Back-to-school season is just around the corner, so kids everywhere are getting ready to hit the books again. This time of year brings back mixed emotions of excitement, nerves and maybe a little sadness to be leaving those sweet summer days behind. To make it all a bit more fun and to focus on the positive, it's always good to have some fun projects to do in anticipation.
If you're looking for something that will get the creative juices flowing and encourage reading a good book, you'll love these Free Printable Coloring Bookmarks printed on eco-friendly seed paper.
Each printable bookmark is filled with flowers and greenery to color and features an inspirational message.
While you can print these fun illustration designs on any kind of paper, we are suggesting seed paper to make them extra special. All you have to do is purchase seed paper here and download the free printable PDF. Then, using a top-loading inkjet printer, print them onto the seed paper and trim them to the dashed line indicated.
Then the fun begins! Use your creativity to color in the bookmarks and use them to mark your page. Once they start getting too old or worn you can plant them in soil to grow real flowers and color yourself a new one. Simply place the seeded bookmark under 1/8" of soil, water it well, and make sure it's in a sunny spot. In a few days you'll see sprouts appear. When the plants get bigger, you can replant them outside so the wildflowers can really flourish.
Here's a picture of what you can grow:
It's a fun, useful, eco-friendly and creative project that is the perfect way to celebrate back-to-school and the importance of reading a good old-fashioned book.
Even if you don't have seed paper or an inkjet printer, you can still enjoy the bookmarks printed on a regular recycled cardstock paper. Just avoid anything coated or they will be harder to color.
If you enjoyed these Coloring Bookmarks, download the matching Free Printable 2018 Coloring Calendar!
You can get organized for the year ahead and have some fun coloring in the pages with this creative calendar adorned with blooming illustrations.