DIY Coloring Book+ 5 Cricut Projects to Make from Home!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

In our household, we enjoy doing arts and crafts. It’s a great way to bond and have a quiet time together. This type of activity is especially helpful when you have a busy, overactive toddler like ours. However, I understand that some kids need more than just “one type” of activity to stay engaged and occupied. So today, I am sharing how we make our Coloring Book at home and my Top 5 Cricut Project that you can easily recreate with the rest of your family.

Also, if you’re searching for new things to do at home to practice social distancing, Cricut got you covered! They added 1000+ FREE Images on Design Space to help the community stay home AND make more! Cricut isn’t just another company. They’re like an extension of our family who CARES and understands we need to entertain ourselves and any little ones that maybe home.

Ready to create your very own Coloring Book? Let’s start by gathering your necessary supplies … and what’s even better with this project, we are ONLY using products we already have laying around our home. That’s right, we USE what we have, REDUCE waste and expense, and CREATE something useful from it all.

You Will Need:

  • Cardstock (various colors is a plus) OR
  • Printer Paper (if you’re out of cardstock)
  • Cricut Pen
  • Glue
  • Twine, Ribbon, Yarn OR Thread
  • Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Maker
  • Design Space
  • Scraper Tool

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First thing first, visit Design Space and search for the project “Woodland Animal Coloring Book” and follow all the prompts given. The steps there will produce everything you need to create your book. Yes, this includes drawing the actual animals to be colored.

Cricut Coloring BookPIN IT!

Steps:

  • Follow the prompts on Design Space
  • Load and Unload the Materials
  • Gather Your Supplies
  • Assemble and Glue
  • Tie Your Book and ENJOY!

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As you see in this photo, I have also used cardstock for the inside pages of our coloring book. There’s an option to choose the smoother side, but I preferred the one with more texture to help my toddler develop his sense of touch. The way I see it, having an engaging activity while stimulating his sensory skills, is a double WIN. If you don’t have extra cardstock lying around, you can simply substitute it with a copy or printer paper—no need to go out to the store to buy additional supplies.

Cricut Coloring BookPIN IT!

Now you have your very own homemade Coloring Book! You can easily edit the project too to add more animals or recreate it entirely to something else. This way, you won’t have to keep running out to the store to rebuy coloring pages for your littles. Why buy it when you can make it together? From personal experience, my toddler enjoys looking and picking out the animals. Then he gets so mesmerized as he watches my Cricut machine do its thing. I tell him to wait and before you know it … PRESTO, it is done!

DIY Coloring Book with Cricut

Cricut Coloring BookPIN IT!

After making your very own coloring book, you can consider the following crafts to re-create. The more activities lined up, the merrier. I honestly enjoy crafting with my toddler, and I can’t wait for him to grow up around it as it also helps develop his imagination and creativity.

Top 5 Cricut Projects to Make from Home!

5 Cricut Projects to Make from HomePIN IT!

There you have it … fun activities that will surely keep the hours rolling. Which one are you looking into doing first? Have you done any of them before? I would love to hear your thoughts!

PS: Stay safe and stay healthy! Also, don’t forget to enjoy your time with your family.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support AngelaRicardo.com
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  • Tara Pittman

    This would be a great Easter basket gift. My boys would enjoy coloring these books

  • Lisa Joy Thompson

    I love this Cricut Project! I’ve been using my Cricut like crazy since we’ve been staying home! Today I’m going to use my Cricut to personalize Easter baskets for 6 of my nieces as well as for my twins.

  • Daniel Sierra

    They are beautiful designs. My kids are going to love them. Thanks for sharing, it is really helpful to find nice activities like this one to enjoy while on lockdown.

  • Fatima Torres

    This is perfect for the kids and even adults! I love coloring books. Should be nice to use the cricut for DIY coloring projects like this one.

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos

    This looks so effective. I love your explanation as to how to make them. A great one to try while we are stuck indoors.

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I love this idea! I had no idea so much could be done with a DIY coloring book.

  • the joyous living

    i have never tried a cricut machine but i imagine it would be very addicting. those coloring books with the cutout on top look so great! but is the material expensive?

  • Sherry

    That is a cute coloring book. I, for one, love to color. My stepmother has a Cricut machine so I will have to show her this.

  • Catalina

    I am so glad that my kid loves coloring. I will definitely make this for him!

  • Samantha Donnelly

    We have recently got one of these machines, and am loving all the things you can do with it. Will be trying these out next x

  • Toni

    That looks so much fun! Thanks so much for this idea!

  • Sarupa Shah

    This looks ace – and I can imagine how much creativity it would burst and hours of fun that it would bring.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    I love the projects you can make with cricut. I do not have this machine, and am really fascinated with its possibilities.

  • Beeb Ashcroft

    This coloring book is the cutest thing! It is the perfect thing to keep the little ones busy too.

  • Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    Thats a nifty bit of kit and really useful to keep kids occupied over the UK Lockdown! Great ideas colouring in pages x

  • Rebecca Smith

    What a fantastic activity for kids! I keep thinking that I should invest in a Cricut machine.

  • littlemisadvencha

    This so cute! What a great way to spend time to be productive. For sure, my nieces would love this. <3

  • Emman Damian

    I heard so much about Cricut. It sounds like a good tool for DIY projects! Thanks for the info!

  • Jennifer

    This seems to be a great activity to do while being stuck at home. If I was better with my hands, I’d try it!

  • blair villanueva

    Wow, this is an awesome DIY. An exciting addition to my next activities.

  • Kara Guppy

    I love this idea, perfect for saving money and making your own birthday cards

  • Jess Howliston

    Oh wow I absolutely love this idea! I have never thought about DIY colouring book before but what a great idea, then you know everything is to your taste and nothing wasted!

  • Dreams Abroad

    Coloring books are my favorite. This is so easy to make from home to give the kids something to do.

  • Sarah Bailey

    This is such a lovely idea. I think we all need something like this to try and help us relax and unwind a bit in this weird situation we find ourselves within.

  • Melanie williams

    I think it is always a great idea to get involved in some crafts when the time s are so difficult. Keeps people busy for sure xx

  • PAULA schuck

    Omg you are so creative! This Cricut machine is amazing! It does so much and allows creativity just to be elevated! Cute book

  • Anosa

    This is brilliant, I would absolutely love one of these! Never mind my son, I would make myself a colouring book lol What a handy gadget to have, especially right now

  • Elicit Folio

    These are such cute projects to share with the family! Saving this pin and sending to my friends since we’re all in quarantine and are looking for hobbies to keep us busy.

  • Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women

    What a fabulous way to tailor a child’s coloring book with exactly the images they want while having the flexibility of increasing its size as you go along. It also creates another artistic activity at the same time and makes it all more personable. A great way to keep little ones occupied and entertained for hours, particularly during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Ann

    This seems easy enough, that even someone like me – with no creative side to them, can manage to make this.

  • Knycx Journeying

    A lovely project and it’s a great idea. Very simple to make and it’s nice to work on something and be creative when we are staying at home, will try this sometime, Knycx Journeying

  • littlemisadvencha

    Very resourceful! Since we could not go out and buy our kids some coloring books, it’s great to make one. 🙂 I love it! For sure, my nieces will love this too..

  • Sarah | A Few Favourite Things

    I do love the Cricut machine, so many wonderful crafts that can be completed using the machine

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    We really enjoy arts and crafts here too. A drawing on a T-shirt that the kids can colour in is something my son would love. He got one as a gift for Christmas with dinosaurs on it.

  • Pati Robins

    oh brilliant ! i have cricut machine but i did not realize that you can create a colouring book using it ! even better and so resourceful as well

  • Wendy @ One Exceptional Life

    What a great idea to make a homemade coloring book. I have made my own coloring pages for my blog, but never have I put them together into a book. Cricut sounds like a great tool.

  • Brianne

    Holy wow. Another great project. I mean, you should really be mass-producing these projects you share with us and selling them. They are soooo professional looking.

  • Surekha

    I have to say, everything you do is just so beautiful. The artistic eye you have and the execution on these projects are amazing!

  • valerie

    I am always amazed at the different projects people think of that are done with a Cricut. This is super creative and so customizable.

  • Sim @ Sim's life

    This is awesome! My daughter would absolutely love a cricut, she has been even busier than ever putting her artistic skills to good use during the lockdown. I’m running out of space on my fridge! Sim x

  • Claire

    I absolutely love the idea of getting a circuit, the design you’ve created is beautiful.

    I have had to talk myself out of buying one on many occasion’s because in reality I just don’t have the time to utilise it. But the family ideas are lovely.

  • Pia @ Piathought.com

    Can I just say first that I love your blog layout so much? Super! And your photos, it’s… so clean. Huhu.

    Thanks for sharing this! Makes me wanna go and have one for my nephew!

  • Joanna

    What a great idea! In my country we are only allowed so buy essentials, and that does not include coloring books. It would be amazing to make my own at home.

  • Jenni

    Oh this looks like so much fun! I am trying to find any ideas I can for whilst we are all at home,. my daughter loves things like this.

  • Jennifer

    Seems like the perfect thing to do whilst being stuck at home. Too bad I don’t have the necessary materials here

  • Rebecca Smith

    A DIY coloring book sounds like so much fun! Those other Cricut projects also look like they would be fun to complete.

  • Jenna

    Love the colouring pages and the bulletin board idea!

  • Hannah

    Thanks for posting. I’m a really big fan of the adult colouring range you can find. It’s been great during this lock down. I could definitely do this

  • bex allum

    These sound like great fun, I don’t own a cricut but sure wish I did. My daughter would love to the fish eating picture.

  • Daniel Sierra

    there is so much you can do with a Cricut that I am definitely thinking about buying one. My kids love crafts and playing around while drawing or painting so this will only bring more joy to their crazy ideas

  • Emman Damian

    DIY COLORING BOOK+ 5 CRICUT PROJECTS article is amazing! My mommy and artsy friends would love this. I’ll share this to them!

  • Kara Guppy

    This is so clever, my daughter is planning her wedding and she would love to make her own invites

  • Sarah Bailey

    This is such a cute idea! I love that you can do so much with those machines. Right now having some colouring pages is such a good idea too.

  • Melanie williams

    Oh wow this is a fab idea. Keeps you busy and then also the kids busy too xx

  • blair villanueva

    OMG this Cricut printer is so cool! I can’t wait to get my own too. I am SOLD!

  • Jessica Collazo

    This is a fun and cute DIY project love it

  • Stephen

    What great designs, I’ve very jealous of your office set up

  • Cecilia Keinapel

    I absolutely love this idea its so brilliant! I wanna do this now even tho I don’t have any children! Thanks for the review, it was a pleasure to read 🙂

  • Elisha

    I’ve always wanted a Cricut! These are so pretty and creative omg