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.

easy art projects: folded paper marker drawing from Artchoo.com

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.

easy art projects: folded paper marker drawing from Artchoo.com

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



  1. 09/09/2013 / 9:40 pm

    Lovely! And you can use those Dot Dot paints as well!

  2. 09/11/2013 / 6:50 am

    I love this! It appeals to my love of symmetry and no-mess art projects. 😉

    • 09/11/2013 / 8:42 pm

      Yeah- I try to break free of my love for symmetry and no-mess projects. Just to shake things up a bit, but I’ll admit I gravitate toward both of these…

  3. 09/12/2013 / 8:19 pm

    Really beautiful and sorta mathematical too. It would make great wrapping paper or party table cloth or both!

    • 09/14/2013 / 8:41 am

      Ooh, that’s a good idea! Look at your designer instincts coming out.

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