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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Mother's Day Colouring Bookmarks {Free Printable Template}

If your Mum {or Mom} loves to escape into an alternate world through the pages of a good book then these DIY Mother's Day colouring in bookmarks are the perfect Mother's Day gift. Not only are they a useful keepsake, they're also a really easy, no cost Mother's Day gift idea that kids can make themselves. 

Simply print off the free black and white bookmark templates and let the kids decorate them and you'll have a special sentimental gift for Mum. They're also great for Grandma's too!

Free printable Mother's Day bookmarks coloured in.

These free printable Mother's Day bookmark templates are a great way for children to get creative and make mum something special for Mother's Day, no matter their age. It's also a great last minute gift if Mother's Day sneaks up on you {we all know that happens sometimes}.

The bookmark templates are also great to use in the classroom as a group craft activity and can be sent home to families as a Mother's Day gift. Toddlers, preschoolers and older school children will be able to easily decorate the simplistic designs.

Pair the finished bookmarks with our free printable Mother's Day colouring card and a filled in Mother's Day questionnaire for the perfect trio of free keepsake gifts for Mum. 


When I designed the Mother's Day bookmarks I came up with 3 different simple designs using items such as flowers and hearts so they'll appeal to most Mum's. I also deliberately used the phrase Happy Mother's Day on 2 bookmarks and I love you to pieces on the last one so they can be used by children in any country whether they have a Mum or Mom, and they can be used for Grandma or Nanna as well.

Supplies needed:

  • Scissors
  • White paper 
  • Bookmark template
  • Coloured pencils, pens or crayons
  • Laminator + pouches {optional}

Mothers Day bookmarks template and colouring pencils.

How to make DIY Mother's Day colouring in bookmarks

1. Print out bookmark templates onto white paper. If you don't have a laminator to laminate the completed bookmarks then I suggest printing the templates onto white cardstock instead for more durability.

Mother's Day bookmark templates printed onto white paper.

2. Colour in each bookmark design. Each different bookmark design has been created with simple pictures and bubble writing so they're easier for children to colour in, regardless of their age. The bookmarks can be coloured in using pencils, crayons or pens. If you're feeling really adventurous you can let them decorate them with paint.

Don't worry if they don't stay within the lines and the colours don't make sense, this is a great chance for them to be creative and design their own special bookmarks. It's also a great way for them to get some fine motor practice and build up their hand strength.

Mother's Day bookmarks coloured in.

3. Write a note or child's name on the back. To personalise the bookmarks add a special note from your child, or get them to write their name, on the back of the bookmark and add the date so it can be kept as a keepsake.

4. Laminate coloured bookmarks {optional}. If you have access to a laminator I highly recommend laminating the bookmarks so they won't get easily damaged and will remain in great condition for many years to come.

5. Cut out individual bookmarks. If you're worried about sharp corners then cut curved corners so there's no sharp edges. Younger children may need help cutting their bookmarks out.

Mother's Day bookmarks coloured in and laminated.
Mother's Day bookmarks coloured in.


Download the free printable Mother's Day colouring in bookmark templates by clicking the download template button below. The templates are all included on one A4 PDF page and you can print as many copies as you need.

Please note these printable bookmark PDFs are for personal or classroom use only and cannot be electronically distributed, reproduced or uploaded and sold on any platform. If you would like to share them, please link back to this blog post directly.

Mother's Day colouring in bookmark templates sample image.

Download Mother's Day colouring in bookmark templates here.

Free printable Mother's Day colouring bookmarks templates for kids.

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