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Make a bookmark

Arts & crafts

Make a bookmark

What to do with this activity?

You Will Need.

  1. Used file folders
  2. Ruler
  3. Scissors
  4. Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  5. Clear tape

Here's How


Cut rectangles out of the file folders that are 2 inches (5 centimeters) wide and 6 inches (15 centimeters) long.

Decorate your bookmarks with your supplies. Have stickers? Use them too!

When you're finished, put a layer of clear tape on the decorated side of your bookmark. Put the tape on both sides if you decorated both.

If you want, you can punch a hole at the top of your bookmark and tie a ribbon or tassel through it.

You can make as many bookmarks as you want! Try making holiday-themed bookmarks as gifts for your friends and family, too. Use your imagination and think of what else you could use to make bookmarks, such as colourful magazine pages, birthday cards, or strips of cloth from your old clothes.


  • Why am I doing this?

    Pretend games help your child to develop their language skills and practise things they have seen and heard. Games and activities that build concentration and thinking skills are great for your child. They build skills such as being able to see patterns, being able to group things together and using numbers. Being able to join in games and working with you or other people on a project, is a life skill used every day and a way many people learn.

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to tell you about games they play – with other children, at school or on the computer. Get them to explain the rules of the game to you. Imaginative play is important too so encourage your child in any creative play they are engaged in.  

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