DIY Bookmark Ideas For Kids Who Love To Read

Reading is a lifelong habit that kids can form early on. One way to foster this love of reading in your kids (or even yourself) is by making some DIY bookmarks!

These easy bookmark ideas are easy enough for any child to make. They’ll provide hours of crafting fun while also allowing them to create something useful for themselves or others.

DIY bookmarks

DIY Bookmarks for Kids Who Love to Read

It has been said that reading is the foundation of all knowledge. So, to get kids excited about books, it's important to make them accessible and interesting. One way to do this is by adding a little DIY flair with bookmarks! 

These easy bookmark ideas are perfect for getting your kids crafting. These adorable DIY bookmarks for kids should be easy enough for anyone in your family to create, whether they have artistic skills or not. They're great for all ages and are simple, inexpensive, and totally customizable. 

With more than 20 cute bookmark crafts to choose from, your kids will be begging to read and make more bookmarks for their favorite stories.

If you are looking for more ways to encourage your child to read, check out the ideas below: 

bookmark ideas for kids


Homemade Bookmarks for Kids

Easy bookmark ideas for kids

Unicorn Bookmark Idea

These baby unicorn bookmarks are an adorable way to save your place in your favorite fairy tales. They're made with just colored paper and a bit of glue, so you don't have to run out for special materials to make them. They'd make cute favors for a unicorn party along with our DIY unicorn notebooks.

Unicorn bookmark idea for kids


Frozen Bookmark Craft

Elsa and Anna's Frozen story never seems to end in this house! If you have a little princess who's still obsessed with the Disney characters, make this Frozen bookmark craft together on family movie night. Don't worry; it's easy to do, thanks to our free template. It's a terrific project for children learning how to read because they can use them as puppets when reading their favorite stories!

Frozen bookmark craft for kids


DIY Penguin Bookmarks

Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book, and you won't find cuter bookmarks for the winter than these cute penguin bookmarks. Change out the color of the winter hat or leave it off altogether, if you prefer.

DIY penguin bookmark craft for kids


Truffula Tree DIY Bookmarks

Do you have a little one that loves Dr. Seuss? The Lorax is one of our favorite books by the author because it has such an important message about taking care of the environment. These Truffula tree bookmarks are a fun way to incorporate the story into your craft time while making something useful at the same time.

Truffula tree DIY bookmarks for kids


Outer Space Bookmark Ideas

If you're feeling the need for adventure, have fun making your own outer space bookmarks! Use these templates or make up your very own design to put on a bookmark with some glue and glitter—it's totally out of this world!

Outer space bookmark ideas - DIY bookmarks for kids


Easy Bookmark Ideas for Kids

DIY bookmarks for kids

Dr Seuss Color-In Bookmarks

Use these free Dr. Seuss colorable bookmarks by Simple Everyday Mom for your next reading adventure. These cute and creative patterns of Horton, Thing 1, The Lorax, and The Cat in the Hat will make every page a little more special with your child's coloring.

Dr Seuss Color in Bookmarks - DIY bookmark ideas


Panda Corner Bookmark Craft

This panda bookmark from Red Ted Art is not only easy and cute, it's perfect for the kids. It's an origami craft that all ages, young or old, can make! The adorable design of this little guy makes him look like either a panda emoji or the protagonist from Kung-Fu Panda himself.

Panda corner bookmark craft


Harry Potter Printable Bookmarks

The magical world of Harry Potter just got a lot more interesting with these super cute Harry Potter bookmarks from Artsy-Fartsy Mama to save your pages. Featured are Dumbledor, Ron, Hermione, and of course, Harry Potter.

Harry potter printable bookmarks for kids


Finger Knit DIY Bookmarks

Finger knitting is a fun and easy way to create bookmarks. Finger-knit bookmarks make such cute handmade gifts and go perfectly with the books you give as well! Finger knitting can be calming, so this craft from The Craft Train would make for great evening activity after work or school.

finger knit diy bookmarks for kids


Disney Princess Printable Bookmarks

Princesses everywhere will love these easy, printable Disney Princess bookmarks from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. Although you can use them as-is, they'd look lovely if you added a little sparkle with glitter or sequins. You could also punch a hole in the top and add a pretty ribbon in a coordinating color.

Printable Disney princess bookmarks for kids


Monster DIY Bookmarks

You don't have to wait for Halloween to make these cute monster bookmarks from Our Kid Things. These monsters aren't scary at all—the yarn tassel hair adds a cute touch on top of their silly faces. Change the eyes, hair, and mouth to give each monster his own personality!

Monster bookmark ideas for kids


Summer Reading Challenge Bookmarks

Squeeze in a little more reading this summer with these fun summer reading challenge bookmarks from Look, We're Learning. Mark off each reading task as you complete it. These are fun to use at home or for libraries to hand out to kids with a prize reward for completing all the items on the challenge.

summer reading challenge bookmarks for kids


Ribbon Bookmark Ideas for Kids

These DIY ribbon bookmarks by My Joy-Filled Life are super practical and beautiful. They're terrific for adding to journals and thicker books to open to the page you're on quickly. They'd make great gifts!

ribbon bookmarks - diy bookmark ideas for kids


Rocket DIY Bookmarks

Have you ever wanted to launch a rocket as fast and far into the sky? If your little one loves studying stars, planets, and space exploration, then this rocket bookmark craft from Only Passionate Curiosity is perfect for them! When they complete their bookmark, it will be an adorable version of their own personal rocket to fly with them through any books about space.

Rocket DIY bookmarks for kids


Farm Animal Bookmarks

With so many fun farm-themed books for kids, these farm animal bookmarks from Artsy-Craftsy Mom need to be on your crafting list, pronto. Use the tips you learn from making these to make other animals, such as sheep, horses, or perhaps even a duck.

Farm animal bookmark craft for kids


Bleeding Tissue Paper Bookmarks

Combine a process art activity with a bookmark craft. These bleeding tissue paper bookmarks by The Craft at Home Family are colorful, beautiful, and so easy to make. Use pre-cut tissue paper squares to make this project go quickly, or let the kids cut squares out of tissue paper for a little extra scissor practice.

Bleeding tissue paper bookmarks for kids


Homemade Heart Bookmarks

Show someone how much you care with a few of these beautiful heart bookmarks from Fireflies and Mud Pies. Make them for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or anytime during the year. This project is terrific for using up scrap pieces of scrapbook paper. However, you could give the kids some markers and cardstock to let them doodle their own designs, too.

Homemade heart bookmarks for kids


DIY Bookmark Lightsaber Craft

Make your own custom lightsaber bookmarks from Crafts by Amanda to keep track of where you are in your favorite books! For supplies, grab a handful of craft sticks and some glitter paint. Make these cool lightsabers as fast as you can before the Empire comes knocking at your door!

DIY bookmark lightsaber craft


Mermaid Bookmark Craft

This mermaid bookmark by Red Ted Art is the perfect craft for summertime. The pretty little mermaid hugs the page she's saving and will be such a cute addition to your summer reads.

Mermaid bookmark craft for kids


Easy Watercolor Bookmark Ideas for Kids

Create unique watercolor bookmarks using the techniques at Projects with Kids. Vary your decorative edges, the black stamps on top of the watercolors, and pretty ribbons to make each bookmark a little different.

DIY bookmark ideas - watercolor bookmarks for kids


Rocket Corner Bookmarks

Here's another bookmark for your little space explorer! These rocket corner bookmarks from Artsy-Craftsy Mom are super simple and super colorful. They look like they're blasting off from the corner of the page!

Homemade rocket corner bookmark craft for kids


Hello Kitty Bookmarks

Use pasta, craft sticks, and the free printables from Artsy Craftsy Mom to make these cute Hello Kitty bookmarks. They'd make adorable and frugal party favors for a Hello Kitty-themed party.

Hello Kitty DIY bookmarks


Fuzzy Monster Bookmarks

Grab some faux fur fabric and googly eyes to make these super cute fuzzy monster bookmarks from Kids' Craft Room. Bright, wacky colors make them even more adorable, so feel free to go wild with color and personality. 

DIY bookmark ideas for kids - fuzzy monster bookmark

Make sure you pin this post of DIY bookmarks for kids so when it's time for crafting, you know where to find these easy bookmark ideas and free printable templates! Happy bookmarking!

DIY bookmark ideas for kids

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