A coloring page and a reminder to be kind to each other .
Hello! I normally only post activities that I created myself, but these are times in which lots of fellow artists are pulling together to share free resources and activities for kids to do at home and I want to make sure all of you get to know about them as I come across them.
First up, the amazingly talented author and illustrator Doug Cenko has on his website several activities related to his wonderful books: there are free printable “My Papa is a princess” and “My mama is a mechanic” paper dolls, “Sleepy Solar System” coloring pages and, my personal favorite, a model to build a Big Cheese car from his book “Little Monster Truck Go!” . If you haven’t read the book yet, there are 5 adorable little monster trucks each with their own unique shape and personality: my favorite is the kitty truck of course, and I hope Doug will a model of that to the list too…. but for now, enjoy the Big Cheese template by clicking here and don’t forget to get Doug’s fantastic books (click on the names to be redirected to their page on Indie Bound).
I created this activity with slightly older kids (or perhaps adults) in mind, as a way to help them be creative without having to follow a pattern too strictly. It is a game I play often when I feel like doodling: I create a bunch of organic looking shapes and the imagine faces and creatures inside of those. I am posting here my own final result as well as my own blobs but I can’t wait to see what all of you come up with! It’s sort of like looking at clouds and seeing all sorts of creatures in there. All you need is to print the free template, add some faces and features and then color. Don’t forget to share your work with me in the comments! (click on the second image to open the free printable template)
Valentine’s day is almost here and I am always a big fan of making your own free printable valentines 🙂 Last year I made robot Valentine (click here to download and print) so this year I went with a pet themed Valentine design. This time I have created a two sided card so you can just print one behind the other and then cut and fold your valentines.
As Halloween is getting closer, I thought I would add a few crafts that you can do with your kids at home or at your classroom Halloween Party. For this craft all you need is to print the two templates, color the pumpkins (or print them directly on orange paper) and then cut out your favorite face and make your own jack o lantern!
There are so many combinations you are guaranteed to have loads of fun making as many pumpkins as you would like.
Did you make this craft? Please send me a picture! I would love to feature it in my website!