Wonder Woman is the shining example of truth and love in the DC Universe. So, what better day to celebrate the courageous Amazonian princess than Valentine’s Day?
In honor of her recent 750th issue, grab the kids and help them make this bookmark inspired by Diana. Don’t have kids, but still enjoy a good crafting project? You could always make it yourself for the one you love. (Or make it just for you!) Everything you need can be bought online or at your local craft store.
What You’ll Need
- Bright blue, red and white cardstock paper
- Shiny gold cardstock paper
- Small heart paper hole punch
- Regular paper hole punch
- Gold metallic cord
- Star stickers (optional)
Step One: Begin by cutting a piece of blue cardstock paper 14 cm long and 3 cm wide.
Step Two: Flip over the gold cardstock to the white side of the paper. Use the ruler to measure and mark off a strip 1 cm wide and 14 cm long.
Step Three: Next to the 1 cm line you just marked, add another .5 cm line also 14 cm long.
Step Four: Mark off the middle of the rectangle at 7 cm by drawing a line across the rectangle. Mark off one centimeter above and below that line.
Step Five: Using the marks you made as guides, draw curved lines that meet at the middle point. This forms the bottom point of Wonder Woman’s belt.
Step Six: Cut out the belt shape.
Note for parents: You can prep the craft for smaller superhero fans with the steps above, and then assemble the bookmark together!
Step Seven: Glue the gold belt shape to the left side of the blue strip.
Step Eight: Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark with the paper hole punch.
Step Nine: Use the heart paper hole punch and punch out 30-40 small hearts from the white cardstock paper.
Step Ten: Glue the hearts on the bookmark with the tops of the hearts pointing toward the belt. (Tweezers can help straighten the hearts while the glue is wet if you’re having trouble with the small shapes.)
Step Eleven: Let the glue dry.
Step Twelve: Cut a long piece of the gold cord. Loop it around a few times, then tie a knot in it at the top to make it look like Wonder Woman’s lasso. Leave the ends of the knot long.
Step Thirteen: Use the long ends of the knot to tie the lasso to the bookmark through the hole you punched previously. Trim the ends. Your bookmark is complete!
Step Fourteen: If you’re making a valentine, cut a piece of the red cardstock paper larger than the blue bookmark (at least 5 cm wide and 16 cm long).
Step Fifteen: Cut two small slits in the red cardstock rectangle large enough for the bookmark to slide through.
Decorate the valentine with hearts and stars! You can also write Valentine’s Day greetings like:
Happy Valentine’s Day to a WONDERFUL Friend!
You’re a Wonder, Valentine!
It’s the Truth: You’re My Valentine!
Kelly Knox writes about all-ages comics and animation for DCComics.com and her writing can also be seen on IGN, Nerdist, Geek & Sundry and more. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox to talk superheroes, comics and crafts.