No matter how old I get, I’ll always love making easy paper crafts. There’s just something so satisfying about turning a simple thing that we used everyday into some kind of character or something useful! Recently, in trying to come up with new ideas to teach my kids so they’ll love paper crafts as much as I do, I found a way to combine those two things and make something from paper that’s both cute and useful. That’s how we found ourselves making these awesome polar bear bookmarks!
Just in case you’d like to learn how to make polar bear bookmarks too, here’s a full set of instructions complete with photos. If you’re more of a video tutorial fan, scroll to the bottom of his post to find one!
For this project, you’ll need:
- White paper
- Glue stick
- Googly eyes
- Markers (black and pink)
Gather your materials!
Turn your piece of paper landscape and cut it in half. Then, cut a piece about two inches wide off the end of one half, leaving with with a rectangular strip and a square (you can set the other entire half aside). Cut a half inch strip off the end of your rectangular piece and fold it in half. Cut an ear shape into that, keeping the bottom edge straight and rounding off the corners and edges above that. Because you folded the sheet in half, you’ll end up with two little ears for your polar bear!
Take your white square piece and turn it so it looks like a diamond, with a corner at the top and the bottom. Fold it in half upwards, so the bottom point meets with the top point, and then take the top point of your top half and turn it back down on itself again, folding it so the point meets up with your bottom folded edge.
Turn your newly triangular shape so you can take the right hand point and fold it upward on a diagonal so the top meets top top point. Repeat the process on the other side, folding the bottom left corner to meet up with the top point. You now have a square shape!