We love some fun DIY bookmark crafts! They seem to make reading that much more fun!
Today we have an adorable bumble bee bookmark craft. This little guy is a corner bookmark and perches up on the corner of the page to hold your place.
To make this little bee all you need is some basic craft supplies such as scissors and glue, and a bit of craft paper.
Construction paper would work for this, but the smoother colored craft paper found in the craft stores works much better.
And don’t forget to grab our free printable bumble bee bookmark template in our crafty library!
Ready to get started? Here is our step by step tutorial.
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Table of Contents
Supplies Needed For Bee Bookmark
- Colored craft paper
- Bumble Bee Bookmark Template (In our craft library)
- Pink marker
- Black sharpie
- Craft glue
To Make Your Bumble Bee Bookmark
If you have trouble with the written instructions, you’ll find a little video at the end that will walk you through the whole thing.
Making the Corner piece of the Bee Bookmark
Start by making a square piece of paper in your desired bookmark base color.
We used just a piece of plain white paper.
Cut it into a 10in by 10in square. (Although as small as 8in would work too.)
Next, fold the square piece of paper in half along the diagonals, touching corner to corner.
You’ll end up with double layered triangle like depicted below.
Next, fold the bottom left and right corners of the triangle to the top corner and unfold them again.
Grabbing the top corner of the top layer of paper and fold it toward the bottom of the triangle.
You can see what I mean in the photo.
Next, fold up the bottom left corner completely toward the top corner.
Fold in half, the folded part between the layers formed in step 4 like this:
Now fold up and fold in the other side of the corner to complete your bee bookmark.
Making the Bumble Bee Bookmark
Now that your corner book mark is complete, we’ll use the bee bookmark template to finish it.
Gather your craft papers in the colors you want for your bumble bee.
We used your basic yellow, white and black.
Print out the bumble bee bookmark template and cut out the pieces.
Trace the pieces onto your craft paper and cut out your bee parts.
Now glue down the curved stripes onto your bumble bee’s body.
Attach the bees antenna and eyes as well.
Now attach your bee’s wings to either side of his body.
You’ll want to glue these down to the back side of your bee.
Using your black and pink markers, add details to your bees wings and face.
Attach him to your corner bookmark, finishing your bee bookmark.
If your looking for other fun bumble bee crafts, be sure to check out our felt bumble bee craft with free printable template!
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