Instead of using random scraps of paper, I whipped up these super colorful and cute feline themed cat bookmarks out of paint chips!
Skills Required: None. These are easy enough for kids to make . . . there will be drawing and cutting. Great for older children or younger kids with assistance.
Are you a cat lover? (Good.) Are you a book lover? (Great.) Do you love colors? (Yes? Me too!) We must be on the same wavelength because today’s DIY bookmarks are just for you! Hiya! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks.
My son and I just started the summer reading program at our library… which means that we’ve been reading . . . a lot. Often times we never quite finish a book, and I’m always left looking around for something to hold our page. Hence this fun summer craft for kids: making our own bookmarks!
You may have seen the other bookmarks we’ve made: the confetti bookmarks, the flower bookmarks, and the origami page corners. I hope you’ll check out these versions because each of them are fun and unique in their own way. Having said that, I’m kind of in love with these kitties!
Now we have tons of cute cat bookmarks lying around to mark our pages all summer long! Bookmarks are great boredom busters you have to try.
Ready to make this purr-fectly adorable bookmark? Let’s get making!
Cute Cat Bookmarks
Gather These Supplies
- Paint Chips
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat (or a piece of cardboard)
- Permanent markers
- Ruler (or straight edge)
Let’s get rid of any unwanted words from your paint chip. Use a ruler to draw guiding lines around the words. Then, cut them out. Erase any leftover pencil marks.
Use your pencil and permanent markers to draw the shape of a cat. Make sure you draw the arms long enough so that they’ll hold onto your page.
Use your scissors to cut out your cat’s ears. Then, use your craft knife to cut around your arms.
Depending on how sharp your knife is, you might have to retrace your cut several times. Erase any stray pencil marks and gently pop out your cat’s arms.
Tada! You’re all done! These DIY cat bookmarks are so easy to make, you could probably make a small army of kitties to hold your pages while watching your favorite tv show.
This is a fun idea for Earth Day since the paint chips are recycled! Get the printable how to card for this project below.
- Paint chips
- Permanent markers
- Cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Get rid of any unwanted words from your paint chip. Use a ruler to draw guiding lines around the words. Then, cut them out. Erase any leftover pencil marks.
- Use a pencil and permanent markers to draw the shape of a cat. Draw the arms long enough so that they’ll hold onto a book page.
- Use scissors to cut out the cat’s ears. Then, use the craft knife to cut around the arms.
- Erase any stray pencil marks and gently pop out the cat’s arms to finish.
If you enjoyed this easy and colorful cat craft, then you’ll also enjoy these other ideas from the blog. Happy reading and happy making, friends!