It’s the middle of August and school will be starting in the next couple of weeks for our kids. Since our summer is officially coming to an end soon, I’m a little bit sad to see those warm lazy days go, plus our youngest will be going into Kindergarten, which always pulls at a mama’s heartstrings. However, with a new school year comes more homework and reading, so I thought I would share these fun and easy to make Vintage Animal Bookmarks with you.
These sweet bookmarks are so cute and would be great to slip into a card or package for your favorite bibliophile. Plus, you can whip them up in just a few minutes and only need a few supplies.
- Vintage Animals (Printed On White Cardstock)
- Colored, Textured, or Patterned Cardstock
- Glue Stick
- Laminator (or Clear Contact Paper)
I chose an adorable bunny for my daughter and a cool blue fish for my son (both images from The Graphics Fairy), although these would work great for an adult too. Find your favorite animal and let’s get to work!
To start, cut out the animal shape with scissors. Keep your scissors handy, because you will definitely need them a few more times.
Next, using the glue stick, attach the animal to the back side (non-textured/patterned side) of the colored cardstock.
Then, cut around the animal again, so that the print is on one side and the texture/pattern in on the reverse.
Finally, fire up the laminator, run the animal bookmarks through, and cut them out, leaving a little bit of extra edge. (If you don’t have access to a laminator, you can sandwich the bookmarks between pieces of clear contact paper.) This last step will give them some much need durability.
How cute did these vintage animal bookmarks turn out? I love that little bunny. Which animal would you choose to use?