Got a child who loves mermaids and reading? These diy, printable mermaid bookmarks are just the thing!
Those of you who are familiar with our monthly coloring pages know that children's book author and illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, loves mermaids! Most of our June coloring pages are mermaid themed; our first was these adorable mermaid paper dolls.
Why do our June coloring pages feature mermaids? It's because the Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade, the iconic Brooklyn event featured in Greenberg's book, Mermaids on Parade, happens in June. Like the aforementioned mermaid dolls, as well as our summer solstice coloring page, these mermaid bookmarks are inspired by illustrations of the parade celebration from Greenberg's book. Look closely at bookmark number one and you will see the Coney Island roller coaster!
I'm delighted to add these super sweet mermaid bookmarks to our growing collection of printable bookmarks designed exclusively for us Melanie Hope Greenberg. (Note: this post contains affiliate links.)
How to Make Mermaid Bookmarks
Download and Print out coloring page. By clicking on this link you agree to our terms of service. *See below.) --> Mermaids for your books!
For longer life, print on card stock or heavy paper.
Using crayons or colored pencils, like these gorgeous Under the Sea colors, color to your heart's desire. No need to use the "right" colors or stay in the lines!
Want to a little extra mermaid sparkle? Outline or decorate with glitter glue pens like these.
For even longer life, you can laminate the bookmarks, if you have a laminator.
DIY mermaid bookmarks are perfect for summer party favors, or even at a craft table during a party or other gathering. Librarians may print out as many as they like (but do not distribute the electronic pdf file) to have at summer reading events. Pair them with a read aloud of Mermaids on Parade for extra awesomeness.
More mermaid coloring pages:
- Mermaid paper dolls
- Liberty mermaid coloring page
- City mermaid coloring page
- Summer solstice celebration coloring page
Or, check out all our cute summer themed coloring pages!
About the Mermaid-in-Residence
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books and she loves to teach about the art of children's books in the classroom. Her picture book, Mermaids on Parade, which depicts the iconic Coney Island celebratory Mermaid Parade, was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
Melanie also does wonderful school and library visits where she shares with children the process of writing and illustrating children's books.
Her classic book, Aunt Lilly's Laundromat, has recently been re-published in paperback. The book takes place in Melanie's neighborhood laundromat on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights.
“Succeeds as a celebration of fond memory and honest labor.” –Publisher’s Weekly.
Also check out this new music video which features kids enjoying Aunt Lilly's Laundromat!
Are you looking for the perfect book gift? I’m sure you know a kid who likes diggers! Or mermaids? Or subways? Melanie signs all copies of her books purchased through her Amazon vendor link.
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