Daily Archives: April 7, 2009

Tree Hugger: Homemade Coloring Books

How adorable is this drawing, courtesy of one of the cute kids I babysit for? I actually drew the outline, and he colored it in, but I just love it! I took a picture and he kept the hard copy to give to his parents.

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We ended up making a bunch of these “homemade coloring books” while I was there – I had a blast drawing the outlines, despite my lack of artistic talent, and he loved coloring them in. It got me thinking – why buy coloring books when you can make your own out of recycled items, like the inside of cereal boxes, old envelopes, pretty much any scrap of paper you have lying around that is big enough! And check out this adorable post on Make and Takes on making homemade crayons from broken pieces of Crayola. I smell a fun art project in my future… ahh, the smell of crayons!

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