Snip a “Snips”: How to Make an Ahsoka Tano-Inspired Bookmark

You don't need the Force to mark your last page -- just this bookmark celebrating a Star Wars legend.

E. K. Johnston’s novel Ahsoka, which reached #1 on the New York Times’ Bestsellers list for Young Adult novels. To celebrate the novel’s well-deserved success, craft this bookmark inspired by Ahsoka Tano, or give it to the kids to keep their spot safe in other new books.

Ahsoka Tano stands with her lightsabers crossed.

What You Need*

  • Orange, white, brown, and tan cardstock paper
  • Blue and white yarn
  • 5” diamond paper hole punch
  • Paper hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

*The activities in this article should only be done with adult supervision.

Get Started!

Begin by cutting a strip of orange cardstock paper 2” by 5”.

Cut two pieces of the brown cardstock 2” by 2”.

Cardstock, a ruler, a pencil, and scissors, for making a bookmark.

Next, use the diamond paper punch to cut four shapes from the white paper and two shapes from the tan cardstock paper.

White and brown cardstock with diamond holes punched out, and orange cardstock for a bookmark.

Glue two diamonds on the bottom edge of one brown paper strip. Glue them at the middle points so that half of the diamonds are off the edge, creating two triangles when you flip the paper over.

White paper diamonds glued to brown paper, beside orange cardstock.

Repeat on the other brown paper strip. Let the glue dry.

Use the paper hole punch to cut three holes at the top of the orange paper strip.

Cardstock and a hole punch for making a bookmark.

Next, glue one brown paper strip to the front side of the bookmark, lining up the brown paper at the top edge of the orange strip. Trim the bookmark at the top as needed to clean up the edge. Let dry.

Flip the bookmark over so you can see the holes you punched previously. Line up the paper hole punch in those same holes and punch three holes in the brown paper.

A partly assembled cardboard bookmark beside a hole punch.

Repeat with the other brown strip of paper. Let dry.

Glue the tan diamond shapes in the middle of the brown strips of paper, lined up just below the middle hole at the top. Let dry.

Next, cut three pieces of blue yarn and six pieces of white yarn approximately 10” long each. Cut three more pieces of white yarn, each about 4” long.

Get a helper to hold the bookmark in place, or use a book as a weight on the orange end of the bookmark.

White and blue yarn threaded through holes in a cardboard bookmark.

Take two pieces of white yarn and one blue piece. Slip the three pieces through one of the holes at the top of the bookmark and pull them halfway through.

Separate two white pieces of yarn, two blue pieces, and two white pieces. Braid the pieces together until the braid is at least 4 inches long.

As you reach the end of the braid, tie one of the 4” white pieces in a knot around the end of the braid to hold it together. Trim the ends of the yarn so that they’re all the same length.

Repeat with the other pieces of yarn in each hole you punched.

Your bookmark is complete! Ahsoka is ready to go on many reading adventures with you and the kids.

An Ahsoka Tano-inspired cardboard bookmark, with yarn tassels.

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer who loves creating crafts with her daughter. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox, and take a look at her blog the st{art} button for more Star Wars art projects and craft ideas.