Because everyone and their brother makes a New Year's resolution to read more (yours truly included), here's something to help you out: a bookmark tutorial.
You'll need cardboard (I used a leftover mailer), paint, a paintbrush, a pen and scissors.
Trace the template onto your cardboard (full size = about 1 3/4 by 4 inches). Cut out, then carefully make a slit for both arms, slightly rounding out the hands once free. After you've cut out the figure, fill in features with a pen and add accents with paint. Let dry.
To use, place arms over the page you want to mark, slipping the body a few pages behind. Happy Reading!