluffyDancer

    16 Feb 2019 9:52
    Well done, you found me once again! Here is your next clue...

    Don’t you ever think about all the bugs?
    Sitting outside freezing cold?
    The beetles must need somewhere to rest?
    How about a hotel... or a nest?

    Good luck!
  • Comment number 17. Posted by U17303481

    24 Nov 2018 8:41
    This looks great!
  • Comment number 16. Posted by OmbreUnicorn

    23 Nov 2018 18:08
    I will be making this for my book mark!!! I LOVE it!!
  • Comment number 15. Posted by HermionesCat

    17 Nov 2018 17:31
    I making all of these for my friends!
  • Comment number 14. Posted by U17267542

    10 Nov 2018 17:29
    very good but a little hared to do it with paper.
  • Comment number 13. Posted by Kittycorn Potter

    10 Nov 2018 12:18
    @Zoe +Pizza +Kiolin

    Wanna be friends?

  • Comment number 12. Posted by Kittycorn Potter

    10 Nov 2018 12:17
    I made my shelley one.... Looks great!

  • Comment number 11. Posted by DancingZoe

    10 Nov 2018 9:23
    Looks Great!👍🏼
    Going to make it!😆
    💙👩🏻Zesty Zoe👩🏻💙
  • Comment number 10. Posted by HufflepuffGirl

    9 Nov 2018 19:48
All Blue Peter
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