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Se7en Steps to Quick, Curious, Creeping Bookmarks.

October 17th, 2010 · 10 Comments

This weeks art project was short and sweet. We did a whole lot of arting and even more scientific fun!!! But we only managed to finish these:


And here is a super quick and easy project for all age kids to do:

  1. We used quick thick craft paper… that would absorb the water easily. We cut it into strips and rolled it over a pencil. And pinned it in place with a paper clip.
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  3. We dabbed some dots and made some patterns on the paper using markers.
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  5. We put a little bit of water into some cups and hung our paper strips into them. The paper was just touching the water.
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  7. The water creeps up the paper and as it does some of the dyes from the marker creeps up with it!!! Some of the colors travel at different speeds and you get a whole lot of lovely unpredictable patterns.
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  9. We left them to dry completely.
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  11. We set about with fine liners to add rockets to the colorful wooshes, whales to the swirling sea, dragons to the fiery breathe and fireworks to the sparkles.
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  13. We stuck them onto card.

That’s it… short and sweet. Quick, Curious, Creeping Bookmarks. Have a fun week!!!

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Tags: Book Crafts · Concoction Crafts · Crafts for Kids

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie K in Taiwan // Oct 18, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Wonderful! I had bookmarked a similar activity to do ( ) but I like your version better!

  • 2 se7en // Oct 18, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Hay JK, Thanks for visiting!!! I thought they would think they were too quick and easy but actually my kids really got into these and were completely engaged for ages!!! Hope you guys have a fun week!!!

  • 3 Cheryl // Oct 21, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I’m adding this to my list. I can imagine my children watching the water rise up the paper. Fun idea.

  • 4 se7en // Oct 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Hi Cheryl!!! So good to hear from you!!! ANd I love all your apples!!! Just send us one of your trees across the internet!!! Lots of love…

  • 5 creativejewishmom/Sara // Oct 21, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Great project! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, I just love your projects, they’re original and refreshing! Hope to see you again next week! all the very best!

  • 6 se7en // Oct 22, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hi CreativeJewishMom, Thanks so much for stopping by!!! We love being part of your link-up!!! Have a great weekend!!!

  • 7 Robin Sampson // Oct 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    How fun and pretty! This is my first visit. I’ve been browsing your blog. Started with your Jesse Tree. I have some neat Bible lapbooks I think you would like. They are free.


  • 8 se7en // Oct 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Robin, Thanks for stopping by and saying hi, it is always nice to meet new readers!!! Wow – your website looks like a great resource!!! I will have to linger there longer over the weekend!!! Have a great week!!!

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