How to make kids’ photo bookmarks

Know a bookworm who’d love to save a page in their favourite novel with one of these cute bookmarks?

These cute kids’ bookmarks are the perfect gift for members of your family, particularly relatives who live far away.

We’ve used a little cheat by using a laminator to make ours, but don’t worry, these work just as well with a little stickyback plastic too. 

It’s really up to you how you want them to look. Spend some time experimenting with different poses with the kids and see which ones make you giggle. We love this idea of making it look like they’re holding on to a balloon, and this just needed a little string and some round stickers to make it work.


You will need 

  • A4 photo paper
  • Scissors 
  • Laminator and laminating sleeves
  • String
  • Needle
  • Foam stickers 

Step 1

Take some fun photographs of your children stretching their arms up or jumping in the air. Print the pictures onto sheets of A4 photo paper.

Step 2

Cut around the photographs of the children and place inside a laminating sleeve. Put through the laminator then, when cool, cut around the laminated children and make a small hole at the top of each with a needle.

Step 3

Cut some lengths of string and trap one end of each between two foam stickers. Poke the other ends through the holes of the children bookmarks and tie a knot, leaving the ends hanging loose.

Craft by: Suzie Attaway