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My kids and I have a little ritual each year of having a fun at-home Grinch study unit during the holidays. So, I made these fun DIY Grinch bookmarks the other day as a tool for our reading activities! These make great gifts and totally add to all the fun holiday Grinchmas Ideas we plan each year!

Plus, making these DIY Grinch-themed bookmarks is a super fun and quick Grinch kids’ craft that you can either make by hand or with your Cricut as a print-and-cut project – the kids can color or they can just be printed in color automatically. Perfect for the holidays!

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If you’re like me and have no patience with scissors these days and want to make this easy Grinch craft using your Cricut, you’re just going to download the files, print with your inkjet and finally cut on your Cricut. But it’s not like it requires a Cricut, either. You can print, then cut these bookmarks out with scissors and still have awesome bookmarks.

So, let’s start making!

DIY Grinch Bookmarks

These fun DIY Grinch bookmarks are perfect for keeping the Grinchmas vibe going while you read The Grinch Who Stole Christmas together with your kids. These bookmarks can be used two ways – printed in full color or printed to be colored by your little mini-Grinches!

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Necessary Materials:

Although you can use these fun printable Grinch bookmark files to print on any simple craft material you might want, I know it’s helpful for you to know exactly what I used:

Oh, and my Cricut and the light grip mat. I needed that, too.

Necessary Tools:

Making your free printable Grinch bookmark set is super easy. By just downloading the file, you’re already halfway there!

To make all of these things, all I needed was:

Now, as I mentioned earlier, if you don’t have a cutting machine, you CAN STILL make these Grinch movie bookmarks. All you need to do that is grab a pair of scissors or an exacto knife.

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Tips and Tricks to Make Printable Grinch Bookmarks with Cricut:

Making your Grinch-inspired bookmarks is simpler than stealing a whatsit from a whosit. But, in case you’re no Cricut-doohickey expert, here are my favorite notes to help with cutting card stock on a Cricut or Silhouette:

  • Start with a clean blade. Even if your fine cutting tool looks clean, there’s still a chance that fibers from previous cuts are still on the blade. To make sure the cut isn’t ruined, you just need to wipe the blade off with a little rubbing alcohol.
  • Be sure the entirety of the paper is pressed firmly onto the mat – not just around the edges. Otherwise, the blade will catch the loose paper and the Grinch’s head will be torn off and although hilarity will ensure, it might not be pretty.



What are fun ways to gift homemade bookmarks?

To make the experience even more special, there are various fun and creative ways to present the bookmarks.

One option is to attach them to a vintage book or journal, adding a personal touch to the gift. Another idea is to include them in a homemade card or envelope, along with a handwritten note expressing gratitude and affection.

Alternatively, you could bundle the bookmarks together in a decorative basket or box, along with some gourmet tea or coffee for an added sensory experience.

Whichever method you choose, the opportunity to share your creativity and thoughtfulness through homemade gifts is always a welcome gesture.

Should I laminate my bookmark?

In the world of book enthusiasts, bookmarks are an invaluable tool for keeping track of where one left off in a book. However, their frequent use causes them to easily wear out, leading one to consider various preservation methods.

Laminating the bookmark seems a popular option, but the question remains: should one go through with it? While laminating may indeed prolong the life of the bookmark, it also causes it to become thicker and harder to maneuver.

Additionally, the lamination may create a glare and cause the bookmark to slip out of the book.

Ultimately, the decision to laminate one’s bookmark rests on a balance between preserving it for future use and retaining its usability in the present.

What makes the Grinch such a loveable holiday staple?

The iconic character of the Grinch has become a beloved holiday staple for generations. His green fur and crabby demeanor have captivated audiences since his first appearance in the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

However, not his initial grumpiness has endeared him to so many. Rather, his eventual transformation and redemption make him a lovable figure.

The story of the Grinch reminds us that even the most hardened hearts can be softened and that love and kindness are the true gifts of the holiday season.

Through his journey from villain to hero, the Grinch represents the possibility of change and growth, a message that resonates with audiences of all ages. This underlying message of hope and compassion makes the Grinch such a heartwarming and timeless holiday character.

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Once you make these Grinch bookmarks, don’t go robbing Whoville for a Grinch fix for more holiday craft ideas. You just need to check out these fantastic ideas:

DIY Grinch Bookmarks

DIY Grinch Bookmarks

Yield: Set of 3 DIY Grinch Bookmarks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3

When you're reading Dr. Seuss The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, it's fun to have these DIY Grinch bookmarks to not only hold your place, but help bring the story to life!



  • Cricut
  • Light Grip Mat


  1. Download the PNG Files, then upload it to Cricut Design Space.
  2. Select "complex" image type. On the next screen, select "continue" and the following screen, select "save as a print and cut project".
  3. Insert the image onto the next screen, then select "make it".
  4. Load the white card stock into your printer and print the project.
  5. Place the printed card stock paper onto your light grip mat as shown on the screen in Cricut Design Space.
  6. Select medium-thickness card stock as the material.
  7. Load the light grip mat into your Cricut cutting machine and tell it to cut.
  8. When the cut is complete, weed the design.
  9. Let the kids color the ones that are color-able and the others, well, you can laminate or just use!

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