Easy Ballerina Corner Bookmark Design

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Our love afair with Paper Craft for Kids continues (in fact, check out my brand new Paper Projects book!) as we make a brand new easy ballerina corner bookmark design for you.

This is a popular request to add to our extensive Corner Bookmark Design collection. Hooray! I hope you like this little paper ballerina bookmark as much as we do!

How to make a Ballerina Corner Bookmark
First shared in July 2019

Ballerina Corner Bookmark  – Materials

  • A piece of square paper in the desired Ballerina tutu colour (we cut down A4 into 2 squares of approximately 15 x 15cm – but any size is fine!)
  • Some scraps of skin tone coloured paper for for the ballerina’s body – enough for a round head, rectangular body and legs
  • Scraps for t he ballerina’s hair and any contrasting features (e.g. a bow or alice band)
  • Pens for the ballerina bookmark’s features
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

How make an Origami Bookmark Ballerina Design

Watch the video on auto play for the full instructional video.. or follow the step by step photo instructions provided too!

Corner Bookmark Ballerina Step By Step Instruction

Begin by making a basic Origami Bookmark using tutu coloured paper – we made a pink and a purple one!. We have Origami Bookmark Step by Step Instructions (including photos)!

Cutting out your Ballerina bookmark’s embellishments

Cut of the trianglur “flap” at the bottom of the bookmark – do this neatly, as you will need the flap to make the bodice and the shoes.

Snip a small triangle across the tip of the corner bookmark.

The ballerina needs a number of key features:

  • a matching bodice
  • legs and ballet shoes
  • a head and hair
How to make a Ballerina Corner Bookmark - how to  make the body

The ballerina bodice: using the small triangle you snipped off the top as a guide, cut out a purple rectangle bodice. Then cut a semi circle out of one end to make the neck shape. Stick that onto the skin tone paper and cut out another rectangle but this time include a longish neck (long, so there is space to glue the head).

How to make a Ballerina Corner Bookmark - how to  make the legs

The legs and ballet shoes: cut out a long thin rectangle for the ballerina’s legs. Then using the left over pieces of purple, cut two small shoes (semi circles) and some strips of paper for the ballet shoe ribbons. Draw a black line down the centre of the legs and then glue the shoe embellishments in place.

How to make a Ballerina Corner Bookmark - how to make the head and hair

The head and hair: cut out a fairly large circle (4cm diameter). Then use this circle to trace a second circle in the desired hair colour. Cut out the hair and make a hair style. Cut out a smaller oval as a hair bun. Glue together. Add any details if you wish like a hair bow or hair band.

Bringing your ballerina corner bookmark  “together”

How to make a Ballerina Corner Bookmark

Glue your bodice and legs in place (inside the bookmark).

Glue on the head. Finally, add the ballerina’s features in pen.


How to make a Ballerina Corner Bookmark

The Ballerina video is also available on youtube: