Making bookmark corners from paper is easier than you think! And these Ghosts, Bats and Candy Corn make the cutest corner bookmarks for Halloween. See how much fun simple paper crafts can be.
Halloween is just around the corner, and kids and adults alike are looking for new ways to get into the Halloween spirit. Monsterific DIY home pumpkin decorations? Homemade candies? Awesome, yet time-consuming projects.
What if you’re a bookworm and artistic newbie looking for something fun and easy to make?! Here’s a spooky surprise for you – DIY Halloween bookmarks that can keep you company while reading horror stories on Halloween night!
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Fun Trivia to get you in the Halloween Mood
Halloween is one of the most awaited events of the year and is a huge hit even for grownups. But, have you ever wondered how this spooky holiday full of pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating came to be?! Before turning our Halloween bookmark ideas to life, here are some spooky facts that may inspire spooky ideas!
1. Fear of Halloween is real, and there’s a name for it – Samhainophobia
Samhainophobia is the unusual, persistent fear of Halloween, generally caused by previous traumatic experiences. Some attribute it to watching horror films at a very young age or any other Halloween-related event. Even passing by a home heavily decorated with horror pumpkins and ghosts can be so distressing for someone suffering from Samhainophobia.
2. Illinois is the United States’ top pumpkin producer
Halloween without pumpkins is unimaginable. Thanks to Illinois and other pumpkin-producing states, Americans can enjoy pumpkin pies, pumpkin puree, pumpkin muffins, and more pumpkin delectables all year round. And guess what, they harvest 80% of these pumpkins in October – just in time for the scary season.
3. Potatoes and turnips were originally used to make jack-o’-lanterns
The jack-o’-lantern tradition started in Ireland a long time ago, but nope, they didn’t use pumpkins. They used vegetables that are readily available to them: turnips and potatoes. Irish immigrants eventually brought the practice to the United States, and eventually, the traditional American jack-o’-lantern was born, with the pumpkin as the star of the spooky show.
4. In Belleville, Missouri, trick or treating is strictly for kids only
“Children” who are past the eighth grade, generally 13 to 14 years old, can no longer go door-to-door to ask for Halloween candies. Breaking this law results in a fine of up to $1,000. Hmmm seems reasonable?! 🙂
5. Owls have been part of Halloween celebrations for thousands of years now
Just like cats, owls and their unique, indifferent personalities have always been associated with Halloween. Owls are nocturnal birds with one-of-a-kind personalities. For one thing, they are silent killers and can hunt their prey with little to no noise. No wonder they are seen as messengers for the dead.
Halloween doesn’t really last long (just for the entire month of October or for others, just one night), but you can make the most out of the spooky vibe by trying all things DIY. Use that Halloween Mindset to nurse your creativity and embrace your ghostly fears! 😉
DIY Corner Bookmarks for Halloween
Here’s what you will need:
- Colored craft papers
- Craft glue
- Select white, orange, yellow and gray or black colored craft papers for this craft. Trace the template patterns on the selected craft papers according to each item’s actual shade. We’re tracing the ghost patterns on white, candy corn patterns on white, orange and yellow; and the cat and bat patterns on gray paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.
2. Take the candy corn pattern base (white) and attach the yellow cutout along the bottom side of the base.
3. Attach the orange cutout right above the yellow part.
4. Attach the eye cutouts on the candy corn and ghost base or you can also use a sharpie to draw the eyes as you wish.
5. Apply glue on the right and left sides of the patterns and place the arm cutouts on the glued sides.
6. Remember to attach the arms facing towards each other, inside the base.
7. Use scissors to trim the extra sides of the arm cutouts and align the outer edges of the arms with the base outlines. Use a sharpie to draw the mouth of the patterns.
8. Slide a page under the arms of the ghost and candy corn patterns to use them as bookmarks.
A Halloween DIY Project That is Fun, Easy and Not Very Spooky
If you are not into huge halloween outdoor ideas featuring giant pumpkins and goblins, worry no more. There are still lots of things you can do to observe Halloween in your own little way. These corner bookmarks for Halloween are easy DIY projects that don’t demand much of your time yet spook-tacularly cute.