This week we celebrate Read Across America day; otherwise known as Dr. Seuss Day (in honor of his birthday.) Our school district is having a week long Read-a-Thon, and has asked the kids to read as many minutes and pages as they can. We love books and any excuse to read is a good one, so we made an extra trip to the library to stock up on books. It was quite the haul. (We have 6 kids X 3-4 books each -you do the math!) I decided to make them each some ribbon bookmarks to celebrate this week and of course they needed to be Dr. Seuss themed.
I am proud to show you my Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree Ribbon Bookmarks, patterned after the truffula trees in The Lorax. (If you haven't read it, I highly recommend you do- it's a favorite and my kids adore the movie, too!)
Ribbon Bookmarks are actually really easy to make. You can use a sewing machine, but it is really just as simple to hand stitch them. All you need is a button, a hair elastic, ribbon (length depends on what size book you intend to use it on), needle and thread and the special ingredient for this project is a small fuzzy pom pom.
To make your own:
Cut the ribbon your desired length.Then you fold over one end of your ribbon placing the hair elastic in the seam. Sew it shut. Then, on the other end of the ribbon, sew on a button. Finally, attach the fuzzy ball by gluing it directly onto the button. (Use a strong adhesive or glue gun so it won't pop off easily. (For more examples, see this previous post: Ribbon Boomarks ) Let the glue dry completely and then use it with your favorite book!
Happy Reading and Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Like this? Then check out this free Dr. Seuss printable!