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DIY Bookmarks for Kids

This is a special page full of wonderful ideas for DIY bookmarks for kids!  

Reading has always been my favorite thing to do for fun.  Still love the library.  Still love holding a real book, although many others have opted for e-readers.  Not going there unless I’m forced to!!

I will also admit that I collect bookmarks; the fancier the better!

To keep kids interested in reading, get them working on homemade bookmarks. The kiddos love to make their own personal designs, and this page has a wide selection of fun handmade bookmark ideas for kids.

Here you will find DIY bookmarks for kids of all ages!  Bookmarks are so useful (read: no more tissues as bookmarks), and they make great gifts.  Most of the ideas here are fairly easy to make, even for the youngest readers.

There are also more complicated bookmarks like the ones that can be found in pricey bookstores!  Be sure to take a look at the Beaded Thong Bookmarks from Thrifty Fun.  I am planning to make these as holiday gifts for my nieces this year.

How do you make a bookmark out of popsicle sticks?

There are several ideas here that use popsicle sticks as the foundation for the DIY bookmarks.  Wide craft sticks can be colored with bright markers and decorated with stickers.  This is great for the little ones.

Another idea below is to attach homemade felt flowers to the tops of popsicle sticks.  They are so adorable!

How do you make a creative bookmark?

There are many creative bookmark ideas made with ribbons, beads, cross stitch and even duct tape!  Scroll down to see some of these unique and creative bookmark ideas for kids.

The duct tape bookmark ideas for kids are very popular, and several can be found below.  If the kids like to work with duct tape, we have other duct tape ideas to check out.

This page also has links to creative homemade bookmarks that are made from crochet, which is a novel idea!  Using a crochet hook and yarn, create a cute bookworm to keep the place marked in a book.

Crochet is a fun activity for kids and adults alike. If you want more crochet ideas, we have those too!

What should I write in my bookmarks?

Many people like to have an inspirational quote written on their homemade bookmarks. Personalizing a DIY bookmark is great when given as a gift.  There are ideas below that have sayings for a fathers’ day bookmark as well as a bookmark made for grandma.

Some inspirational quotes that are nice for homemade bookmarks for kids are:

  • “Just one more chapter..”
  • “Eat, sleep, read”
  • “I read past my bedtime”
  • “Sleep is good but books are better”
  • “So many books, so little time”

Scroll on down this page for a variety of bookmark ideas for kids.  Then head to the library to grab a stack of books and put those bookmarks to good use!

DIY Bookmarks for Kids

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After School Special Bookmark

Make a personalized bookmark that showcases a favorite color and shape. Sew News

Bead and Ribbon Bookmark

Bead and Ribbon Bookmark

Easy, quick project for kids. Ideal project for a group of children. Craftbits.com

Beaded Bookmark

A fun craft that kids can do in minutes. These bookmarks make great gifts. Thrifty Fun

Beaded Thong Bookmarks

An easy to make and an excellent project to use up odd bead leftovers from other projects. Thrifty Fun

Bookmark - Spool Knitted Bookmark

Bookmark - Spool Knitted Bookmark

This video will show you how to make a spool knitter flower bookmark. Needlepointers.com

Bookmark Craft with Duct Tape

Bookmark Craft with Duct Tape

Using supplies like beads, cardboard from a cereal box as well as friendship thread, and duct tape to make these bookmarks. Fun Learning Life

Bookmark For Grandma

Kids can make this sweet bookmark as a gift for Grandma. Kreink

Bookmark Tutorial

Bookmark Tutorial #ad

Beginner duct tapers can make some easy bookmarks for themselves or to give as gifts. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Bookworm Bookmark

This adorable crochet bookmark is so much fun to make. Free Craft Unlimited

Button Bookmark

Button Bookmark

Learn how to make a super simple, fun button bookmark. A excellent gift giving idea. Needlepointers.com

Craft Stick Bookmarks

Craft Stick Bookmarks

Kids can make quick bookmarks using craft sticks, paint, stickers and stamps. Craft Bits

Crewel Bookmark

Tweens and teens will enjoy making this bookmark as a gift or for themself. Caron Collection

Crocheted Bookmark

A simple crochet bookmark pattern. Great project to learn how to crochet for adult or child. Yarni Gras

Duct Tape Bookmark

You can make a variety of bookmarks out of duct tape. It’s a cheap and fun material to work with, and you can have a unique bookmark that you made by hand. WikiHow

Duct Tape Bookmarks

Duct tape bookmarks are a fun and simple craft for kids. Inspire their creativity with this duct tape tutorial. The Simple Crafted Life

Easy Bookmarks for Kids

Easy Bookmarks for Kids

Get out some watercolor paint and stickers for this Easy Kid Made Bookmark. Mess For Less

Fabric Bookmark

Fabric Bookmark

A fabric bookmark is a wonderful beginner sewing project for kids or adults. Learn how to make an adorable fabric bookmark by watching our video and reading our free pattern instructions. This is a kids can sew project.
Make them for any holiday, keep or give as a gift or use as a stocking stuffer.
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Felt Cactus Bookmark

Felt Cactus Bookmark

Here’s a quick and easy bookmark craft for kids. Sum of Their Stories

Felt Flower Bookmark

Felt Flower Bookmark

With this tutorial, these adorable felt flower bookmarks are the perfect spring craft for kids! Darcy and Brian

Felt Rainbow Bookmark

Felt Rainbow Bookmark

This colorful felt rainbow bookmark is a simple craft for kids to make. Check out this free tutorial. Darcy and Brian

Fish Bookmarks

Fish Bookmarks

Kids will enjoy coloring these free printable fish bookmarks. Mess For Less

Glowing Worm Bookmark (Cross Stitch)

What a fun little project to make for a child. Kreink

Oval Bookmark

Kids can learn to crochet and make a simple oval bookmark at the same time. Bubamara Design

Paper Weaving Bookmark

A nice project for kids. Things To Make and Do

Pipe Cleaner Bookmark

Pipe Cleaner Bookmark

This quick kids' craft project is made with pipe cleaners, beads and buttons. Craft Bits

World’s Best Dad Bookmarks

World’s Best Dad Bookmarks

Need a Father's Day gift idea! Here are some printable bookmarks anyone would love. Print them out, add pictures to the back, and laminate. Handmade in the Heartland





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