Let’s have some fun with color today! We can learn about colors by coloring. So today we’re going to make a cute little coloring book that you can put together yourself and then color however you’d like. Play with the coloring supplies you use, blend colors or draw your own designs to color, it’s up to you!
Learn about colors by coloring
Coloring is a great way to experiment with different colors and learn how they work together. You can also play with different coloring supplies and see how the colors blend. I’ve created a cute mini coloring page printable you can use to make your coloring book.
Make a mini coloring book
Lets take a cut printable coloring page and make a mini book with it. It’s a quick and easy paper craft you can customize. Add in your own extra pages or art designs or personalize the cover. You can also print out multiple copies and make mini coloring books with friends.
- Printable coloring page by Jen Goode
- Printer and paper – I used a thicker paper, but any paper will work
- Glue or double-sided tape
- Download the print the free coloring page.
- Cut out the mini coloring pages. Leave room on the left-hand side of each picture so you have room to attach the sheets together. The bottom two blocks on the printable are designed slightly larger so you can use them as your front and back book covers.
- Apply a line of glue on the left of one page. Adhere another mini page to the glue line. Continue to glue pages together along the left side until your book is complete.
- Design your cover and then glue the front and back to your finished book.
- If you prefer, you can color your pages before gluing them together and then you’ll have a cute little book to share.
- Add your own art, designs, doodles and fun words to more pages to create a custom craft!
Download the free printable mini coloring pages and make your own mini book!
If you like this printable, check out my coloring book on Amazon.
5 fun ways to color
- You don’t have to color with only pencils or crayons. Instead of just using crayons, try painting your coloring pages with watercolors or use colored pencils. Keep in mind, when painting a printable page, black ink might smear if you get it too wet.
- Markers are fun to blend colors. Color one layer of a single color and then add another color marker right on top.
- Combine coloring supplies. Try coloring with colored pencil and then painting on top or add crayon coloring on top of markers.
- Try watercolor colored pencils. You can use a waterbrush, a paint brush with water or blending markers to create pretty painted colors with the pencils.
- Use different coloring tools when you color. Instead of using a paintbrush, try using a q-tip or sponge to add color to your printable art.
More fun Coloring activities to try
- Exploring Art: Playing with Color
- Making colorful art: Easy pointillism for kids
- Learn how to watercolor paint with coloring pages
I hope you have fun experimenting with color today – one little coloring page at a time!
More about Me. I’m Jen Goode (pronounced goodie). I’m a Colorado girl with a love for food, travel and all things creative. When I’m not traveling and exploring new food, I’m creating new projects ideas or drawing – (although I draw while I travel too!). I enjoy creating art and work with a variety of brands including Cricut, HP and Disney. I hope this project has inspired you to make something fun! Find more of creative ideas at 100 Directions. Find me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Happy Creating