I admit it…I am guilty of spending too much time on Facebook. It is a habit that is hard to break. Most days it sucks me in, and I spend way too much time scrolling. But then there are those moments when the scrolling pays off, often in unexpected ways. And today’s craft shows that it doesn’t pay off for me, but for you too. The idea for these popsicle stick bookmarks came from a game that I saw all over Facebook. Maybe you saw it too.
So, when I was thinking about making a Disney craft, I thought that I would make some bookmarks. And then I remembered that Facebook game and went to look it up. I found lots of sources for these quizzes. One of the sources was this article from “My Disney Holiday”. And here is my favorite of the character quizzes below that they have there. I would love to hear your guesses, but for the answers you will need to visit that source. You can also find a second, more difficult quiz there with other Disney block characters.
These DIY bookmarks are so super simple to make and only take a few supplies. If you do not have the colors of paint that you need to make a certain Disney character, mix up some paint until you get the color that you want.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
Just like every project here at inthebagkidscrafts.com, these DIY cute bookmarks takes just a few basic supplies. And every item on the list comes from our master list of supplies that we use for every single creative project. We never stray from that list. It has been carefully curated over time, like a capsule wardrobe. Once you fill up your bag, let us help you mix and match those items to make super fun crafts with your kids. This approach will buy you so much quality time with your kids…I promise.
For the sake of demonstration, we will only be making the Mickey Mouse bookmark. But all of the other DIY bookmarks follow the same process. Make one or make them all. You can even reference the block figures above and make more than the basic Mickey Mouse Club crew. I had trouble stopping at just these Disney figures. Once I started I wanted to make more and more. Maybe I will make Winnie the Pooh and his friends into popsicle stick bookmarks next.
This is a super simple DIY bookmarks tutorial. Sometimes the simple crafts are really the best. You will see that this Mickey Mouse bookmark only takes 2 steps. A few of the characters (like Goofy) took one extra step to keep from smearing one color into the next block.
Step 1: Paint the Main Color
- Lay your popsicle stick on a paper plate.
- Choose the main color of your character and squeeze just a little bit on the plate off to the side.
- Now use your q-tip to paint in all of the sections on your DIY bookmark that are that color. For the Mickey Mouse craft, I started with the color black and just eye-balled how wide to make each stripe and how much space to leave in between for the colors that will be added later.
- Give you paint a few minute to dry. It does not need to be 100% dry before moving on to the next step but should not be overly wet.
Step 2: Keep on Painting
- To complete your Disney craft bookmark, squeeze out a little of the paint in the other colors that you will need. For Mickey Mouse, we needed a little bit of red, yellow and flesh color in order to finish off the DIY bookmarks.
- Again, use q-tips, a different one for each color, to fill in the rest of the color blocks to finish off your character. For some of the characters, you may need to have more wait time before repeating this process of adding color strips one more time. You want to be careful not to smear one color into the next.
*For a few of these characters, there are lines that are thinner than what can be made with a q-tip. When this occurs, use a pencil tip or toothpick (if you happen to have some on hand) to paint on the thin lines. This is especially true when painting the Pluto bookmark.
And now all that is left to do is to put your popsicle stick bookmarks to use. We have tucked Goofy into one of our very favorite books, Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. It was always one of our boys absolute favorite bedtime story books. We could never stop at just one poem. Of course, just because these are technically “bookmarks”, that doesn’t mean that you can’t also use them for imaginative play. Once the Disney crafts are created, use them to tell stories and play with them however you like. They don’t just need to be tucked into books.
You might also like these other bookmark ideas for kids…
I cannot wait to see what you make! Maybe you will even come up with some designs of your own. Just draw them out on a piece of paper first and then transfer them to the popsicle stick with some paint. Maybe you could even make your own family. That would be awesome!!! And what a sweet little DIY gift that would make too.