How to Make an Origami Bookmark

It's always fun to find new reasons to read. Something as simple as making your own bookmark can get a child very excited to read. In this blog, you'll learn how to make an Origami Bookmark but also how to make Origami paper!

But first, watch the video on how to cut your Origami Paper:

What you'll need:

Printer paper or binder paper



What you'll need:

Squares of paper. Around 6” is a good size but you can make your bookmarks a little larger or smaller if you wish.

Markers, stickers, paper scraps for decoration



Step 1: Lay a square of paper on the table top in a diamond position. 

Step 2: Invite your child to fold the diamond in half, taking the bottom corner to the top to form a triangle.

Step 3: With the triangle pointing up, he can then take the bottom left point up to meet the center point at the top and crease firmly. Glue in place.

Step 4: Repeat with the right corner. The paper should now be a smaller, folded diamond.

Step 5: Flip the diamond over.

Step 6: Taking the top layer of paper only, invite your child to fold the bottom point up to the top point and crease and then unfold.

Step 7: She will then fold the same point under, tucking it into the pocket formed as she gently squeezes the outer corners.

Step 8: Decorate!

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