As I have stated before, I am a self-proclaimed craft hoarder. So after finishing up our Rainbow Shamrocks, I had some paper scraps I just couldn’t throw out. Using a technique that I enjoy, V & I created these beautiful rainbow bookmarks.
This craft is not only toddler-friendly and easy to set up, but it gives you the perfect opportunity to talk to your little one about all the different colors of the rainbow! It is fun to work on together, and with the tips below they are bound to end up with a great finished product!
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Supplies for construction paper bookmarks:
- A sheet of construction paper. One of each color of the rainbow.
- A hole punch.
- Clear Contact Paper
- A piece of white cardstock.
How to make bookmarks from construction paper scraps:
Start by cutting out a piece of contact paper. You want it 8 inches long and the length is one inch for every bookmark you want to make. I wanted 3 total so ours is 8″-3″.
Carefully peel off the backing and tape down to flat surface sticky side up. We like to do ours on the window. The light coming through during the project looks neat.
Fold the paper backing at the 2″ mark and start punching out Red dots for your kiddo. Let them cover the sticky space with dots. Once they are finished with the red dots. Peel the back down one more inch. Then add some orange dots in the newsticky spot.
Continue this process with Yellow, Green, Blue, and finally Purple. You should have an inch of unused contact paper at the bottom. Peel the rest of the backing off and press your cardstock onto the dots.
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Remove from the window and press down well.
Use the backing to cut into inch wide rainbow bookmarks!
Aren’t They Adorable!
We had so much fun making these that we used up our extra dots to make a giant heart too!
This technique could be used in so many fun ways with your little one. Don’t forget to Pin this post to keep in your back pocket for a quick go-to activity! The older kids enjoy it too…