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Here’s a really quick freebie for you. I’m in the middle of last minute prep for a Trunk-Or-Treat. It’s my first one ever and I’m kind of going overboard, but there are several kids who are allergic to peanuts who will be there. Rather than give them candy they can’t eat, each child will be getting, along with a little treat, of course (-it is Halloween) a package of these adorable bookmarks!
The kids and I spent a bunch of time this past week cutting and glueing up a whole slew of these cuties. I made a few extra to keep around the house and already they’ve gone off to munch on the corners of my children’s books…
Do you want to make some to give out on Monday? In just a short while you could have them all done and here’s how:
First, download the Monster Corner Bookmark Template here. There are 8 different patterns included!
Print the monsters on card stock and follow the photos below:
1) Do some prep cutting (if working with kids… otherwise just cut the cuties out!)
Notice in this picture that I’ve done it two ways. The front one is for a little girl with pretty good scissor skills. The back on (green) is done for someone a bit younger who might not be able to neatly cut the teeth out. Since these were for gifts, we were going for neatness!
2) If you haven’t already, cut out, or have your children cut out, the three pieces of the monster.
3) Turn the monster body over and fold the two triangle sides over the square. Put the triangle with the teeth on the bottom and the plain one on top.
4) Glue the plain triangle to the toothy one.
5) Glue the eyes on any way you like (have fun with them!)
Now when you need to stop reading (don’t you hate that?) just let this guy nibble on the corner of your last page. He’s nice and thin and he rests far away from your binding, so he’ll never ruin your book.
I hope you have fun making tons of these guys! Stock up on card stock and printer ink, though. They are addictive to make!