Monday, July 11, 2011

Horse bookmark for kids to color




Ah, summer days, warm sunny times filled with picnics and reunions, camps and vacations.  Then, there are the times where there is absolutely nothing to do.  For those times it’s best to find a nice comfortable place and grab a good book.  The same goes for the kids.  Take them to the library, and pick up a few books for them.  I hate to sound like a bossy nitpicker but are you really going to rip off a piece of junk mail to keep your place?  And if you are planning on returning those books to the library without the librarian giving you the stink eye, don’t you dare dog-ear those pages.

What to do? Print the original coloring book--mark full size on cardstock.  Then, give it to the kids and let them color away with colored pencils, crayons, whatever is on hand.  In reality horses come in tons of colors, but don’t stop there-- anything goes.  You can even date it, sign it on the back and stick on some laminating film, inexpensively found in any dept. store.  Instant memory!

I would love to see the decorated bookmarks because I know that kids are more creative than any of us.  Email me a jpg. and I’ll put them on the blog.  Enjoy!   


17 comments:

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, this is a great idea!

Art with Liz said...

What a fabulous idea and what a great subject!

craftattack said...

Lovely idea! I will keep it in case <i go babysitting some time!

Icy BC said...

Your drawing is very beautiful, and thanks for making them available for free. I have no small children, but others would love them.

Jan said...

Another terrific idea for my grand-daughter to make. Crystal, your talents are endless...thankfully :)
Jan

laurie said...

beautiful,, you are so very talented,, amazing

Heather said...

good morning!
i am printing them as we speak - i will have the girls color them! they will love them! what a great idea!!! Have a great day

Lee Pierce said...

Love it! I'm sure we'll see a horse of a different color - or two :D

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Love this. I just might print out and color one for myself. I need a new book mark. Right now I am using a postit note. I just signed up with GoodReads so that I can get some good reading ideas. Have an awesome day.

LadyCat said...

What a great idea! And the horses are great. One of our granddaughters is crazy about horses. Thanks for sharing : )

maddyrose said...

Love the book marker and wouldn't mind giving it a try myself. Your imagination knows no limits, does it? Have a great day.

Netty said...

You are so right about dog-eared pages, hate that.....yuck
So kind and generous to offer one of your beautiful sketches for a bookmark. Have a great week, Annette x

Purple Pony Art said...

Fun idea! I should make some printables too.

My favorite part of going to the library was the summer reading club!

Magic Love Crow said...

So cool Crystal!! Thanks ;o)

Heather said...

Good Morning, what is your email? you can email it me at
hstilluf@aol.com

my kids have colored their bookmarks! they are so excited -

Diana Evans said...

oh I love it!!! what a great idea Crystal!!!

Gerri Herbst said...

what a sweet idea...too bad my daughter is in her 20's. LOL.

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