It's easy (and green!) to make your own bookmarks. They make great gifts, too!

Photo: Five bookmarks

You Will Need

  • Used file folders
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  • 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 colorful magazine pages, birthday cards, or strips of cloth from your old clothes.

Text by NG Kids staff
Photograph courtesy Conrad Zeglin