With kids that love to read, usually have two or three books on the go at once, we need a large supply of bookmarks. This cute gingerbread house bookmark is a fun craft which children can make to use as a bookmark this festive season.
Gingerbread House Bookmark
To make these fun bookmarks, you will need:
- Colourful craft paper
- Origami square paper
- Glitter pens
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First, cut out the pieces from the template that you need for the gingerbread house. The template has a small and a large version of the gingerbread house, so chose which size you would like.
Then you need to start building the house. To do this, glue the roof onto the top of the house, followed by gluing the frame sticks onto the window.
Next, glue the window and the door onto the house.
To decorate the roof, cut out small circular pieces of coloured paper and glue them on, keeping the same distance between each dot.
Using the glitter pens, dab a dot onto each of the coloured pieces of paper. Decorate the door with a coloured dot and glitter as well.
It is time to build the chimney. Glue the white top onto the brown base of the chimney, then glue the whole thing onto the house.
To make the back of the bookmark, take the piece of square origami paper, placing it diagonally on your working surface.
Fold the paper in half by moving the top corner towards the bottom one, creating a triangular shape.
Continue by taking the bottom of the top flap and bringing it up to the middle the of upper part.
Take the two corners – the left and right – and fold to the bottom.
After that, tuck in both corners inside the flap.
Now paste the gingerbread house onto the upper part of the folded triangle.
Wait for the bookmark to dry properly before using. To use, side over the corner to the page.
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Using these Bookmarks
To use these bookmarks, once dry, just pop them over the corner of the page that you are up to.
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