Hanging over my desk/craft table are my kiddos Ombre Hand Prints. I am still totally in love with how they turned out, but let’s face it… I can’t just keep making more and more of them, I would run out of wall space! My daughter loves when I get out the paint so I decided it was time to simplify with this fast quick kids craft! Ombre Bookmarks.
Supplies for this Quick Kids Craft are Simple!
2 sheets of white card stock
One color paint (of your child’s choice)
A paint pallet of some sort
Optional: popsicle sticks and something small to fit in your child’s hand. Like an eraser or wine cork.
Cut one piece of paper into strips. Tape them down to your covered painting surface.
Place a few of the strips higher than the rest. (You will see why later)
Start with All white on your paint pallet and slowly add in your second color.
Now if you want to let your kiddo do this with their fingers have them hold the object from above in their hand.
V has a wine cork. This helps them use only one finger in the paint.
This actually works pretty well… only V wanted to lick her fingers today so we ditched that idea….
Second option is to let them paint with a popsicle stick.
Using the stick makes it hard for them to blend all of the colors together, which helps keep the ombre effect going. I encouraged her to start on the bottom and work her way up and she did well on hers.
The three that we had up on the top I used the second piece of card stock to cover the rest of the bookmark so that it would end up with a more gradient look.
It worked out perfect and she had plenty in front of her to paint to her hearts content!Let dry a bit, peel up the tape, and trim the edges.She was adding them to all of her favorite books in no time. I stole one for me of course too…
Sunday 10th of January 2016
I love this! They look so cool, and it'd be a lot of fun to do. The wine cork idea and/or the popsicle stick are great!
Friday 8th of January 2016
Such a quick and easy craft to do! Think I will have to add this to our list to do this month!
Saturday 9th of January 2016
Thanks! We have already done them again in green. Since they cost next to nothing if they get destroyed in a week it doesn't matter!! Just make sure to keep one for yourself tucked away :)