29 December 2009

New Year Party Coloring

The clock face says it all - it's a few minutes before midnight in this New Year coloring page decorated with balloons and confetti.

24 December 2009

Alphabets and Monograms

Letters of the Alphabet coloring pages appeal to all ages. You can find ornate monograms to use as artwork and posters or for non-coloring crafts or you can go with simpler designs for children to color. I like to use alphabet letters in line art form to design patterns for other crafts.

For relaxation with markers and colored pencils, my favorite alphabet coloring pages are replicas from vintage books and manuscripts.

Alphabet Coloring has many resources for adult coloring and coloring for kids of all ages and levels; it's also got listings to printable coloring pages featuring every letter of the alphabet on its own or as a complete letter set.

18 August 2009

Complex Celtic Star Design

celtic design adult coloring posterThis complex adult coloring page has a star motif in the center but the decorative borders, swirls and connected edges remind me of Celtic knot patterns.

Whatever you want to call this design, it's challenging enough for adult coloring enjoyment with markers or colored pencils.

02 July 2009

July 4th Coloring Poster

Make a poster for Independence Day with this Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue US flag coloring poster featured in the Patriotic Coloring Book at Pastiche Family Portal.

Happy Birthday, USA - July 4th!

15 May 2009

Peace Symbol Coloring Poster

peace sign coloring sheet
Simple things often lead to more creative results. Start with this peace symbol coloring picture and make it as fancy as you can. Add your own little drawings in the spaces, add textures or words within the symbol shape outlines, or add other peaceful pictures to create a peace poster.

01 May 2009

Cinco de Mayo Coloring

cinco de mayo coloring, maracas fiesta coloring pageCreate decorations or make your own Cinco de Mayo clip art with festive maracas in this free printable fiesta coloring book.

30 April 2009

27 April 2009

May Day - Lei Day

May Day is the first of May, and it's a fun-filled spring holiday marked by the creation and exchange of flower-filled baskets - May baskets.

In Hawaii, May Day is Lei Day. You can make a flower-necklace lei of your own design with this Hawaiian lei coloring craft sheet.

Print out as many sheets of ready to color lei coloring pages as you need, color in all the flowers and leaves, then cut out and string together to make your May Day-Lei Day Hawaiian flower necklace.

Go Fly a Kite

go fly a kite coloring pageSpring days with billowing breezes make great kite-flying weather.

Childrens Day in Japan is celebrated in early May; kids make carp kites and fly them in the parks. No matter what the weather, you can celebrate spring with this kite coloring page.

15 April 2009

My First Bike Coloring Picture

Remember your first bike? Not your motorcycle or 10-speed. Think back before that ... to the little bike with three wheels and pedals on the front wheel with a metal frame and streamers hanging from the handle grips.

The bike that you could ride on the sidewalk- your trike. If you were feeling really cool, you'd let your little sister or brother stand on the "bumper" and catch a ride along with you.

Here's a tricycle coloring book page for all you early easy riders to color.

06 April 2009

Riding Time Chopper Coloring Page

adult coloring, harley chopper motorcycleSnow and ice are gone from the streets, so it's time to hit the road on the iron horse - or at least dream about it. 

Print and color this chopper motorycycle coloring sheet, easy rider.

02 April 2009

Easter Coloring Card

Print, decorate and fold a free Easter eggs greeting card to color with your pencils, markers or crayons. You can even add some glitter to make it extra festive.

Inside lettering in purple says Wishing you an eggs-cellent Easter.

Many other Easter card designs in this collection, including a set of full color Easter cards - just print, fold and send.

05 March 2009

Mum's Day Colouring

Little girl kissing mother colouring sheetBoy kissing mother coloring pageA Kiss for Mother's Day Coloring Sheets - Little girl and little boy give Mum a sweet kiss for Mother's Day (22 March, 2009 for UK, US 10 May 2009).

24 February 2009

Mardi Gras Coloring Fun

Here's a whole lot of Fat Tuesday coloring joy for Mardi Gras: printable Mardi Gras coloring masks, posters, and coloring sheets for children and adult coloring fun.

Let the Good Times Roll!

06 February 2009

St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks Coloring

St. Patricks Day coloring page posterIt's not too early to start thinking about March holidays. Everybody's a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so think green, orange and white and start making your decorations for March 17.

You can get a jumpstart on coloring and crafting right now with this printable Happy St. Patrick's Day shamrock coloring poster. No registration and free download for personal or classroom use. Now that's some good luck.

29 January 2009

Mardi Gras Crown

Mardi Gras crown coloring sheetCrown Coloring Sheet

Make a wearable Mardi Gras party hat from this crown coloring sheet by adding ribbon ties to the sides after you decorate it with markers and glitter. Print on photo glossy paper or golden card stock for extra pizazz.

Joined Hearts Coloring Sheet

joined hearts coloring pageThree Hearts Form a Love Chain

Make a card or Valentine banner with this trio of interlocking joined hearts coloring page. Print and color several heart chains and group together to make a banner. Shrink the design on a photocopy machine and use it as a romantic embroidery pattern.

06 January 2009

Valentine's Day Letter Paper

Valentine's Day writing paper coloring pageValentine's Day Writing Sheet Coloring Page

Kids or adults will enjoy writing Valentine letters with this printable Valentine's Day letter paper with lines. Print, color then use for notes, writing practice or love letters ...