Is anyone else still obsessed with Unicorns? My daughter loved this Printable Corner Unicorn Bookmark and it was so easy to create! Grab the free printable, a few simple supplies, and recreate your own unicorn bookmarks.
Today we’re sharing something that might seem a little old-fashioned in the digital age, but it’s something that I still hold dear: bookmarks.
I know that with the rise of technology, it’s easier than ever to access and save information online. We’ve got browsers that automatically save our open tabs, and apps that let us save articles and web pages for later. But even with all of that, I still find myself using bookmarks.
For me, there’s something about physically marking a page that just feels more satisfying than clicking a button on a screen. When I’m reading a book, I love to dog-ear the pages that I want to come back to later. It’s a small action, but it feels like a way of actively engaging with the material. With a bookmark, I feel like I’m making a commitment to come back to that page, to finish that chapter, to dive deeper into that idea.
Bookmarks also give me a sense of progress. When I’m reading a long book, it can be easy to feel like I’m not making much headway. But when I see the little flags sticking out of the pages, it reminds me of how far I’ve come and how much I’ve accomplished.
But it’s not just books that I use bookmarks for. I also use them for my daily planner. I’ll mark the pages where I’ve written important appointments or meetings, or where I’ve jotted down notes or ideas. It’s a quick and easy way for me to keep track of what I need to do, and it also helps me stay organized.
Another thing I love about bookmarks is that they are personal. You can buy fancy ones, make your own, or even just use a scrap of paper. Each one is unique and tells a story. I have a collection of bookmarks that I’ve accumulated over the years, and looking through them is like looking through a scrapbook of my reading history. I have a bookmark that I got from a trip to Paris, one that my sister gave me for my birthday, and one that I made myself out of a ticket stub from a concert. They all hold special memories for me.
Bookmarks also serve as a reminder of where I’ve been and who I was when I read a certain book or article. I remember the time and place when I read a book, and the bookmark serves as a physical reminder of that memory. I can look back at it and remember the feelings and emotions I had when I read that book.
I know that some people might think that bookmarks are unnecessary in the digital age, but for me, they serve a purpose that technology can’t replicate. They remind me of my progress, my memories, and my personal history. They’re a small, but important, part of my daily routine.
In short, I love bookmarks because they are physical, personal, and meaningful. They remind me of my past and help me stay organized in present. They give me a sense of commitment, progress and engagement. They are small but powerful tools that help me to make memories and hold on to them. So, even in this digital age, I’ll continue to use bookmarks, and I hope you do too!
Create Your Own Printable Corner Unicorn Bookmark
This craft is for all of our Unicorn Lovers! To get started on your own Printable Corner Unicorn Bookmark, grab the following supplies:
- Colored craft paper (including white or cream)
- Colored cardstock paper
- Craft glue
- Black marker pen
- Printable template found at the end of this post
First, print and cut out the patterns from the template. Trace and cut out the big square shape on the paper selected for the bookmark.
Place the square paper on a flat surface. Fold the paper into half diagonally.
Hold any one corners of the open ends and fold it downwards, matching the end of the corner with the border line of the straight side. Notice that there are now 3 triangles along the bottom side of the folded paper.
Grab any one triangles from the side and fold it upwards, matching its open end corner with the corner on the top side (of the folded paper).
Similarly fold the triangle on the other side.
Hold any one of the triangular parts and fold it into half. Tuck the open side of the half fold into the triangular pocket.
Similarly fold and tuck the other side for your Printable Corner Unicorn Bookmark.
Select colored craft papers for the decoration. Trace and cut out patterns from colored craft papers.
Make the flowers by gluing together the flower cut outs.
Also prepare the ear parts and the horn from thick craft papers or cardstock papers.
Glue the inner ear parts on the outer ear parts.
All items ready? Grab them all and let’s craft a unicorn!
Attach the ears and the horn along the closed end’s back side of the folded paper.
Attach the flowers and leaves right below the ears and the horn. Use a black marker pen to trace the eyes of the unicorn.
And you’re done! To create your own Printable Corner Unicorn Bookmarks, grab the printable template below. And be sure to make extras to hand out to your friends!