Sunday, December 9, 2007

Paper Chain Template

Today I created a fun paper chain template. Click on the thumbnail below to see a larger version and drag to your desktop to print it out and cut the strips and use to form a Christmas paper chain.

Paper Snowflakes

Now this is a pretty traditional craft that I remember doing many times as a kid. You start with a square piece of paper fold it in half twice to get a smaller square and then fold that into a triangle. Usually you then round the wide end of the triangle. Then you cut small shapes out to. When it is unfolded you have a beautiful snowflake. Now you can get more creative and use more complex shapes to cut out such as hearts, stars, and moons. Click on the thumbnails below to get a better idea of the different ways to make creative snowflakes. Also, please feel free to comment and tell about your unique cut out ways to make paper snowflakes more fancy.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

I recently looked up some Thanksgiving coloring pages to have my little brother color and make decorations for our family Thanksgiving. Thought I might as well also share them here.

Pilgrim Hat, Turkey, Cornucopia
Pilgrim and turkey
Maple leaves
Oak leaves

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Rest of Asia Letters

Here are the rest of the letters for Asia. I finished these a few days ago while my computer was getting repaired, but was not able to post them until I got my computer back. The I is for Indian Rupees and the A is for Amanohashidate, which is a sandy bridge in Japan with evergreens. Below is just the I letter. The A letter would not scan properly. The stupid scanner kept twisting it and not letting the whole thing be scanned no matter what I tried.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Silk Worms Continent Letter

Here is the second letter in my Asia set of letters. I did S for silk worms. I know what I am doing for the I, but have not made it yet. Not quite sure yet what I will do for the second A, though.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Asian Elephant Letter Coloring Page

I finally got around to starting a project I am doing for decorating my living room. I have seven walls in my living room the way it is designed and I am making each one devoted to my pictures and mementos from the seven continents. Part of the project is to draw letters to identify the wall's continent. Instead of doing normal letters I am also handdrawing a picture of something that starts with that letter and relates to the continent. This one is an A in Asia being an Asian Elephant.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Halloween Coloring and Activity Pages

Below are thumbnails of some Halloween Coloring and Activity pages I handdrew. Click on them to see them as a larger image and download them for printing. Feel free to use them as much as you want and share them, but when referring others to them please refer them to the url of the pages and do not e-mail them the images you downloaded.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

White House Coloring Pages

While working on my D.C. cake theme for my birthday tomorrow I contemplated drawing the buildings, such as the White House. Thus I was looking for coloring pages to help base my own drawing. In the end I found I had a photo of the White House and used that, as that is what I had originally wanted to use, but did not know I had one. I figured that since I did locate several White House coloring pages during my search I might as well share them with my readers here. The links to them are below.

Coloring Page from Enchanted Learning
Simplified White House Coloring Page
Great Detailed White House Coloring Page

Sorry for Lack of Updates

I have been busy with my new job, getting settled, and working on my other blogs and have again kind of abandoned this blog. I am going to try to start posting some random coloring pages or crafts posts and not go by weekly themes for now. I am not going to guarantee updating this regularly, although I certainly want to try to post some new stuff every few days. I am still open to readers recommendations or themes they want me to look for coloring pages or crafts for them and will answer all requests or post recommendations as long as they are appropriate. Remember whenever you contribute by requesting a theme or recommending specific coloring pages or crafts your name and website will be included in the post, so thus promotion for your website.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Blog on Hold

I know I was just getting back to normal here, but I am going to have to put it on hold for another few weeks. I got a new job and am getting my stuff in order to move this week, so I do not have time to post. I hope to start back by the middle of September.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sandcastle Craft

I found this interesting clay sandcastle craft. It looks like it would be fun to do when making a real one is not an option. It is also much cheaper than buying those indoor sand you have probably seen on television commercials.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sandcastle Coloring Pages

Here are some fun sandcastle coloring pages. I will admit they are all pretty similar, however there are at least some differences. Perhaps maybe you could have your kids create some cool sandcastle coloring page of their own. Be sure to e-mail their creations to me at and I will share it on here.

Summer Fun Sandcastle
Another Sandcastle
Dog Building Sandcastle
Kid Building Sandcastle

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Seashell Crafts

Live too far away to go to the beach or is it a rainy day, then try out these crafts listed below. These require shells. You can use real ones if you have any or get some craft ones (some places do sell real ones) at a local craft store.

Seashell Painting
Seshell Magnets
Seashell Shadow Box

Monday, August 20, 2007

Seashell Coloring

When I go to the beach my one of my favorite things to do is collect seashells. I love to just pile them up and photograph them. I rarely take many home. I leave them for others to rediscover. Here are some links to some seashell coloring pages.

Scroll Down a Little for 2 Seashell PDF Pages
Color Seashells Online
Seashell Connect the Dots then Color

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Book Covers and Notebook Decorating

The below links are ideas to protect book and notebook covers or to make them look more appealing. With some luck your child may become more interested in opening their math book if they then got to decorate it and then because it is decorated.

How to Make a Book Cover
Decorate Your Notebook

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Recess Coloring Pages

For some kids recess is there favorite time at school. It is a great part that gets them a break between learning and if you ask me it is essential to them having a better ability to focus on learning. So today I decided to post some links to Recess coloring pages.

Swingset Coloring Page

Slide Coloring Page
Seesaw Coloring Page

Friday, August 17, 2007

Upcoming Themes

Week Starting August 20, 2007
Theme: Beach

Week Starting August 27, 2007
Theme: Occupations/Labor Day

Feel free to e-mail me at if you have any suggestions of crafts or coloring pages to include with the upcoming themes. Credit will be given to contributors with link to your blog or website if desired. Also, feel free to suggest themes for use later. Again credit will be given when your theme is used.

Back to School Coloring Pages

Here is a site with some fun Back to School coloring pages and patterns. It includes pencils, backpack, school bus, lunchbox, and more.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Back to School Crafts

I found a fun School Crafts site. Here is the link to the Back to School section. The back to school crafts include Name Art, Personality Strip, and Name Plates.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

School Bus Crafts

Is your kid riding the school bus for the first time this year? Perhaps doing some school bus themed crafts will help them get ready for riding the bus. Or perhaps they will enjoy these crafts because they do ride the bus and love it.

Egg Carton School Bus
School Bus Paper Craft
Milk Carton School Bus

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

School Coloring Pages

Here are some school themed coloring pages I found. Get the kids more in the mood to go back to school with some fun coloring and encouragement that school does have it fun aspects such as fun and recess and art time. These are all from's School page.

Fun Pencil Guy
Lunch Time
School Bus

Starting Back Up

I have been long absent from this blog, but as promised I am now back and plan to try to get back to regular posting. I did graduate in May. Over the summer I have been busy working close to full time at my babysitting job, working another part time job I got in April, and went on an extended vacation from Tucson to Chicago to North Dakota to Denver to Chicago to Michigan to Chicago and finally back home. Yes, I was all over the place on the plane, driving, and even a train ride. This week's content will by themed Back to School, as around where I live most of the kids are starting back yesterday or today.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sorry No Posts

I have become overwhelmed with my final semester at University and will not be able to update this, especially since I am not getting viewer involvement at all. I do not plan to stop this blog forever, but for now I must stop. I may find myself less overwhelmed later in the semester, but at worst I will try to get back to making this blog after I graduate in May.