Friday, March 27, 2009

DIY: Coloring Books

More DIY. Here is another project for you to complete. I created these activity books for the kids and the kids at heart. I got this idea from the Bona Fide Preppy Bride. Here is how you can create your own:

On the template site there are many different forms of the coloring book. Once you make the coloring book your own, make copies of it. I had Staples help me make into the booklet. Once made into a booklet, you then use a hole punch and punch holes in the side of the booklet. Then take ribbon of your choice to secure the booklet together.

Plan ahead when doing this project when it comes to the purchasing of the crayons. I had crayons from a school box in my house that I have had for years. When purchasing crayons, they are cheap around school time. You can purchase lots of boxes for about $.10-.$25 a box. This can save you money. If you can not purchase them around the beginning of the school year, check out your local dollar store. To cut cost, put three crayons in each set and tied them with a ribbon.

Thanks to the bridesmaid that assisted me with this project. It was fun and I hope that the books are fun for all that use them.


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Angela said...

Those turned out awesome! All of my little cousins and nephews are super excited about these!

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