This arts-and-crafts activity is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy creating handmade bookmarks with this quick and easy activity for Easter!
These last-minute Easter bookmarks are a great way to keep the kids busy while creating a little gift for their friends or family! To create the stamps, I cut some potatoes in half, then invited my daughter to add designs to the cut surface with a dull pencil.
We wiped off the excess starch with a paper towel, then started stamping on a sheet of recycled white cardboard using our favorite washable Melissa & Doug Jumbo Stamp Pad. So colorful and festive!!
I would have encouraged her to cover the entire sheet of cardboard, but she needed very little encouragement from me!
Once she had covered the entire sheet, we cut it up into strips, punched a hole at the top, and added some ribbon. She was so proud of her handmade gifts!
Valerie Deneen is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador and the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects that are sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! You can follow Valerie on Twitter, or say “Hi” to her on Facebook!