Make Cute Mermaid Bookmarks
I’ve been into crafting bookmarks lately and these mermaid bookmarks are totally on my top fave list. Cardstock or paper bookmarks are fun and easy to make; with some basic craft supplies, you can make so many different patterns of bookmarks. Besides, who wouldn’t love to have a mermaid bookmark that hugs the book! Craft one or 2 and surprise your book lover friend with cute mermaid hug bookmarks.
Check out the list of supplies and follow the instructions to make these little cuties. meanwhile, check out my Tulip Bookmarks made from craft wire, they’re fun to make and great for beginners.
- Colored craft papers
- Cardstock paper
- Craft glue
Grab all the supplies and get started by printing the Mermaid Pattern template.
Instructions to make the mermaid bookmarks
Select different colored crafts papers to make the mermaid patterns for the bookmark. Select cardstock paper to make the base of the bookmark. Print and cut out the template patterns. Trace the base pattern on the cardstock paper and the rest of the patterns on the selected colored crafts papers. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
Take the upper body pattern of the mermaid and attach it with the base, making sure to level the straight side of the mermaid’s head with the base end. Do not glue the hands of the mermaid with the base, keep them free.
Take the rectangular pattern and place it under the hands; pushing it all the way to the closed end and then apply glue to secure its placement. Then, attach the hair and the star cut out on the mermaid.
Take the mermaid tail pattern and use a colored pen or pencil to draw scallop patterns on it.
Glue the mermaid tail on the lower part of the bookmark base, by overlapping half a cm of the lower body part of the mermaid.
Use a black sharpie to draw the face details. I did a freehand drawing of the mermaid’s eyes, nose, and lips.
Give your book a mermaid hug!