Children love to color. Sit a young child down with a coloring book and a box of crayons and you are guaranteed a refrigerator door full of masterpieces. Occasionally, those coloring pages need to be rotated or thrown away before your home is overrun with them. This article will offer some fun and practical ways to recycle all those coloring pages you are blessed to be on the receiving end of.
Use Children’s Coloring Pages As Wrapping Paper. Giving Grandma a pair of earrings or a hardcover book for her birthday? Use your son or daughter’s beautiful coloring pages to wrap the boxes. Your gift recipient will love that little something extra and your child will be thrilled that their artwork is part of the special gift.
Select Your Favorite Coloring Pages And Make A Collage. A large, framed collage display can hold several coloring pages. Make your selections from the pile you have accumulated and proudly display them in a central area of your home. Your little artist will love looking up on the wall and seeing the pictures, and enjoy the praise from visitors to your home.
Include Sections of Your Children’s Coloring Pages In Holiday Cards. You can include snippets of your little Love’s coloring pages in the holiday cards you send to friends and family. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut out pretty and holiday themed pictures from the coloring pages and glue them to the inside of the greeting cards.
Use Pictures From Coloring Pages To Make Custom Gift Tags. Laminate pictures from all those coloring pages and then punch a hold in the back of your new gift tag. Thread a length of ribbon or twine through the hole and then attach to your gift. You can stick a small white label on the reverse of the gift tag to write in the recipient’s name.
Make Christmas Tree Decorations Using Pictures From Coloring Pages. Carefully cut out the pictures you want to use from the coloring pages and attach them to the front of solid colored Christmas balls with strong adhesive. You now have a few great additions to your holiday tree that will surely become more sentimental to you as the years pass.
Include Several Coloring Pages In Your Child’s Scrapbook. A scrapbook celebrating your son or daughter’s life simply will not be complete without a few of your child’s coloring pages. Mark the pictures with the date and age of your child on the bottom and embellish the page with a picture of your child in the corner. I pasted a few of my daughter’s coloring pages in her elementary school scrapbook and now that she is almost a teenager, she loves to look back on those pictures. I know the pages will only become more valuable to her as she grows into an adult.
Decorate A Playroom Or Family Room With A Clothesline Display Of Coloring Pages. You can display those masterpieces in an out of the way location by stringing a clothesline from one corner of the room to another and using decorative clothes pins to attach the artwork. Your child will feel a wonderful sense of pride by having their pictures featured so prominently in a room they spend a great deal of time in.
Recycling those coloring pages is a great way to celebrate your child’s favorite activity, share their handiwork with others and hold on to their childhood for just a little while longer.