Do you like to make an origami that will motivate you to read books at the same time? Origami Monster Bookmark might be the answer of that.
Origami monster bookmark will be an excellent project for you, either you enjoying paper arts and readings or enjoy paper arts but struggle to find a way to motivate you to read.
Origami Monster Bookmark take the basic idea from the very common corner bookmark we used to know with a dose of smart creativity applied on it. While I am not completely sure on the exact origin / creator of the idea, I believe it should be started from an open sharing from duiTang(堆糖), a Chinese site on lifestyle and shared again later by CTbaker.
As the original origami corner bookmark is vastly a blank bookmark, it allowed a wide range of further ‘decorative design’ and color paper combination to be add-on. There if you can give thought on the art, the bookmark transform into a nicely decorated and adorable bookmark. Origami Monster Bookmark is one of the possible result of the good design.
Despite look nice, the making of the bookmark is not complicated at all and even kids friendly. The primary folding phase is can be done within 5 minutes (less than 10 steps) while the further decoration take a longer time depending on the how pretty or detailed you wanted the monster to be.
The one aspect that set Origami Monster Bookmark aside from just another very simple and cute paper art, is obviously on its primary function as a bookmark. I found this very fun and useful as I read books frequently. It is perfect to encourage a kid or even an adult to read if the bookmark is done nicely. However, I suspect it might even steal away your reading attention, if you manage to make really lovely one.
To me, Origami Monster Bookmark is a very creative, kid-friendly origami and yet it is quite relevant to adult. It is a great project if you prefer not to spend hours of time on paper art, but keep things you make simple yet very useful.
Kent’s advice: Origami Monster Bookmark will get dirty after a while, suggest to cover them with a layer of plastic for long term usage. If you with vanish, the bookmark original color might be altered by the liquid which create a nice variation of colors in it. The bookmark will be half of the size of the original square paper, therefore you can plan ahead on the size.
Aesthetic – 4/5
Fun value – 4/5
Simplicity – 5/5 (Super Time-Friendly! )
Overall – 4.25/5 (Great Ta! )
Kent on Origami.