How to Make an Origami Corner Bookmark

When it comes to making adorable bookmarks, this easy origami corner bookmark is the perfect way to start.

Once you make the corner bookmark you can decorate it anyway you want to make a fun and easy bookmark.


The simplest way to use this origami corner bookmark is to fold it, then decorate it with crayons or markers. You can draw pictures on the corner bookmark, or just make interesting patterns with lines and dots.

It’s also fun make a themed bookmark by printing out a template and gluing shapes onto the square bookmark. I’ll share some of our favorite ones at the end of this post.

How to Make an Origami Corner Bookmark

Grab a square piece of origami paper, or simply cut a square of paper. You can use just about any size square, so far we’ve used sizes ranging from 3 to 8 inches square. It just depends on how much of the corner you want covered by the bookmark. For small paperback books, you may want a smaller square, while for larger hardcover or children’s books you may prefer a larger square.
I’ve also found that younger children have an easier time folding a larger square.

Place your square paper on a flat surface.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2020-04-23_0001-1024x850.jpg

Fold the paper in half diagonally and crease.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2020-04-23_0002-1024x850.jpg

Fold the top point down to meet the bottom straight edge of the triangle and crease.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2020-04-23_0003-1024x850.jpg

Fold the right bottom corner up to meet the top point and crease.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2020-04-23_0004-1024x850.jpg

Next fold the left bottom corner up to the top point and crease. Now you should have a diamond shape.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2020-04-23_0005-1024x850.jpg

Now fold the triangles you just created downward to the bottom point of the diamond and crease the lines.

Unfold the crease you just made, and fold them back the other way, tucking the top half of each triangle into the bottom of the diamond. This creates the pocket your book page will slide into.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2020-04-23_0006-1024x850.jpg

Your origami corner bookmark is complete!This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2020-04-23_0007-1024x850.jpg

Now you just need to decorate your bookmark. Flip it over and start decorating!

These bookmarks are cute simply decorated with crayons or markers.

Or you can print a pattern to create a themed corner bookmark.

My girls love making these corner unicorn bookmarks.

These butterfly bookmarks are perfect for spring and summer!

My boys love making these fun Pokeball corner bookmarks.

For Halloween we enjoy creating bat corner bookmarks.

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