Origami Paper Bookmark with Cat

Bookmarks with cute kitten faces, pointy ears, and round paws made according to the proposed pattern will delight reading lovers. With such an accessory, the pages of your favorite book, comic book, or diary will open in the right place and will not become wrinkled from frequent flipping. Such a thing in a school textbook will really surprise your classmates, while a friend or younger sibling will like it as a birthday gift.

The bookmark consists of two parts. For the head, you need a square measuring 17 by 17 centimeters, for the body – a rectangle size 20 by 10 centimeters. It will be fun to change the size of the shapes and get kittens of different builds: funny fat ones with chubby paws or skinny ones with big heads. The choice of color and texture of paper, decorations, and accessories is also an interesting stage of work, which will emphasize style and hobbies.

Step 1

For the cat’s head, take a square.

Step 2

Draw diagonal lines and turn them over.

Step 3

Align the sides of the square one by one. Crease the folds.

Step 4

Place the figure with a rhombus towards you.

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Bring together the halves of the diagonals in one line to form a rhombus.

Step 7

Fold the top layer of the rhombus in half on both sides and rotate the figure, placing the aligned triangles towards the right hand.

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Fold the corners to the center of the diamond.

Step 12

Align the right half of the bottom with the vertical middle line and direct the acute angle of the figure obtained by bending to the central point of the shape.

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Align the left side of the triangle with the vertical middle line. Tuck the corner into the fold.

Step 16

Turn the figure downwards and repeat the folds of Steps 11-15 symmetrically.

Step 17

Turn the remaining corner of the figure towards you and bend it up. Tuck the folded part of the figure inward, pushing one layer away. Tuck the remaining paper and turn the shape over.

Step 18

The cat’s head is ready.

Step 19

For the body of the cat, take a rectangle.

Step 20

Mark the middle horizontal line, fold the sides towards the middle, turn the strip over, and place it vertically.

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Fold the upper corners to the middle, turn them over, bend the resulting triangle along the base line, and open all the folds.

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Pull the center of the top line toward you and form sharp corners from the side folds.

Step 27

Divide the right side of the top line in half with a fold and repeat on the left.

Step 28

Bend small triangles inward.

Step 29

Turn the figure over without lifting, so that the bottom is at the top.

Step 30

Fold the corners towards the middle, fold the top down along the base of the triangles, and turn the corners back, leaving a horizontal fold.

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Align the bottom of the shape with the previous fold.

Step 33

Open the fold, and turn the figure with a straight cut up.

Step 34

Turn around and repeat steps 26-29.

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Turn the shape over.

Step 39

Fold the paper again along the marked line, turn it over, form a triangle at the top, and turn it back over.

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Round off the sharp corners of the legs along the bottom, making folds and tucking them inward.

Step 42

Smooth the sides of the upper legs with additional folds.

Step 43

Connect the head and torso. It turned out to be a funny figure.

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All that remains is to add face features and place the bookmark in the book.

A painted smile will make the cat friendly and cheerful; glasses will give it an intellectual appearance; bows or earrings and bright colors will add personality and appeal. Have a good time playing it!

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