Free Firecracker Patriotic Bookmark Printable for Coloring

Color this firecracker patriotic bookmark and add a sparkly tassel fuse to make an adorable firework craft perfect for July. You can download the free patriotic printable later in the post.

Hand holding firecracker patriotic bookmark with descriptive text.

Patriotic Bookmark Printable

Word Nerds outnumber Math Geeks in our house 3-2.  Those of us on Team Words read multiple books each week, and love a fun place-keeper to mark our spots for later. 

Sure, we could grab a grocery receipt or dog-ear a corner (gasp!) but there’s just a special feeling of having a great bookmark when cozying up with a new book.

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Instead of making a themed-pattern patriotic bookmark, I decided on one that looks like an icon of July 4th celebrations. The firecracker! 

I’m not about to set off real ones of my own, so my bookmark firecracker gives some bonus holiday festivity, and lets me keep all my fingers.  Win!

Three fully colored patriotic firecracker printable bookmarks.

Busy? No problem!

Can’t make your patriotic bookmark right now? Don’t worry, save it for later. Pin it on your patriotic craft board so it’s easy to find when you’re ready.

Collage of printable bookmark patriotic craft photos with descriptive text overlay.

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Tips for Making Patriotic Bookmarks:

  • Start with a great cardstock, especially if you decide not to mat the firecracker bookmark on another color. I always choose a premium bright white 110lb cardstock because it’s sturdy and holds up nicely without showing much wear. I use this heavy white cardstock in all my printable coloring bookmarks.
  • Bookmarks are a great way to use up smaller cardstock scraps. Since bookmarks are only 2×6″, they’re the perfect way to use colored paper strips from other projects.
  • Using glitter ribbon or metallic embroidery floss to make your bookmark tassel will give your bookmark the extra sparkle reminiscent of July 4th fireworks. It’s an extra touch that will make you smile when you think of how clever you are.
Hand holding firecracker patriotic bookmark.

Printable Patriotic Coloring Bookmark

Yield: 5+
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: 1-easy
Estimated Cost: under $5

Color this firecracker patriotic bookmark printable and add a sparkly tassel fuse to make an adorable firework craft perfect for July. Make a patriotic bookmark for yourself or use as a craft project for your patriotic party.


  • Printable Patriotic Bookmark file- Download after tutorial
  • Heavy white card stock
  • Colored card stock (red or blue)
  • Paper glue
  • Red, white or blue coordinating ribbon or embroidery floss


  1. Gather supplies

    Supplies to make patriotic bookmark.
  2. Download and print Patriotic bookmarks onto heavy white cardstock. Print as many as you need for personal use. File or finished project may not be sold.

    Black and white printed sheet of firecracker bookmarks with colored pencils.
  3. Use paper trimmer and/or scissors to cut out printed bookmarks along outer lines. I use a 12" guillotine trimmer to get nice straight cuts for the firecracker sides, then scissors for the curves. Color bookmarks.

    Red, white, and blue firecracker bookmarks.
  4. Cut 2x6" strips from colored cardstock. Glue each bookmark to a strip of colored cardstock, then trim curves to match firecracker shape. Punch hole through both layers in center near the top to mimic fuse location.

    Supplies to make patriotic bookmark.
  5. Tie coordinating ribbon tassle through hole and trim ends at an angle to prevent fraying.

    Red, white, and blue metallic embroidery floss tassel.
  6. Curl up with a great book and your finished bookmark!

    Three fully colored patriotic firecracker printable bookmarks.


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Download the Patriotic Bookmark to Print and Color

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Firecracker bookmark laying on book pages with descriptive title.

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