Easy Watercolor Bookmarks for kids to make

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At our home, we love reading. I have been reading to my 3.5-year-old ever since she arrived and books by Dr. Seuss are her favorite by far. So I couldn’t let go of the opportunity to celebrate Dr.Seuss’ Birthday and involve my kid in a fun activity. Making our own Easy Watercolor Bookmarks was a wonderful activity to involve my child in and now she wants to gift a bookmark to all her classmates in school.  These bookmarks are perfect as party favors for a storybook party, a gift for a little one to make and gift to their grandmothers this mother’s day, a teacher appreciation gift and even a Back to school gift for classmates.

Easy Watercolor Bookmarks for kids to make

Easy Watercolor Bookmarks - colorful bookmarks using simple watercolor techniques and materials! Easy to make, lots of fun and make perfect gifts.

 

Materials Needed:

  • Drawing paper,
  • Scissors
  • Watercolors,
  • Brushes
  • Mixing plate
  • Bowl of clean water.
  • Markers
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Strings (optional)
  • Stamps (optional)

Step 1: Get your supplies together. Make sure you have tissues handy and your workstation is lined with a plastic sheet or newspaper.

Step 2: Wet the paper with clean water with the help of brush. You can involve kids in this step

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Step 3: Dilute colors of your choice in the mixing plate and drop on the wet paper. This is the wet on wet technique.

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Step 4: Use one, two or as many colors as you like. We decided to use blue and green.

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Step 5: Tilt the paper in different directions to shift the color around. Let it mix naturally. Let dry

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Here is another background I made with my daughter where I let her scribble with oil pastels once the paints were dry. For this, we used pink & bluewater colors & mixed crayons.

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Step 6: Once dry, cut the paper into strips. I cut mine 2” wide and 6” long

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Step 7: Decorate. This is the fun part. Doodle, draw, stamp or ask kids to add Stickers. Inspired by Dr. Seuss Book “Cat in the Hat”, my daughter added some fish stickers on one. On the second she added some birds, so I wrote a quote from Dr. Seuss to match.

Easy Watercolor Bookmarks - colorful bookmarks using simple watercolor techniques and materials! Easy to make, lots of fun and make perfect gifts.

Doodle with markers.

Easy Watercolor Bookmarks - colorful bookmarks using simple watercolor techniques and materials! Easy to make, lots of fun and make perfect gifts.

Or stamp away.

Easy Watercolor Bookmarks - colorful bookmarks using simple watercolor techniques and materials! Easy to make, lots of fun and make perfect gifts.

Whatever you do, you can’t go wrong with these.

So what do you think of our Easy Watercolor Bookmarks? Don’t forget to share your creations with us using hashtag #artsycraftsymom. Here’s a pin friendly image for Pinterest.

Easy Watercolor Bookmarks - colorful bookmarks using simple watercolor techniques and materials! Easy to make, lots of fun and make perfect gifts.

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