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Spring Flower Paint Chip Bookmarks (Fun for Kids!)

It’s so easy to make these paint chip bookmarks that look like spring tulips. Kids will love this craft, and if you have old paint chips . . . it’s free!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before you’ll be able to make this project. You’ll be cutting and drawing with markers. This is perfect for children of all ages!

Paint chip bookmarks shaped like tulips

Spring is in the air! And I am loving the warmer weather, longer days, and gorgeous budding flowers! Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks! Today I have another fun bookmark craft for you inspired by this new blooming season.

So far we’ve made confetti bookmarks, cute cat bookmarks, and origami heart bookmarks. Today we’re continuing the trend and making some cute spring flower bookmarks!

These paint chip bookmarks are really easy to make – and you can use paint chips you already have leftover from another project, or ask Home Depot for the spares they are going to throw away. Either way, it’s a free craft!

How to make paint chip bookmarks

Paint Chip Bookmarks

Here are the materials you’ll need:

  • Paint chip samples
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Tape
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Sharpie Marker

Let’s make some flower bookmarks!

Cut Out the Flower Shapes

Step 1: Cut out some flower heads from paint chips. I made mine around 2 inches wide. If you’re feeling unsure about freehanding, draw on the back of the paint chip a little bit larger than you plan to cut.

And if you want to do a specific flower shape, you can always print out a silhouette you find online and use it as a template.

Paint chips cut into the shape of tulips

Cut Out the Base

Step 2: Cut out some green rectangles from paint chips. I made mine around 2 inches by 3 inches.

Step 3: Make cutouts in your green rectangle similar to the ones seen in the photo. The shaded areas mark the areas that need to be cut out. I used scissors and a craft knife.

You’ll also want to cut on the bottom round part of the stem. This is the portion that comes out over the top of the pages and looks so cute.

Stems drawn onto the back of paint chip cards

Assemble the Bookmarks

Step 4: Tape your flower head to the top of your stem. You can also use craft glue or hot glue.

Flower head taped to the top of the flower stem

And you’re all set! You’ve got yourself some cute and springy bookmarks! You can keep them as is, or use a Sharpie to add faces and extra cute details.

Easy to make bookmarks for kids

Try them in the pages of a book and see how you like them! The faces are kinda fun and make me happy. I’d love to see what color combinations you come up with in your own project.

DIY bookmarks for kids to make that look like spring flowers

Hope you have fun making these paint chip bookmarks! I just think they’re adorable and I hope you do too. Let me know what you think of this recycled craft in the comments.

If you’re looking for more kid-friendly springtime or Earth Day crafts, check out my blog Pink Stripey Socks for great ideas like the ones below!

Happy making, friends!

Paige Flamm

Wednesday 30th of March 2016

These bookmarks are super cute! I think I'm going to need to make a few for all my book reading needs.