Make This Fun MESS-FREE Fall Bookmark Craft for Kids

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This fun fall bookmark craft isn’t just easy, it’s virtually mess free thanks to Kwik Stix! Check it out & let your kids unleash their creativity…without ruining the carpet!

My daughter L.O.V.E’s to craft and create, all day, every day. I love that she is so creative and doesn’t need blinking lights and technology to entertain her but I don’t love the mess that her crafting inevitably makes all over the table and floor.  Her favorite crafting tool is by far paint…one of the messiest ways to express herself! I have never been so happy as when I got these Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint Sticks for her to try!

She gets to craft and momma isn’t at the sink for 30 minutes washing brushes, wiping spills up off the floor, or scrubbing off the table. It’s a win/win for both of us.  I gave her the Kwik Stix and a few basic craft supplies and let her unleash her imagination! She came up with these adorable fall bookmarks, which are also great to use to track the line you are on or as a pointer for practicing sight words, colors, and so on.

Crafting with Kwik Stix: Make a Fall Bookmark to Encourage Reading!

Here is all you need to create your own:

Since the Kwik Stix paint is mess-free, you don’t even have to dig out the smocks!  You can create yours with any theme or color scheme that you like but since we are about to be knee deep in autumn we went for fall bookmarks that would help us keep our place.

How to make this mess-free fall bookmarks craft

Use your Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint stick to draw designs, or color the entire thing. My girl went for pumpkins, leaves, apples, a scarecrow and corn. I tried to get a plaid flannel pattern going with mine.

Next, we let it dry completely, and unlike super wet drippy paint it didn’t take long at all (just around 90 seconds!), another plus for kids who hate waiting between steps. I also loved the nice even coverage it had on our wood, I also tried it on glass, metal, paper and found it was consistent on all the different materials.

This fun fall bookmark craft isn’t just easy, it’s virtually mess free thanks to Kwik Stix! Check it out & let your kids unleash their creativity…without ruining the carpet!

Finally, you can add pipe cleaners, google eyes, and details with a fine tip permanent marker to finish off your creations.

Look how vibrant the color is! The best part? It won’t fade or crack, so her bookmarks will always be this beautiful!

The mess to clean up afterwards was just our extra supplies, and making sure the caps were back on our Kwik Stix. The best part? She only had one tiny spot of paint on her thumb to wipe off afterwards there was nothing to soak or clean.

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Make This Fun MESS-FREE Fall Bookmark Craft for Kids

Materials

  • Jumbo wooden craft sticks
  • Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint
  • Google eyes
  • Chenille stems
  • Fine permanent marker-optional

Instructions

  1. Use your Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint stick to draw designs, or color the entire thing. My girl went for pumpkins, leaves, apples, a scarecrow and corn. I tried to get a plaid flannel pattern going with mine.
  2. Next, we let it dry completely, and unlike super wet drippy paint it didn’t take long at all (just around 90 seconds!), another plus for kids who hate waiting between steps. I also loved the nice even coverage it had on our wood, I also tried it on glass, metal, paper and found it was consistent on all the different materials.
  3. Finally, you can add pipe cleaners, google eyes, and details with a fine tip permanent marker to finish off your creations.
  4. Look how vibrant the color is! The best part? It won’t fade or crack, so her bookmarks will always be this beautiful!

Kwik Stix are now a permanent part of our craft supplies and I promise you that once you and your child give them a try you will love them too.   Kwik Stix come in all sorts of different packs and colors. I suggest grabbing the 12-pack in basic colors, then adding on some fun neon colors or the Metalix pack!

What fun mess-free crafts would you make with Kwik Stix? Share below!

30 thoughts on “Make This Fun MESS-FREE Fall Bookmark Craft for Kids”

  1. christopher mitchell

    Looks awesome! I’m a bit jealous of all these incredible resources that are coming out for kids these days This is a lovely little activity, and it’s explained clearly and thoroughly. Thanks!

  2. Your daughter is talented! She made very creative bookmarks. The idea of having the Kwik stix for coloring is really a cute idea.

  3. I’m totally stealing this for my ELA class! My kids are a bit older but I think they’d love to make these. I never thought of using popsicle sticks; I’ve always used construction paper. This will definitely hold out more!

  4. This is such a fun craft idea! I bet the kids love this – so fun and even more fun for the adults with NO mess haha! Love it! These came out so cute!

  5. Darling! We should make your bookmarks and then read some spooky Halloween stories. One of my favorites for kids is called Room on the Broom.

  6. This is such a great idea! I am always trying to find new craft ideas for my son to help keep him busy. These would be perfect for us to make!

  7. What an adorable bookmark! I was just thinking, these would be perfect to make in Vacation Bible School or even as gifts to grandparents!

  8. Kristi Nelson Renner

    My daughter loves to do things with toilet paper rolls so I am guessing she would use these to make some fun puppets or ornaments.

  9. You had me at mess free 😉 Haha. I will admit though my 9 year old boy can make a mess with ANYTHING you give him, just wait and see 😉 We have all of these supplies and do need some new bookmarks so going to make these with the trio.

  10. Wait, what? Solid paint? No mess? How have I been a mom this long and hasn’t heard of them? ? PERFECT for crafting- especially on the go!

  11. I need to do this with my kids. Projects like this are a great way to help keep the kids excited about reading. Great job!

  12. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That’s such a great idea! I love that you were able to make them so colorful without any smudgy mess. Great!

  13. What gorgeous bookmarks, she’s done a fab job! I love the idea of paint sticks, they will save so much mess and clean up. It’s great that it dries so quickly too.

  14. My kids are always looking for bookmarks around the house. I love this craft idea because I don’t need to go out and buy anything special for it!

  15. Thanks for a great idea! I am really looking for a craft for my nieces activities this weekend. I am sure they would love this one.

  16. That looks like a lot of fun. My sister-in-law is always looking for creative ways that her kids can paint and create I’m going to tell her about these paint sticks because it is a whole lot less messy.

  17. You had me at mess free! I absolutely love this bookmark craft and that the Kwik Stix Solid Paint dries in only 90 seconds! I haven’t seen these before and I’d love to get them for the grandkids.

  18. This is brilliant! Im always looking for easy craft ideas to do with the kids and this one is both easy and useful! Thankyou!

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