printable // kitty magnetic bookmarks
When I started writing up this post, I nearly called the project, Magnetic Kitty Bookmarks. Do you have a magnetic kitty at your house? Sometimes the way my family's cat acts, you'd think she was magnetic and stuck to one of us, inevitably making it impossible for one to move and reach the thing you need.
But I digress.
This is a simple little project so you can make a magnetic bookmark that looks like a kitty! A while back I made some similar bookmarks and they were such fun that I had to make more. Plus, dog lovers aside, who doesn't want a funny little kitty tail poking up out of the top of their book?
Here's what you need:
Printable Kitty Magnetic Bookmarks PDF
Lightweight card stock or heavy paper
Note: The magnet tape used for these is not the standard craft magnet strip. This is much thinner, which makes it better for placing between the pages of a book. There are several companies that make it, and you can usually tell it by the fact that it comes in a tape dispenser.
Cut out the kitty or kitties of your choosing, as well as the tail.
Fold the kitty in half, then cut off a 1-inch piece of tape. The dispensers on these usually have a tear off edge, but I prefer the clean edge that scissors give. Stick the magnet tape onto one side of the kitty.
Cut a second piece of magnet tape, but instead of adhering it to the kitty, place it non-sticky side down onto the first magnet piece. It won't align perfectly because of the magnetic poles, but that's what you want so that your bookmark comes out looking pretty as well as sticking together properly.
Now, fold the kitty closed so that it sticks to that second piece of tape.
Add some glue to the front of the tail, then stick it onto the back of the kitty. If you don't like the white showing, I've included a reverse version of the tail in the PDF so you can stick the two tail pieces together before attaching it to the back of the kitty.
Now your cat is ready to help you keep your spot as you read!
To use these, you just magnetically clip the bookmark around one page, and when you're ready to get back to your ready, your kitty friend will show you where you left off.
I think my favorite part is how the tail sticks up from between the pages! That, and the cute little face!