It’s hard to believe, but the start of a new school year is just around the corner! It’s always fun to give students a little handmade something to start the year off on the right foot. Everyone, no matter what their age or grade level, needs lots of bookmarks. Here’s a fun way to save your place in a book: with a funny face bookmark! If funny’s not your thing, check out my ribbon bookmarks instead.
This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where I am a contributor.
Supplies Used to Make Funny Face Bookmarks:
- Baker’s Twine in a variety of colors
- Paper Clip (any size)
- Hot Glue gun or glue dots
- Googly Eyes
Step one: Cut between 6 and 8 pieces of twine. Make each piece about 5 inches long.
Step two: Join the twine strings, fold them in half, and push the folded part through the paper clip.
Step three: Slide the loose ends of twine through the twine loop and pull tightly. Trim the ends to the desired length. I like the ends even, but you can vary the lengths to create a different look.
Step four: Glue eyes and other embellishments onto the twine to make a face. I used a hot glue gun to attach wiggly eyes to each of my funny face bookmarks.
I think they kind of look like Muppets…maybe Beaker? These bookmarks would make cute back to school teacher gifts, too. Send a few of these funny face bookmarks to the new teacher with a note that says “I hope my kid doesn’t drive you crazy this year!” Have fun crafting and creating some silly bookmarks for the new school year!