Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dolly Bookmarks

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 Dolly Bookmarks

What better to use for a bookmark than a cute dolly that you can read to??

I thought up this little Dolly Bookmark craft when I saw some little doll figures drawn on paint sticks in a recent Family Magazine.  It was adorable, but it seemed that this bookmark craft would be more useful in the end.

The Two Sisters had a great time making and even played with them after they finished.  It is a perfect craft for a girls reading group or just for fun an a Saturday Morning.

What you will need for your Dolly Bookmarks:
  • Strips of white cardstock (I actually used poster board) cut to approximately 1.5x8 inches
  • Patterned craft tape with peel off backing, about 1/2 inch wide, cut into 2 inch pieces.  (if using duck tape you will need to trim). Different colors/patterns are nice.
  • Yarn in "hair colors" cut into about 48 inch pieces
  • Small, flower stickers
  • Colored pencils and/or thin markers and regular pencils with erasers
  • A 1-hole punch
  • Self Laminate (or I really think clear contact paper could work.. it would be cheaper)
  • Scissors


1. Peel and place your craft tape strips (we recommend 3-4) on your book mark strip, leaving 1-1.5 inches at the top for the head.  This will be the "dress". Trim the leftover for a cleaner look.

2. Draw the head and hair almost or to the top of the bookmark, as you will punch the hole through the top of the bookmark to look like the "ponytail".

3. Draw in the legs and shoes below the dress.

4. Color the legs, shoes, head and hair with either colored pencils and/or thin markers (we found crayons tend to be too fat, but they may work for you.)

5. Cut your self laminate or contact paper to about 4x8.5 inches
6. Peel off the backing and place the bookmark in the middle of the slicky side.
7. Fold over the laminate and press down the seems on the back of the bookmark (careful to avoid air bubbles (a parent or teacher should help get this right).  Trim over any extra on the ends.
8. Punch a hole into the top of head
9. Take 48 piece of string and fold over 3 times, equally.  It should be 16 inches now.
10. Thread through the hole and make the sides equal.
11. Tie in 2 knots and either braid and secure with a very small clear elastic band or leave loose.  Trim ends to even out.  Note: Our yarn was very curly, so I (mom) actually ironed some of it on a VERY low setting.  If you do this, be careful, as you could melt the yarn.  We left one with curly hair.

DONE!  Enjoy!

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  1. I love these bookmarks! I pinned it so we can make them when my little girl gets older. They are so cute!