DIY Valentine's Day Bookmark Paper Craft


Make a DIY Valentine's Day Bookmark Paper Craft! 

Happy Valentine's! Looking for a little something to make for a significant other, a crush, or something cute for yourself? Try out this very simple paper craft bookmark. This activity is great for kids of all ages—crafty adults can enjoy this too! 

What You'll Need

  • Two or more kinds of colored paper cut into four 25cm x 1cm strips
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or exacto knife 
  • Glue stick or paste
  • Decor piece of your choice 
    • Glitter 
    • Paper heart 
    • Sticker
    • Other of your choice 


Step One: Gather your supplies and cut two 25cm x 1 cm strips from each sheet of colored paper. (See above.) 

Step Two: Take two strips of the same color and glue the ends at a 90-degree angle. 


Step Three: On the left, bottom strip, glue the end of a different color strip at a 90-degree angle so that it lays alongside the top strip. 

Step Four: On the right top strip, glue the end of the last different color strip at an opposite 90-degree angle so it lays parallel to the first strip. 

You should end up with an upside-down V with two colors on the left and two on the right. 

2 and 3

Step Five: Dab a small amount of glue on the left side and fold the outermost left strip so it lies parallel with the strips on the right side. 

You should end up with an upside-down V with one color on the left and three on the right. 

4 and 5

Step Six: Dab a small amount of glue on the right side and fold the outmost strip right strip so it lies parallel with the strip on the left side. 

You should end up with an upside-down V with two colors on the left and two on the right. The bookmark will now have a diamond-shaped tip and two, v-shaped colored chevrons so far. 


Repeat steps five and six. 

Step Seven: When you get to the end of the bookmark, securely glue and then trim the excess so the bottom point ends in a neat chevron. 

Step 7

Step Eight: Glue a piece of decor on the top of the handmade bookmark. Since we're making a Valentine's Day bookmark, we added hearts! 



More Crafts

Do you want to make more Valentine's Day crafts? Check out these Valentine's crafts at the library! 

Puppy Love 200x200

Puppy Love - A Make-and-Take Valentine 
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Archer Branch 

Create a paws-atively adorable Valentine with a puppy dog face made from hearts. 


Crinkle heart

Homeschool Hour - Crinkle Tissue Paper Art 
Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tower Road Branch 

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us and make your own crinkle tissue paper Valentines! 


Love Monster

Valentine's Day: Make Your Own Love Monster
Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Tower Road Branch 

Celebrate Valentine's Day by making your very own love monster! 


Pop-up heart envelope

Year of the Book: Heart Pop-Up Cards 
Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Newberry Branch 

We will be making heart pop-up cards to learn a versatile pop-up technique. Use it for cards or your very own pop-up book.


Friendship Day

Friendship Day 
Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
High Springs Branch 

Join us for a celebration of friendship! We'll have crafts, STEAM projects, games to play, and snacks.


Love Teddy

Valentine's Day Party 
Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Tower Road Branch 

Come hang out with other teens for Valentine's Day. We will make duct tape roses, light-up circuit hearts, and watch a movie. 



Valentine's Day Craft Books 

All New Crafts for Valentine's Day

All New Crafts for Valentine's Day by Kathy Ross 

The "queen of crafts for young children" provides instructions for creating a variety of Valentine's Day crafts, including cards, bookmarks, bracelets, Valentine holders, magnets, and more. 


Hanging Hearts

Love to Sew: Hanging Hearts by Rachael Rowe 

Hanging hearts are highly popular, contemporary items that make perfect gifts for weddings, Valentine's Day and christenings, as well as little decorative items that can be displayed around the home. This book offers advice on the basic techniques and materials needed to make creative hanging hearts.

Descriptions adapted from the publisher.
By Charissa on January 25, 2024