Earth Day Bookmark {Frugal Crafts}

by Jess on April 18, 2013

Earth-Day-BookmarkRecently, we painted my daughter’s bedroom in an effort to transition her from “toddler” to “little girl”.  We had a lot of leftover paint chips because, let’s face it,  if you bring a child to the store with the intention to select the colors she may like for her walls, you may end up with some extras.  So, instead of simply throwing them away, we decided to save them and utilize them for craft projects.  We pulled out our green and blue ones last week and decide to make an Earth Day craft.

Earth-Day-BookmarkMaterials Needed:

  • Paint chips in assorted blue and green colors
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon or string
  • Hole punch (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Earth-Day-BookmarkStart by cutting up your paint chips into little pieces – you are trying to achieve a mosaic look so triangles and odds and ends work well.  It’s also a great time to review shapes with your little ones.
  2. Once you have the paper ready, take an unused paint chip that has not been cut, this will be the actual bookmark and you will glue pieces of the chips on your paper.
  3. Glue your cut pieces onto the bookmark, alternating between blue and green.  It’s fine if some white shows too!
  4. Let thoroughly dry overnight.  I put ours between a book so that it would dry evenly and firmly.
  5. Once dry, punch a hole through the top and tie a ribbon
  6. We also put key earth day words on the back of ours which included the following:  Earth Day: April 22nd, 2013, Recycle, Plant, Animals, Green, Growth and Earth

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Jess left her job to pursue her dream: changing diapers, cleaning the house, doing dishes, getting tons of sticky kisses, teaching and exploring with her two girls on the New England coast. She enjoys sharing her life - crafting, creating, parenting, venting and cooking on her blog Barefoot by the Sea.

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