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How to Make Your Own Comic Book Bookmarks

Lucas Maxwell

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Lucas Maxwell has been working with youth in libraries for over fifteen years. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, he's been a high school librarian in London, UK for over a decade. In 2017 he won the UK's School Librarian of the Year award and in 2022 he was named the UK Literacy Association's Reading For Pleasure Teacher Champion. He loves Dungeons & Dragons and is the author of Let's Roll: A Guide for Setting up Tabletop Roleplaying Games in Your School or Public Library. You can follow him on Twitter and on his blog.

Every March, the school library I manage runs its own comic con. We bring in illustrators, authors, and voice-over people. The students eat a lot of food, listen to music, dress up as comic book characters, and play a lot of games. They also take part in a lot of comic book based activities.

One activity that the students love is making their own comic book bookmarks!

Recently, one of our Rioters posted on how to make these amazing corner bookmarks. This activity would be a great companion to a craft event that you hold in a public or school library.

Here’s some easy instructions on how to make your own comic book bookmarks.

What you’ll need

Comic books (of course!):

comic book

Any will do, I used some of my own that I had as a kid. You have to be able to part with whatever comic books you are using because they will get cut up.

 

 

 

 

 

Hole Punch:

Hole PunchFor the punching of the holes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

String or twine for the tassel:

stringFancy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pens or markers:

pen

For the pen and marking.

 

 

 

 

Scissors:

scissors

For the cutting.

 

 

 

 

Pre-existing bookmark to use as a guide:

bookmark

Use ones that sneak in your library’s Twitter account if you have no shame.

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, and most importantly, adhesive cardstock, which you can find here.

Here’s how to make your comic book bookmark

comic book bookmark

Step 1: Place your pre-existing bookmark over the page you’d like to use for your bookmark, trace around it and cut it out.

 

 

 

 

 

comic book bookmark

Step 2:

Take the section you’ve cut out and stick it to adhesive cardstock.

 

 

 

 

 

comic book bookmark

Step 3: Cut out around the bookmark, hole punch it in the middle to tie your tassel on and boom! You’ve got a cool looking bookmark!

It’s a fun and easy program that teens love. I really recommend giving it a try with your book club or teen advisory board!