HOMEMADE COLORING BOOKS
Taking a page out of Carisa’s Tot Notebook, I decided to apply the same concept to making my own coloring books. I did this for several reasons:
- I could choose the content.
- It would cost under $3.
- Jelly Bean is not yet “coloring.” She still just scribbles.
- I could re-use them. (Yes! That’s my biggest problem with store-bought coloring books – once they’re used, that’s it! :()
- She wouldn’t color on everything. (Well, sorta. :P)
Let me show you how it’s done in FIVE simple steps.
STEP 1: Decide which cartoon characters you want to focus on. I chose:
STEP 2: Search the web for coloring pages. I do a simple Google Search on the character I want and then I refine the search to ‘line drawing.’
STEP 3: Print the sheets and put them in sheet protectors in some desired order. You can also choose one to make a cover out of and print that in color.
STEP 4: Take it to your local office supply store to bind.
STEP 5: Get Dry-erase/Washable markers.
Jelly Bean loves to scribble on the pages. Once she’s done, I simply wipe them down with a tissue or paper towel. I can also wipe down the desk, her hands or anything else she may have drawn on by accident (or not :P).