Awesome Homemade Bookmarks (with tassels!)

I love these bookmarks, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner.   Not only did I do this with my kiddos (as seen above) but also a class of 27 kids.  The kids had a blast.  Simply tell them to pose for a picture like they’re hanging from a rope, and they don’t need anymore direction!

So the how to – made as easy as possible for kids to do as well!  If you saw yesterday’s post on magnets the first two steps are the same.  Cut out the pics.  Put them on index cards or manilla folders for extra support… except:

DON’T glue the hands onto the backing!  Start with the head and move down.

Then, the same optional step as yesterday.  For extra protection.  Cut out the peoples again:

See?  This is why we didn’t glue the hands.  It’s so easy.  Kids can do it. Put the pic aside.

I recommend embroidery floss for the tassel but any type of string *should* work.

I cut 4 cm off an index card but any type of cardboard or stiff cardstock will work. Wrap!

Have you ever noticed? Snip is a fun word to say!  All the kids said it as they did it. Funny!

This extra piece of string is 12 inches long.  Somewhere around there is just fine.

First step of tying your shoelaces… except you just do it twice.  Make the knot TIGHT.

Say it with me… SNIP!  Younger kids may need help on this knot as you’re not tying against anything.

Get ready for some ooohs and aaaahs.

So cute!

And you’re done unless you want to make it extra fancy (all the kids did).

Smooth all the tassel strings down and…


Have I mentioned just how much I love these bookmarks?  The project was a lot of fun.  And the students are excited to give them away as gifts!

*** Just added:  Check these bookmarks out as Christmas ornaments! ***

AND, if you like women’s fiction, you might like The Secret Life of Book Club (Disclosure: I wrote it.) The photo link will take you to an excerpt of this funny, clean fiction about four MOMS in a book club gone rogue (Perfect for Mother’s Day). Either way, Happy Reading!


91 thoughts on “Awesome Homemade Bookmarks (with tassels!)”

  1. I saw this months ago and then was able to make them with my gdaughters for their parents. I printed the pictures on my home printer then sandwiched them between clear contact paper and cut them out. They turned out so cute and their mom was really thrilled with them.

  2. Love this tutorial! I printed the photos, cut out the kids, them laminated them and cut again. I then put in an eyelet (I have them from my card making crafts), and then used a 1/8 inch ribbon. I think I will make(?) or buy tassels, that is a nice touch.

  3. I love this idea! I have posted it on my Pinterest Group Board, “What Inspires Me to Craft.” I’d love for you to join as a contributor! Contact me for an invite.

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