Origami for Kids: Pencil Bookmark

Pencil Bookmark

A pencil bookmark is one of the easiest origami crafts for children. And, it is a useful handmade thing!

To make it, you need:

  • One-sided colored paper (which means, one side can be in any color, and the other side is white);
  • Glue stick;
  • Scissors.

How to make a pencil bookmark?

Prepare a rectangular piece of paper. The size of paper depends on what size of the bookmark you want. To us, 21 cm in length and 8.5-9 cm in width is the best.

Pencil Bookmark

Fold the paper in half, with the white side inside.

Pencil Bookmark

Unfold the paper, put it white side up and crease the top, no more than 1 cm.

Pencil Bookmark

Now, turn the paper color side up. Crease the right corner, aligning it along the central fold.

Pencil Bookmark

Then, do the same with the left corner.

Pencil Bookmark

Now, fold the right side again, aligning it along the central fold in the same way as before.

Pencil Bookmark

And, again the left one.

Pencil Bookmark

Position the paper with the white side facing you. You already can see the pencil tip on the top. Fold the bottom part up, defining the height of the white part of the origami pencil.

Pencil Bookmark

Flip the paper around again and fold the sides. First – the right one.

origami pencil

Then, fold the left side, slightly overlapping the right side.

origami pencil

To secure the sides together, open the left side a little and insert the right side of the paper into the flap.

origami pencil

Now, when the lower part is fixed securely, attach the upper side with a glue stick.

origami pencil

Flip it around and, here you are: the origami pencil bookmark is ready!

origami pencil

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