How to make monster bookmarks

Make reading extra fun for kids by making some of these DIY monster bookmarks. These cute and colorful monsters are super easy for kids of all ages to create, especially with our free handy template.

With so many fun and creative ways for kids to design their own unique monster, they won’t want to stop with just one bookmark. Before you know it, they’ll have an entire collection of colorful monsters.


  • Bookmark template
  • Colored cardstock paper
  • Googly eyes 
  • Markers
  • Glue Dots
  • Hole punch (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick


Step 1: Start by downloading and printing out the free bookmark template on colored cardstock paper. You could also use scrapbook or origami paper to give your monster some patterned texture.

Step 2: Use a pencil to design and draw the shape of your monster’s big nose on the template. Then cut out both the bookmark and monster nose.

Step 3: Attach a glue dot on the back and top of the big nose. Then place it onto the bookmark.

Step 4: Glue googly eyes onto your monster bookmark. Get creative by mixing different sizes of eyes, one big eye or maybe even three eyes.

Step 5: Use a marker to draw a mouth on your monster. Then add extra details to your monster with extra cardstock paper and markers. Some ideas are adding with teeth around your monster mouth and coloring in eyebrows.

You can also cut up strips of paper and add strips at the bottom of your monster. Or make small circles with a hole punch and glue them onto your bookmark to create spots on your monster.

To use your new bookmark, simply slide it down with the nose in front of the page you want to save. The googly eyes peeking out above the big nose help you easily find your place in your book.