DIY Tassel Bookmarks
Printable bookmarks and reading list are a fun way to get your kids excited about reading this summer!
I remember hating reading as a kid, and fell in love with it much later in life. I want my children to fall in love with it as early as possible so I make it a priority to find amazing books, take the time to read with them and add a little extra fun to it when they’re not in the mood for a book. This is why I created this reading printable. There are two parts to it, the first is ‘the reading list’, a bunch of fun and different places to read. There’s something so peaceful about reading outside on a summer’s day, and something so mysterious about reading under the covers with a flashlight. We listed a few different places to read to get you and your child excited about summer reading. The second part is a book mark. Style it however you’d like. My 3 & 5 yr olds even love it for their picture books, and my 7 yr old loves marking his place in his chapter book.
I hope you enjoy these printables and hope they help inject a little bit of fun into your summer reading.
Supplies for Tassel Bookmark
- Hole Punch
- Markers, Stickers, Paint Sticks, anything to color with
- Embroidery thread or yarn for the tassel
How to Make your Tassel Bookmark
Print and cut out your bookmark. We recommend using 65 lb cardstock or heavier. Some printers can also take watercolor paper, but be sure to check with your printer first.
Color your book mark then add some stickers for flare. Once it’s colored punch the hole out for your tassel.
Time to make your tassel. Wrap your thread around 4 fingers about 20 times, then remove from your fingers. Next, cut a piece of thread for your tassel hoop. Tie it in a hoop and double knot it. Take your tassel hoop and double knot it around your tassel (which still looks like a loop). Cut the bottom of the loop open. Tie another piece of thread around your tassel just below the top knot. Wrap it around a few times, then double knot it. Cut off the excess. Trim the bottom of your tassel and you’re done!
Thread your tassel through the hole in the bookmark.
You are ready to get your summer reading on!
Grab a good book, your bookmark and summer reading list and find a fun place to read.
Free Printable below! Personal Use Only Please.
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Shelly is a Visual Effects Producer turned Entrepreneur who lives with her husband and 3 young children in sunny California. After having her third child, she realized she wanted to spend more time with her family. Many a happy afternoon of arts and crafts with her children led her to the realization that she needed to spread the word about creating together with children, and how inspiring it is. So she created an online space with fun and simple projects to do just that. You can visit this happy space and hopefully grab some inspiration at creatingcreatives.com.
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