May 162021

Origami Elephant BookmarkI have previously made a butterfly bookmark designed by Grzegorz Bubniak. And today, I tried out his elephant bookmark, which clearly shows an elephant’s head. It is quite easy to make out the ears, trunk and tusks. I like the colour change in the tusks.

The bookmark works best with duo coloured paper – grey and ivory would be the most ideal colour choice, in which case the elephant would be in grey and the tusks in ivory. I have used a 4.5 inch square which resulted in a bookmark that measured 2.5 inches from head to trunk tip and 2.75 inches from ear to ear. The size was ideal to use in books :)

When the bookmark is inserted in a book and the book is closed, only the ears can be seen outside the book end. This, I felt, was better than the butterfly bookmark, where more than half the bookmark is visible, which makes it very easy to crush it! In the elephant bookmark, since only the ears are visible, and that too a pre-creased end, we would, in most probability, end up folding the ear along those creases.

So, a very useful little bookmark for all those bookworms out there :)

Model Details:

Model: Elephant Bookmark

Creator: Grzegorz Bubniak

Website: Gregorigami

Classification: Origami | Everyday Things | Letters and Bookmarks

Difficulty Level: High Intermediate

Paper Ratio: Square

Paper Size: 4.5 inches

Model Size: ~ 2.5 inches long and 2.75 inches wide

Instructions: OrigamiArt

  One Response to “Elephant Bookmark”

  1. can u make them for harvest fest?


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