Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Handmade Coloring Book (a sort of tutorial)

So, I hesitate to call this a tutorial, because it is so easy!
But, it is a great gift idea and the kids love it.
We are always wondering what to buy for kids' birthday parties.

My kids love when I print off coloring pages from the computer.
They ask me for all different characters and especially characters that are too hard to find coloring books for (old school cartoons like smurfs, danger rangers, rescue heroes...). They have discovered that their friends like these too.

But, a lot of moms, me included, will usually say - "you have a million coloring books- color in one of those and save my printer ink!"

My son said, "Let's make my friend a homemade coloring book!" And that is what we did.

We took a one inch binder and printed out about 20 different pictures using various coloring page sites that we googled.
Our favorite 2 are:
We also added a lot of blank white paper in the back, because which kid doesn't like blank paper?
We then used our triple hole punch and carefully, punched all the papers and put them into the binder.

We then used our a print shop we have had since the 90s and copied and pasted the child's favorite image and wrote their name above it.
Add a 20 cent box of crayons that I bought during back to school and you have a great, unique gift!

I am linking to this party and this one.

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  1. That is a great gift idea personal and fun!

  2. Smart idea! I know my kids like the stuff from the computer also! Especially Thanksgiving!


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