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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
- Twine, Ribbon, Yarn OR Thread
- Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Maker
- Design Space
- Scraper Tool
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.
- Follow the prompts on Design Space
- Load and Unload the Materials
- Gather Your Supplies
- Assemble and Glue
- Tie Your Book and ENJOY!
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.
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
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!
- Put A Drawing Onto A Shirt Using Cricut Infusible Ink – This craft is awesome for parents and kids to create something together and at the same time stay at home and practice social distancing.
- Quiet Activity for Toddlers with Your Cricut – If you’re like me who have a “very” busy toddler who can’t seem to stop running around, a simple quiet activity is an absolute treat!
- Cricut Mini Easypress Monster Shoes – For those who have littles who enjoys customizing their things, this craft is a great way to keep them busy, entertained, all while having fun as well.
- Bulletin Board Idea using my Cricut – If you’re into homeschooling, you’re definitely going to love this idea! You can also create a “Chores” version to help your kids stay on track!
- How to Make Crepe Paper Peonies with Cricut Maker – This craft is perfect for kids that are a little older and those who can appreciate a little touch of home decorating and spring.
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.