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Free Printable: Fun Gecko Bookmark

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Gecko Bookmark for the Kids. Free Printable | Live Colorful

 

My two years old is loving Gill McBarnet’s (Hawaiian Children’s Books) book, Gecko Hide and Seek. The story makes counting fun! encouraging the kids to search for the geckos through the pages. Inspired by the story I created my own version of a fun gecko and made a bookmark printable out of it so my kid can use it in his favorite books. I made them in two different colors so you can pick your favorite, or just glue them together one behind the other, and use both as much as you want, The brown one makes me think about fall, and the blue one about summer :) which one is your favorite?

Download the printable here: Fun Gecko Bookmark Printable.

Gecko Bookmark for the Kids. Free Printable | Live Colorful

 

 

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a copy of this cute book for the kids in your life. Enter the giveaway HERE. Good luck!

 

 

Win a copy of Gecko Hide and Seek by Gill McBarnet Hawaiian Childrens Books GIVEAWAY | Live Colorful

 

I shared a craft project a few days ago that I’m sure your kid would enjoy it too. The craft involves fall leaf confetti and another free printable. Check out the project here: Fall Leaf Confetti Craft Idea and Printable

 

Did you know that  “Geckos feet are specially adapted for climbing. Each toe has thousands of tiny hook-like bristles that enable to grip onto smooth surfaces like walls and glass windows. They can even walk across a ceiling … upside down!”  as seen on the back cover of Hawaiian Children’s BooksThe Goodnight Gecko.

GIVEAWAY! + Fall Leaf Confetti Craft Idea and Printable

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Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

 

The giveaway is closed now. Thanks you!

I have something super special for all mommies, kids, teachers, and everyone who loves children’s books. Last time I collaborated with Hawaiian Children’s Books we had so much fun and a great response from all of you that we decided to get together again to bring to you a craft idea inspired by one of Gill McBarnet’s illustrated books, Gecko Hide and Seek. But we also wanted to give you the opportunity to win a copy of this cute book, so here it is, a super fun giveaway!

Enter the giveaway on Instagram here.

Win a copy of Gecko Hide and Seek by Gill McBarnet Hawaiian Childrens Books GIVEAWAY | Live Colorful

 

Gecko Hide and Seek, is a really fun counting book that tells a story about some geckos who hide behind palm trees, pineapples, leaves and other beautiful vegetation. I love Gill McBarnet’s books because they made me think of Hawaii, its colors, and beautiful weather. It’s so perfect for this season because, who wouldn’t love to be in Hawaii right now? right?

Jaxon started collecting leaves a few weeks ago, so we had a big pile of them on the dining room table! They were driving me a bit crazy, I must confess. So it occurred to me that we could use them to decorate a gecko just like the ones in the book. I drew a gecko silhouette and made a printable in case you would like to use it too (download the printable below). We used a puncher and made confetti out of fall leaves. Then we glued the confetti around the gecko silhouette, counting the confetti and making numbers even more fun!

 

Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

 

Download the gecko silhouette printable here. Gecko silhouette printable | Live Colorful

Fall leaf confetti craft idea for the kids and a fun gecko printable | Live Colorful

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, and good luck! Get a copy of the book here.

Live Colorful Featured in Family Fun October/November 2017

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Live Colorful featured in Family Fun

I  have some exciting news! I worked on a few Day of the dead inspired projects with FamilyFun magazine a few months ago, and one of them was featured in the magazine this fall!

Being able to collaborate with such an amazing magazine was a fulfilling experience. I’m a huge fan of their creative projects! They keep me inspired and busy every season, so as you can imagine, it was really hard to keep this collaboration a secret.

Live Colorful featured in Family Fun

Page 24, making memories, is what you are looking for! It’s a sugar skull DIY artwork created with tissue paper and water. You can can download the printable to make your own sugar skull artwork on the FamilyFun site. Don’t forget to get your copy this fall! I promise you won’t regret it.

For more fun ways to celebrate Day of the Dead you need to check out the October/November issue of FamilyFun sister magazine, Parents Latina. I created three extra fun craft projects with them this fall. I’m sure you will love them too!