5 Easy Art Projects: Folded Paper Marker Drawings

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5 really easy and cool art projects for kids

Welcome to the first day of 5 days in a row of easy art projects for kids! I’m so excited, because easy art projects are my favorites.

There’s always a place and benefit for longer, more involved projects, but I tend to have no attention span like many children, so I can understand the appeal of easy art projects.

Today we’ve got some really cool marker “drawings”. I posted this beautiful piece of artwork on Facebook a little while back, and asked what you all thought it was made from.

Some thought paint, some thought markers, so I decided to try my hand at using marker. Fen and I folded up a bunch of pieces of paper and experimented with how to hold the markers, whether the paper should be folded or open, etc.


  • Permanent markers
  • White printer paper

Fold your paper really any way you want to get good lines and intersections with the creases. We folded ours in half lengthwise twice (so you have 3 creases going lengthwise). Then we did the same thing width-wise, and folded it diagonally for lots of intersection points.

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For wherever you want marker dots, fold up the paper into a point, place the point down on a surface, and press the side of the marker tip onto the paper point. Hang out for a while and watch the color bleed until it’s as big as you want it.

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Continue with this until all of the dots are made! Easy peasy, right? Easy art projects are lovely.

See all 5 of the easy projects:

Day 1: Folded Paper Marker Drawings

Day 2: Inky Chalk Pastel Drawings

Day 3: Spray Paint T-shirts

Day 4: Smiley Face Paintings

Day 5: Cardboard Prints

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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