TPIB: Pageturners! Save my spot!
Using a variety of beads and thin hemp cord, you can can create book thongs. Simply put beads on each end of the cord. Tie off each end so the beads don’t slide off or up and down the length of the cord. You can watch the YouTube video for directions. Or here are written instructions.
This is a great craft to do as a bookmark program or as part of a beading program. Flat ribbon or skinny waxed cord works best.
These are super cute. And a great way to hold your page. You could do a bunch of variations on this, too: Zombify them. Make robots.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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