Coloring bookmarks combine the calming, meditation-like process of coloring with a cute quick craft. These Free Printable Bookmarks to Color are just the right mix of both. I’ve created printable bookmarks for holidays, seasons, or any day you’d like a fresh new bookmark to mark your place. See them all below.
Ways to Use Printable Coloring Bookmarks
Of course you can use them as, well…bookmarks. But these printable coloring bookmarks make great crafts for a variety of different occasions. Use them:
- as a handout or craft for school parties,
- for scout meeting activities,
- as a craft at senior centers,
- at libraries for kids time,
- for a small calming or meditation activity, or
- paired with a book as a gift.
How to Print Bookmarks for Coloring
For best results when printing your bookmarks for coloring, match your paper to the type of coloring tools you’ll be using. (If you’d like to add foil to your bookmark, you’ll need to use a laser printer to print for your foiling machine.)
Medium-weight (around 65lb) white cardstock is good for most printable bookmarks. It’s great for dry coloring supplies like crayons and colored pencils, and when matted on a colored cardstock background is sturdy enough for regular use.
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My favorite paper for bookmarks to color is a heavyweight 110lb bright white cardstock. Heavy cardstock is sturdy enough to stand up to wet coloring supplies like markers, gel pens, and acrylic paints, and can be used on it’s own without an extra mat if desired.
To use watercolor paints or pencils on your bookmark printables, use specific watercolor paper to prevent warping.
NEW! – 1 Year of Coloring Bookmarks
A full year of themed bookmarks is now available in my store. Coloring bookmarks are an ideal quick craft for kids, teens, and adults. This set makes it easy to print copies for your classroom, book club, scout meeting, or library craft afternoon. Buy the Yearly Bookmark Set here.