How to Paint Watercolor Bookmarks with Kids

Learn how to create Watercolor Bookmarks using a simple Watercolor Crayon resist technique that will wow you! A super easy and fun technique that even kids can enjoy!

CHECK OUT MORE Fun for kids project ideas and DIY bookmark ideas

What you will need:

watercolor bookmarks for kids

Paper Pad, Watercolor | Watercolor Pan Set | Paint Brushes | A White Crayon or Candle | A Paper Trimmer or a pair of Scissors

Affiliate links have been used at no extra cost to the reader. You can read my full disclosure here. 

Watercolor bookmarks step by step:

Step by step photo + video tutorial to make easy Watercolor Bookmarks

1. Trim your watercolor paper into bookmarks

Using a paper trimmer or a pair of scissors, cut bookmarks to measure 2 by 7 inches in size. Using a heavy (140lb) watercolor paper here so that the paper won’t easily warp with the paint and water.

watercolor bookmarks

2. Draw your hidden message

Using a white crayon or a candle draw/write your pattern or words onto the bookmark

crayon resist kids

3. Paint with watercolors

Next, apply watercolors on top with lots of water.

paint watercolor

4. Let dry and enjoy!

We made our Watercolor bookmarks colorful and pieces of rainbow art, but this will work even if you use just one color of watercolor paint!

watercolor resist bookmarks

How this works:

The crayon or candle is wax-based and sits on the paper first and acts as a resist. As you paint with the watercolors, the white design you drew with the crayon will show

TIP: This works better with darker colored watercolors!

diy watercolor bookmarks

Watercolor Bookmarks Video:

Watch the step step by tutorial of these Watercolor Bookmarks :

Smitha Katti creativespace e1577349763159

Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you learnt something from this tutorial, do share this post with a friend or on social media! Tag me @smithakatti #smithakatti I’d love to see what you create!


Share this post with friends!

One comment

  1. Another kid craft I can share with my adopted neighborhood ‘grandkids’! You just made my day again!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *