Monday, May 23, 2011

Bookmark Monsters

Get ready for summer everyone! To help you prepare, I thought I would share this amazingly cute project I found for corner bookmarks that look like monsters. The instant I saw this project I thought it would be perfect for families to do together and it might even get the kiddies interested in their summer reading list (maybe you can make it into a monster hunt game). I found this idea on another blog, but changed up the pattern just a little.

Here is the URL for the original project:

You're gonna need a few things to complete the project, but if you're already a paper crafter you'll be one step ahead. The supplies are: cute scrapbooking paper in patterns and solid colors (I liked small polka dots and flowered paper), a 1.5 inch circle punch, a 1 inch circle punch, a 1/2 inch circle punch, double sided tape, the Martha Stewart scoreboard, a trimmer, and a scissors.

With the trimmer, cut one 3 inch square and one 3.5 inch square. Cut the larger square in half diagonally to make two triangles (you will only use one of these triangles per bookmark).

Using the scoreboard, score a 1/4 inch in on each of the short sides to form tabs and trim the edges of the tabs in at an angle. The triangle should now look like the left hand shape in the picture above.

Fold in the tabs and use the tape to attach the triangle to the larger square. This is the head of your book loving monster.

For the eyes I used the 1.5 inch punch for the outer white parts, the 1 inch punch for the colored iris, and the 1/2 inch punch for the pupils. Layer all the different parts of the eyes, one on top the other, and atttach with the double sided tape. Out of white cardstock, cut some big pointy teeth for your monster's mouth and tape to the inside of the triangle piece.

Now you have a monster who just loves to devour your books (and saves your place).

I hope you had as much fun with this project as I did. Don't forget to stay tuned for more Ben Franklin summer fun.

Puna @ Enchanted Lake

1 comment:

  1. Eeeek! This project is a monster of an idea. I'm going to make some to give with scary books by Stephen King.