How to make a bookmark

Do you ever need to find your place in a book? Watch this video to learn how to make a bookmark!


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the activities.


MELISA: What's the matter?

EMILY: Pff, I can't find the page!

MELISA: Hmm. Do you know what we could do?

EMILY: No. What?

MELISA: We could make a bookmark! What do you think?

EMILY: That's a great idea!

Melisa, what do we need?

MELISA: We need some coloured paper, scissors and some felt-tip pens.

OK, so the first thing to do is to fold one corner to make a triangle.

Perfect! Then cut off the extra paper.

EMILY: So now we've got a square!

MELISA: That's right! And now, the folding stage.

First turn it around so it's like a diamond shape. Now bring the bottom corner up and fold it to make a triangle. Then, take the right-hand corner, bring it up and fold. Repeat on the other side.

Open it back into a triangle and bring the top corner down and fold. Then bring the flap over and fold it under. Repeat on the other side.

EMILY: Woah! Is it finished?

MELISA: Yes, you made it!

EMILY: Mmm … I think it's missing something!

MELISA: Really? What?

EMILY: Much better!

MELISA: Wow, it's scary!

EMILY: The bats for the horror stories book …

MELISA: The alien for the science-fiction book … And the shark?

EMILY: For the pirates book!

MELISA: We hope you have fun making your own bookmarks!


MELISA: Remember! To make a bookmark:

  • make a paper square
  • fold the square
  • decorate it. 

That's it! Now you can use your bookmark. 


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