I have another fun Dr. Seuss craft for you today. These Thing 1 Thing 2 DIY Bookmarks are simply adorable and a great little gift to encourage more reading.
Bright and colorful Thing 1 and Thing 2 tassels top these mischievous bookmarks. This is the perfect craft to make for Read Across America Week. FREE Printable file included.
Thing 1 Thing 2 DIY Bookmarks
- Yarn, Turqua – Red Heart
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Store
- Cardstock, White and Red
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or Liquid Craft Glue)
- Adhesive Runner (or Glue Stick)
- Hole Punch
- Paper Trimmer
- FREE PRINTABLE FILE
Gather all supplies. Measure and cut a 3” by 2” section of heavy-weight cardboard. Place a 20” length of yarn across the top of the cardboard, and then wrap the yarn around the cardboard 75-100 times.
Tie off the top of the tassel, cut the bottom of the tassel, and remove it from the cardboard.
Measure and cut a 12” length of yarn and tie off a section approximately one inch from the top to create the tassel.
Use scissors to trim the ends of the tassel.
Rotate the tassel so that the fringe end is at the top. Attach two wiggle eyes to the top edge of the ball section of the tassel with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Measure and cut red cardstock into 2 1/4″ by 8” rectangles using a paper trimmer.
Punch a hole in the top center of the bookmark, thread the yarn ends from the tassel through the hole, and then tie in a bow. This will attach the Thing head to the Thing body.
Download and print the bookmark patterns onto white cardstock. Cut out Thing 1 and Thing 2 emblems with scissors and attach them to the front of the bookmarks with the adhesive runner.
To finish, cut out the Dr. Seuss quotes with a paper trimmer and attach them to the back of the bookmarks with an adhesive tape runner.
This is a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy with counting, cutting, and motor skills. This is a great craft for tweens and teens to create or to help the littles with.