Doodle Love Bookmarks | Valentine Craft for Kids

Doodle Love Bookmarks | Valentine Craft for Kids

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I am so excited to share this guest post by my friend Megan from MNM Special.  We met a couple of years ago through our blogs, and have been great friends since!  Megan is a domesticated type mom of four that left a career in finance to follow her love of fitness, crafts and food on a journey around the western United States with her husband of 14 years. She loves to organize closets and drawers, paint and do DIY projects around the house and sleep in.   Check out her tutorial for the adorable Valentine Craft for Kids, Doodle Love Bookmarks!

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Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. It is a special day that seems to be set aside to show those around us that they are loved just that much more. This year I want to send my parents the drawings my children have made especially for them. I think their full page artwork is just lovely, but I wanted a project that was also useful and didn’t take up a lot of space. Doodle love bookmarks are personal, crafty and useful.

My four young children enjoy coloring on every piece of scratch paper, wall, piece of furniture, and anything other surface that will soak up ink, pencil or waxy crayon. It seems as though my home is overflowing with art projects.Doodle love bookmarks use little clips of art to personalize the project in a sweet way. The bookmarks can be used in recipe books, planners, scriptures, novels, or even framed to display on a desk.

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Doodle Love Bookmark Supplies:

Cardstock (color and prints as desired)
Doodles
Scissors/Paper Trimmer
Glue or Tape Runner
Embelishments* (stickers, rhinestones, washi tape, stamps, ink, ribbon, etc)
Hole Punch*
Decorative Punches*

Instructions:

1.Chose a color palette that coordinates with your doodles.
2.Cut out the drawings and any additional pieces of cardstock to frame the drawing. The measurements for the bookmark can be whatever is desire.
Use a paper trimmer to make even cuts and scissors to clean up any edges.
I cut out strips of white paper that were 1 1/2 inches high by 7 1/2 inches long and let my kids draw their pictures to fit. Then trimmed a base layer of cardstock to 2 1/2 inches tall by 8 inches wide and the center layer 2 inches tall by 7 3/4 inches wide. I then trimmed down the pictures to fit the center layer leaving 1/4 inch between them and the sides. It isn’t exact, but close enough.
3. Use glue or a tape runner (I prefer a tape runner) to glue the drawing to the cardstock in the desired places.
4. Add embellishments to the bookmark.

We stamped words on the image and a background print to the yellow and gray doodle love bookmark. Used my Stampin Up Chevron border punch to make the hombre red and pink doodle love bookmark. We also used a mustache washi tape on the blue doodle love bookmark for grandpa. I want to add the white and grey twine to the yellow and gray one, but I misplaced my hole punch.

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The possibilities are endless!

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What type of Doodle Love Bookmark will you make?

 

 

 Doodle Love Bookmarks | Valentine Craft for Kids
Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

Comments

  1. What a cute idea! My son would LOVE to make those with me.

  2. This has to be one of the sweetest Valentine ideas I have seen.

  3. These are so cute. What a cute idea for Valentines Day.

  4. What a cute idea, I love this idea!! I think it would make kids more excited to read because they have an awesome bookmark! Or it would make a great gift :-)!

  5. Oh, I don’t know. Seasonal bookmarks are pretty neat. Perhaps one for Valentine’s Day or even St. Patrick’s Day.

  6. My children would enjoy making these and I love that it captures their art in something useful. I have to check and see if I have any card stock.

  7. Fun craft for any time of year and I am always willing to try anything to encourage more reading around here.

  8. How cute, and Megan tell that kid to stop growing. He is such a big boy now.

  9. If my sons are the doodlers, I would cherish it forever :)

  10. This is perfect for my son because #1 he loves doodling, and #2, and most importantly, he reads all. the. time. and is always looking for bookmarks. :)

  11. I love how cute these are and that they’re so special but not a lot of work to make. And on a side note, Megan is such a wonderful person, love that lady!

  12. This is what the grandparents will be getting for V-day!

  13. This is such a cute idea and something people could actually use!

  14. That is a really cute idea! My son would love this idea. :)

  15. These are so cute and such a great idea.

  16. These would be a great thing to hand out for the Valentine’s parties in class. so cute!

  17. My daughter made me her own version…she doodled on thick paper and cut it out for me.:)

  18. I could use some of these… instead of scrap paper markers.

  19. What a cute idea, my boys would absolutely love to make these.

  20. Adorable! I love the personal touch with the kids’ drawings, but they look so nice with the crafty details. I’ll have to try these with my kids soon.

  21. Oh I would love to have a bookmark like this from my kids when they were young (even though most of my books are read through an e-reader now)

  22. These are ADORABLE! I think these would be great “Grandma”gifts for Valentines’ Day!

  23. I love those, they’re great. Great V-day presents too!

  24. These are adorable Valentine’s Day crafts. Super easy and fun for the kids.

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