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February 2, 2009

8:57 AM

Valentine Crafts for Kids - Free Projects and Patterns

pink candy conversation heart clip artToday is Ground Hog Day, and that means it's time to get the kids started on making Valentine cards and gifts.

 I always loved Valentine's Day as a kid because there was so much paper crafting to do to get ready and I could design heart arts and crafts for every member of my large family.

Check out these sites I discovered with excellent ideas, patterns and free printables for Valentine Crafts for Kids:

Pastiche Family Portal
Clip Art 'n Crafts
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August 7, 2008

10:00 AM

How to Make Coloring Pages from Photographs

coloring picture made from a photographHot to Make a Portrait Coloring Page

You can make a picture to color of your child, grandkids, favorite pet, home - or any other favorite photo or computer picture you have on hand you'd like to color or paint.

It's easy to do if you have a digital photo or scanned picture and some basic photo editing software.

Try this technique for making a shadow drawing you can  paint over with water colors or markers.

Here's how to make a photo into a picture to color.
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August 7, 2008

9:34 AM

Coloring Pages for Adults

motorcycle coloring picture, chopper line drawingGrown Up Coloring Fun

Little kids don't get all the fun - there are some pretty nifty coloring pages and coloring books available  for older children, teens and adults who enjoy coloring.

Adult coloring books (the G-rated variety) feature all sorts of  simple to complex drawings to color. You can find adult coloring books on almost any topic you like - detailed drawings of historical figures or scenes, contemporary coloring posters, mandalas to color, kaleidoscopic coloring pages, fine art masters reproductions ready to color and abstract pictures that challenge your coloring skills and imagination.

Adults and teens often use coloring book pictures to design  crafts patterns for quilting, applique or embroidery. Some coloring pictures lend themselves to crafts such as iris folding or paper piecing. Other  coloring book pictures inspire die cuts for cardmaking and scrapbook layouts.

Adult Coloring Designs Blog

Coloring for Grownups
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May 28, 2008

9:09 AM

Father's Day Tie Coloring Page

Fathers Day neck tie coloring page free printable Color a new tie for Dad or Grandfather! Use crayon, marker, paint, chalk or colored pencils to color in this new necktie for your favorite man on Father's Day.

LINK: Father's Day Coloring Book (free printable pictures and cards)

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