Children will enjoy working on this simple and fun craft to make as a gift for Dad. Some of it is a bit tricky for younger children, but with a bit of help they can make and give this fun bookmark that Dad will be proud of.
plain coloured paper
crayons or marker pens
Biro to write a message
You will need a strip of paper 4.5cm x 21cm. 21cm is the length of the short edge of a piece of A4 paper (or the short edge of a piece of A5 paper).
Measure and mark carefully using your pencil. A guillotine will give the best results for cutting, but scissors are fine in you cut carefully.
Make a mark with your pencil 1cm from the top edge.
At the same level divide the bookmark into thirds by marking every 1.5cm.
Make a cut on each side.
Fold the sides in to look like a shirt collar.
Draw a tie. It's easier than you think. Make a circle for the knot and draw 2 long lines going outwards.
Then draw a v shape at the bottom.
Colour it in.
Use a little dab of glue to hold the collar down.
Make a dot on each side of the collar to look like buttons.