Looking for a simple fall-themed paper craft kids can make? This easy origami pig bookmark craft is perfect!
I love corner bookmarks. They’re easy to use and they make adorable little gifts.
The good thing about this one is that kids can make it for themselves – and learn some origami folding skills in the process!
This would be an adorable craft project for either fall or spring. Especially if you’re working on a farm unit with little ones.
Read on to get the full bookmark craft instructions – and a printable template!
And, for more fun farm animal crafting, take a look at these paper bag farm animal puppets!
What Supplies Do You Need to Make an Origami Pig Bookmark?
I’m always partial to crafts that don’t require any special supplies.
And this is another one of those. Yay!
To make this paper pig origami bookmark craft, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are provided. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Colored craft paper
- Origami paper
- Craft glue
- Washable markers
- Printable Pig Bookmark Craft Template
Once you’ve printed out the pig bookmark craft template, use a pencil to trace the individual pieces onto craft paper.
Cut each piece out with scissors.
If you’re working with young kids, have them use child-safe scissors or do this step for them.
Now you’re ready to move on to making the origami bookmark craft!
How Do You Make an Origami Pig Bookmark Craft?
To get started making this paper corner bookmark, fold a piece of pink origami paper in half diagonally.
Lift up the point of the top half and fold it back to meet the top of the triangle.
You should see the bottom half of the folded paper underneath.
Fold the left side of the folded paper downward to meet the point of the bottom half.
Don’t fold the top half back down.
Bring the right side of the triangle down to meet the point of the bottom half of paper.
At this point, both the left side and the right side should be folded over and down.
The paper should form a diamond shape.
When we folded the top half of the paper upward, we formed a little pocket.
Bring both ends you just folded down up and tuck them underneath that top half, folding them into the pocket.
Use scissors to cut a rounded edge on the bottom half of the folded paper.
Now assemble the template pieces you cut out earlier. Glue the inner ear pieces and the nostrils onto the ears and nose pieces.
Use glue to attach the nose and the ears to the bookmark.
Finally, add the eyes and use a black marker to color them in.
You can also change the eyes by drawing them on. Kids might want to try making closed eyes or winking eyes.
To use the bookmarks, place them on the top or bottom corners of the book you’re reading.
They’ll hold your place for you!
Printable Fall Themed Early Learning Calendar
If you’re planning to add this pig bookmark craft to a fall unit, you might be looking for other early learning fall themes.
This 12-week fall themed activity calendar can help!
It’s got 12 different fall themes, plus a different learning idea for each day of the week.
And – links to the activities too!
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Try some of these other easy crafts for kids!