DIY: Book Markers

I found a picture on Tumblr of monster book markers and I decided to make my own. My roommate like them so much she made me make another one for her!

What you will need:

  • Colored computer paper
  • White computer paper
  • Construction paper or colored card stock
  • Ruler
  • Black marker
  • Tape
  • Glue (optional, I didn’t have it but it might look a little better with Elmer’s)
  • Scissors
First, cut a 2″-by-2″ square on white computer paper. This will be your guide square. Now, cut two squares from the colored computer paper.
Next, tape your guide square to the card stock or construction paper and cut a square that is slightly larger than your guide square on each of the sides. I can’t give a measurement but if I had to guesstimate I’d say mine is about 1/32″.
Then, take your second square and fold it in half, making a triangle. Line this up with your other colored paper square and tape the sides that touch to the other square, creating a slit along the hypotenuse of the triangle. Tape or glue the bottom square to the construction paper or card stock.
Next, you will cut your teeth. Measure along the hypotenuse, mine was 2 13/16″ long by 1/2″ wide. After cutting your paper, fold it into fourths. Now line your paper up to the hypotenous, drawing a line along the square so the teeth won’t stick over the bottom square. Cut slightly below the fold so that the teeth will stay connected. Tape the teeth to the inside of the hypotenuse.
Then, cut two circles of white paper for eyes. I approximated the size, but they are about 12/16″ in diameter. Now cut two smaller circles for the irises, about 9/16″. Place your irises slightly off center of the eyes to create the illusion of looking in a specific direction.
Finally, draw two small pupils in the irises towards the bottom. You can make them look straight ahead, cross eyed, or in a certain direction by placing the pupil correctly. Then tape or glue the irises to the eyes and the eyes to the squares.
And there you have your monster book markers!
Tomorrow will be something new.
The Average Girl
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