I was given a colouring book/diary for Christmas last year, it seemed like a genius idea, a week to colour each page, but my felt pens all leaked through to the other side like mad and I quickly had to decide - diary or colouring book? It couldn't be both.
I bought another diary and carried on with the colouring, just now and again when I had a minute (mostly sitting at the kitchen table whilst the dinner is in the oven. My colouring is not especially neat so no looking too closely!)
I thought it would be nice to use them rather than just leaving them in the book so I've had fun finding things to do with colouring pages.
This is an easy one, use the whole design and just trim it to fit a card blank:
I just added some black outlines with a fine liner to part of this design and glued on some sequins.
You can write a message somewhere in the design like this:
Or you can cut up the finished page and just use part of it:
- This page is pretty but not spectacular
- Draw a number or letter in pencil and cut out with scissors or a craft knife
- Edge the card blank with one of the colouring pens you used in the design by putting it on scrap paper and then wizzing along the edge with your coloured marker pen
- Glue the number or letter onto the card blank, add a few punched shapes too if you like
If your pages are big or the gift small I guess you could just use your coloured page as gift wrap.
Maybe you could make a gift bag with it?
This gift was a mug that came in it's own sturdy plain box so it was easy to cut or punch out and glue on parts of a colouring page.
I even had enough to make a little gift tag, by cutting out a tag shape and glueing it onto card.
The other ideas I was thinking of but haven't actually tried yet are:
- Decorating a note book
- Making bookmarks
- Turning it into art
Have you found any other lovely ways to use colouring pages?