Today I would like to show you how to make these really cute bookmarks. If any of you came along to the Mary Frances Trust’s 25th anniversary event at Denbies last September, then you might remember how to make them!
You will need:
- Orange pen/coloured pencil
- Black pen/coloured pencil
The first thing you need to do is make your paper into a square shape. I used a sheet of A4 paper so will give the instructions based on this but please adjust if you are using another size of paper.
Firstly, I folded the paper in half and then cut down the crease. You will now have two pieces of paper so can make two book marks!
Next with one of the pieces I folded it diagonally up from the corner to the opposite edge. Then cut away the remaining paper along the side.
You should now be left with a folded over triangle shape. Make sure you have the fold at the bottom and take the point on the right and bring it up to meet the point at the top. Now repeat on the left side.
Next you open up the folds again and then take just the top piece of paper and fold it downwards so it meets the bottom edge. Now fold the two outer points back up to meet the top point again.
Next with those two points that should be facing the top you need to fold them outwards and slightly sloping downward so the shape of the two folds looks like a V.
Lastly, and this bit can be a bit tricky, you fold each side backwards into the centre space so the new fold sits over the fold of the paper underneath. You should be left with two ear shapes sticking out. You might need to adjust these a little so they look even.
Now all that is left is to colour them in. I made one with pens and one with pencils. You can also experiment and make all sorts of different animals! Here are some others I have made in the past.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks activity. If you have any ideas or would like me to try and use certain materials that you might have at home, then please do get in touch. As always I would love to see any of your creations. Please get in touch and send photos via my social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as: The Crafty Hare UK (@thecraftyhareuk) or you can post your photo by replying on the MFT posts.
See you next week!
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