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32 Kid’s DIY Handmade Bookmark Crafts

32 Kid’s DIY Handmade Bookmark Crafts


Start off the school year with all the things each child needs, from pencils, notebooks and yes, plenty of bookmarks. Gather the kids and your crafting supplies! These are 32 fun do-it-yourself bookmark crafts you can make at home for back to school.

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Kid’s Bookmark Crafts

It’s a pet-peeve of mine to see my kids using whatever they can get their hands on as a bookmark – a sock, snack wrapper, a receipt. Or the worst, when the book is splayed out flat, bending the spine-Ack!!

My 9 year old is an avid reader so it’s very common for him to have multiple books being read at the same time. I have a good amount of bookmarks ready for him to grab whenever he starts up a new story.

These DIY bookmark crafts range in textiles from paper to wood and other creative mediums. This round-up includes many of my blogging friends (photos used with permission). Click over to get the tutorials and support their small businesses.

Gift a book along with a coordinated bookmark. For book suggestions, read this gift guide with 100 best books for kids. Keep reading for more DIY bookmark crafts you can make with the kids!

Wooden Bookmark

A combination of hand painted wood and personalized vinyl, these wooden bookmarks are a unique piece of art. Click through for the full wooden bookmark craft tutorial!

Paper Printable Bookmark Crafts

In Our Spare Time offers this Printable Coloring Bookmark with a fun, underwater theme that kids can decorate themselves.

Photo credit: In Our Spare Time

It’s a bookmark! It’s a stick puppet! How cute is this Made with Happy Bat Craft Paper Bookmark for the Halloween season?

Image credit: Made With Happy

Mermaids and glitter shine together in this colorful printable Mermaid Bookmark template from Three Kids, Three Cats and a Husband.

Photo credit: Three Kids, Three Cats and a Husband

All you need is origami paper, glue and a pen to create these sweet Ladybug Corner Bookmarks from ConservaMom.

Image credit: Conservamom

For this DIY Graduation Bookmark, Ann’s Entitled Life includes a printable card idea for gifting this bookmark to a graduate.

Photo credit: Ann’s Entitled Life

For these printable paper bookmark crafts, you’ll need a printer with colored ink. I highly recommend signing up for HP Instant Ink. Your HP printer will connect to the Instant Ink program and automatically detect when you’re running low on ink.

No more last minute runs to the store or trying to figure out which cartridge you need for your printer! Plus the cost is at a great price, especially given the convenience. Choose the plan that works best for you. Try HP Instant Ink for yourself!

Fabric DIY Bookmark Crafts

Easy DIY Corner Bookmarks from Happiest Camper are an excellent way to make good use of scrap fabrics! This is a great first sewing machine project for youngsters.

Photo credit: Happiest Camper

These Fabric Bookmarks from Easy Things to Sew combine both machine and handstitching for a rustic and raw edged look.

Image credit: Easy Things to Sew

Hit the scrap bin and make up a bunch of these Simple Fabric Bookmarks from Needlepointers. Just a basic straight edge stitch is needed.

The DIY Dreamer offers these step-by-step instructions for Sewing Fabric Bookmarks, another awesome beginning project for someone learning how to sew.

Photo credit: DIY Dreamer

No Sew and No Glue Bookmark Crafts

Using just flowers and clear contact paper, Lovely Indeed shows how to create elegant and beautiful Pressed Paper Flower Bookmarks.

Photo credit: Lovely Indeed

Want to use fabric but not the sewing machine? Try this No Sew Upcycled Fabric from Creative Green Living.

Duct tape is a cool and trendy material for creating durable crafts. DIY Candy shares how to make Duck Tape Corner Bookmarks in this tutorial.

Image credit: DIY Candy

Bookmarks with Paint, Crayons and Markers

Print, cut and hand over these Printable Unicorn Bookmarks to your Unicorn loving kids Simple Everyday Mom. With just markers and crayons, they’ll have their own whimsical page markers!

Image credit: Simple Everyday Mom

Create these unique Watercolor Bookmarks using the tips from Projects With Kids. Use watercolor paper, paints and stamps to make beautiful and creative bookmarks that are also mini pieces of art!

Photo credit: Projects With Kids

Bookmark Crafts with Paperclips

Crafty kids will enjoy making these Fabric Yo Yo Bookmarks from In Our Spare Time. Use your scrap fabrics and button stash to make unique page holders.

Image credit: In Our Spare Time

Using basic felt and puff paint, get the details on how to design your own Paperclip Bird Bookmark from Craftsy Hacks.

Image credit: Craftsy Hacks

If ultra-easy is your game, you can’t beat this Simple Ribbon Bookmark from Craftivity Designs. Uses just paperclips and leftover ribbons.

Photo credit: Craftivity Designs

Leather Bookmarks

  • Get the tips on how to customize these simply no-sew Handmade Leather Bookmarks from Making Manzanita, including paint, wax and and cord loops.
  • This edgy and sophisticated DIY Leather Bookmark craft from A Rose Tinted World is an awesome project for a tween or teen.

Felt Bookmark Crafts

These easy Felt Bird DIY Bookmarks use a simple paperclip and colored felt. Use the detailed instructions from Sustain My Craft Habit to decorate these birds as creatively as you wish.

Image credit: Sustain My Craft Habit

From Easy Things to Sew, try making a Felt Flower Elastic Book Band. Easy to put together and a do-able first sewing project for kids.

Photo credit: Easy Things to Sew

Paper Crafted Bookmarks

These Rocket Craft Bookmarks from Kim and Carrie use leftover colored craft or construction paper to make simple pieced-together paper pageholders.

Photo credit: Kim and Carrie

Give kids a hand with marking their page with this Handprint Kid’s Bookmark Craft from Craftsy Hacks. Totally personalized, young kids will enjoy making this craft project together!

Image credit: Craftsy Hacks

Hold your place in the Christmas classic story and make a whimsical Grinch Bookmark from Family Budgeting.

Image credit: Family Budgeting

How adorable are these paper craft Ladybug Bookmarks from Mommy Made That! Step by step directions for crafting the corner bookmark and printable for the insect.

Photo credit: Mommy Made That

Tasseled Bookmarks

Love Our Real Life Cardstock Handmade Bookmark includes instructions for making your own simple yarn tassel.

This rainbow tailed Unicorn Bookmark is all about the tassel! Find out how to make this adorable bookmark and tassel using the tutorial on Tikkido.

Photo credit: Tikkido

Bookmarks with Buttons

From A Rose Tinted World, these handmade Fabric and Button Bookmarks loop around the book pages using a button and elastic band.

A button, a paperclip and glue – that’s all you need to craft these Needlepointers Button Bookmarks that are a perfect way to use favorite buttons in your stash.

More Handcrafted Bookmark Crafts

Save up those ice pop sticks and recycle them into something beautiful! Check out this Made with Happy Popsicle Stick DIY Flower Bookmark, which shows how to create simple craft paper flowers.

Photo credit: Made with Happy

Do you save those teeny tiny scraps from fabric cuts? This is just the project for you! This craft for Scrap Fabric Bookmarks from Upcycle My Stuff results in completely unique and creative designs.

With just hot glue, elastic and denim scraps, kids can make this charming No-Sew Elastic Book Band from Sustain My Craft Habit.

Image credit: Sustain My Craft Habit

If you have a way with a crochet hook and yarn, these dainty Crochet Bookmarks from Crochet n’ Create are perfect.

Kitty lovers will adore making these precious (and super easy) Cat Bookmarks, crafted from paint chips by DIY Candy.

Photo credit: DIY Candy

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