DIY Cat in the Hat bookmark tutorial

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Bookmark Craft

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Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss and his iconic characters? Show your love for this beloved author with this fun and easy DIY Cat in the Hat bookmark.

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat bookmark craft

This bookmark is easy to make with just a few supplies you probably already have in the house. If you have a printer, crayons, thread, and some cardstock, you can make this bookmark right now. 

Even if you don’t already have everything you will need at home, the supplies are easy to find and easy on your wallet. 

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How to make a Cat in the Hat bookmark 

This is an easy, fun kids’ printable bookmark that you can make with preschoolers through school-aged children. Make this DIY bookmark for Dr. Seuss Day or any day of the year.

For each Cat in the Hat bookmark, you will need these simple supplies that you can find at home, the Dollar Store, any craft store, or online:

Cat in the Hat printable bookmark tutorial

Supplies

Directions

Dr. Seuss printable bookmark
  • Download and print the Dr. Seuss bookmark template on cardstock
  • Color the bookmarks with crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
  • Laminate the bookmarks with a laminator (optional)
  • Cut out the bookmarks and punch a hole at the top with a hole punch.
How to make a thread tassel
Making a tassel
  • Fold a piece of cardstock in half and then in half again; until you’ve folded it a total of four times.
  • To make a tassel for the bookmark, wrap a piece of thread or embroidery floss around the cardstock until you’ve reached the desired thickness. Forty times for a piece of thread seems to work well; fewer times for embroidery floss.
String tassel loop
How to make a bookmark
  • Carefully slide the thread off the cardstock, making sure that it isn’t too close together. Keep the loop open and cut the thread from the spool.
  • Gently slide the thread through the loop and let it hang.
  • Cut a long piece of thread and wrap it around the top (see photo for reference). Secure it by tying a knot and trim the excess thread.
DIY bookmark tassel
How to make a Dr. Seuss bookmark
  • Slide a pair of scissors into the middle of the loop, then cut the bottom of the loop to create a tassel.
  • Tie the thread you’ve left hanging into a knot and loop it through the hole in the bookmark.
Cat in the Hat bookmark

The best part about this craft is that it doesn’t take any special supplies or artistic talent. The hard part has already been done for you.

Within a half-hour, your child will be keeping their place in their favorite book with their nifty new bookmark. 

Not only is this a fun craft to make for yourself, but it would also be an excellent teacher gift for Dr. Seuss Day or an end-of-year token of appreciation.

DIY Cat in the Hat bookmark tutorial

Try some more fun activities with the kids.

Yield: 3 bookmarks

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Bookmark Craft Tutorial

Cat in the Hat bookmark printables

Make an easy and fun Cat in the Hat bookmark with a printable template, some crayons, string, and cardstock.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Cardstock
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Thread
  • Cat in the Hat bookmarks printable PDF

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Laminator (optional)

Instructions

    1. Print the Dr. Seuss bookmark template on cardstock
    2. Color the bookmarks with crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
    3. Laminate the bookmarks (optional)
    4. Cut out the bookmarks and punch a hole at the top with a hole punch.
    5. Fold a piece of cardstock in half and then in half again; until you’ve folded it a total of four times.
    6. To make a tassel for the bookmark, wrap a piece of thread or embroidery floss around the cardstock until you’ve reached the desired thickness. Forty times for a piece of thread seems to work well; fewer times for embroidery floss.
    7. Carefully slide the thread off the cardstock, making sure that it isn’t too close together. Keep the loop open and cut the thread from the spool.
    8. Gently slide the thread through the loop and let it hang.
    9. Cut a long piece of thread and wrap it around the top (see photo for reference). Secure it by tying a knot and trim the excess thread.
    10. Slide a pair of scissors into the middle of the loop, then cut the bottom of the loop to create a tassel.
    11. Tie the thread you’ve left hanging into a knot and loop it through the hole in the bookmark.

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That’s it! Simple, right?

Now you have a favorite bookmark to go along with your favorite book and it only took a few minutes. Score!

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