Page-eating monster bookmarks

I just love making these. These are usually one of the first fiber arts projects I give to the kids. It’s a simpler project that is a good introduction to working with fiber. They plan out their design, learn to cut and mark felt, learn the running stitch, the whip stitch and the tacking stitch. The designs are limitless and I always love seeing what they create. They make great “today presents.” We are a family of avid readers so these lil monsters definitely love our books. Tasty!

Time: 30mn-1hr self guided

Age: 6+

What you need for this project: 

  • Scissors
  • Ruler (or a straight edge)
  • Acrylic Felt 4×4 squares (stiff like paper not the floppy kind) 1mm thick (you can find these in multipacks with assorted colors for under $10 for around 44 assorted squares)
  • Chalk pencil, pen, or pencil if you are marking shapes before cutting felt (I also like use scraps of felt from other projects)
  • Embroidery floss (this becomes the stitching to attach all the felt pieces together but also serve as added detail so you can use one or more colors depending on your design. 
  • Embroidery needle
  • Paper and a pencil (optional to plan out your design before you mark and cut)