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. 


Did you like this video? What kind of bookmark would you like to make? Tell us about it!

Average: 3.3 (18 votes)

Submitted by BlueMate9999 on Fri, 12/07/2024 - 12:24


I can make this easly my brother teach me

Submitted by PrincessTrumpetTabla on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 19:44


Hi QueenPopPixie,
We're happy to read that you made one bookmark. I hope you enjoy it!
Happy days,

Submitted by PrincessTrumpetTabla on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 18:21


Dear MasterCastleEmerald:
I'm happy you like the alien bookmark! Even though it's funny, I like it too.
Happy days,

Submitted by PrincessTrumpetTabla on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 17:40


This video is beautiful. A week ago I made a bat bookmark for any book. I'm going to make one for my mom, so when she can't find her favorite page she'll bookmark it.

I love bookmarks!

Submitted by ProfessorDecadeLake on Sun, 07/11/2021 - 14:57

I think that is a nice idea, so if you lost the page, so you can use it.

Submitted by PrincessChocol… on Sat, 06/11/2021 - 17:03

Hi, the idea is beautiful if you lost the page

Submitted by AgentRadio70 on Tue, 05/10/2021 - 11:43

I like the alien bookmark! I'm going to make a cat bookmark.

Submitted by CaptainSkittleJuly on Thu, 02/09/2021 - 15:58

I like it . I will make this

Submitted by QueenMoonlightDragon on Tue, 10/08/2021 - 15:28

Hello I'm QueenMoonlightDragon ( I pretty like this name! ) I love the bats bookmark! ~ because it's pretty cute! ~ and the aliens too ~ it's pretty ugly! But also cute too!(●'◡'●) ~ Ha ha! And thank you much, Brittish Council! Really love this video!!!(●'◡'●)

Submitted by MissInternetEarth on Wed, 11/08/2021 - 08:58

In reply to by QueenMoonlightDragon


Hi QueenMoonlightDragon,

We're happy to read that you like the bookmarks. I love them too!


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by AgentGirl8 on Thu, 06/05/2021 - 10:48

The video is good (UvU)-3

Submitted by MissDuckTram on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 16:44

ı do not know maybe it will be a bat. ı love bats

Submitted by LovelyOpal6000 on Sun, 07/02/2021 - 19:26

Hi, I can not watch videos or stories, it is happening to my brother too.

Hi LovelyOpal6000smiley
We've checked the video and it seems to work OK. Try using a different browser. Can you ask an adult to help you? 
Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

Can I have a question? Did LovelyOpal6000 is your sister?

Hi QueenMoonlightDragon,

BluePixieWand is one of the adults who works on the LearnEnglish Kids website. We're here to make sure that the site is a safe place for kids to practise their English.

I hope that helps.


Best wishes,


LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by AwesomeAmulet5 on Wed, 30/12/2020 - 06:59

nice by arunesh

Submitted by LadyViolet7000 on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 16:27

Yes! I did it! I did it! I finish it!

Submitted by ShinyGarnet4 on Mon, 07/09/2020 - 07:01

l like the number two one

Submitted by MasterCastleEmerald on Mon, 07/09/2020 - 02:15

I like the alien bookmark

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