DIY Mini Coloring Sheet Kit
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DIY Mini Coloring Sheet Kit
If you’re reading this you probably already know that adult coloring is crazy right now. Like, everyone (including your dad) is probably doing it. There’s some amazing coloring books out there, but today- I’m making a to-go version for you all. A few weeks ago one of my good friends was stepping on a plane for the first time in forever and she was anxious about it. Coloring is supposed to relieve stress, so I thought it would be a fun bon-voyage gift for her to pack along in her purse. I’m so happy with how it turned out, I totally want to make one for myself now!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- digital coloring sheets printed 1/4 page size (see notes below)
- extra thick cardstock
- paper cutter (and scorer if you have one)
- double sided tape
- thin elastic and button for closure
- pencil crayons (wouldn’t mini be cute!?)
Before you get started, you’ll need to print out your coloring sheets. I printed mine out 4 to a page and chose to include both free ones from Dawn Nicole as well as sheets from her two digital e-coloring books. I just printed these on standard printer paper, but when I make my next one, I’ll print them on a higher quality paper. Live and learn, right?
Once you have your sheets cut to size, take one and trace it (adding space on either side) onto the centre of your extra thick cardstock. The cardstock I used is almost a cardboard and it worked amazing for this. I found it at the dollar store. Use your scorer (a ballpoint pen and ruler would work as well, you’d just have pen marks in your folds) to score the lines you drew, extending them to the edge of your sheet in all directions.
Next, Score lines 1 inch out from your square (as shown) before cutting the corners out. The 1 inch is dependent on how many sheets you are using. If you have a stack of colouring sheets that wouldn’t fit in a one inch thick box- make this line wider. At this point you can fold the scored lines.
Make a mark where the folded edges meet. I cut this on a diagonal to make an envelope look on the inside. Use double sided tape to affix these three pieces together. The last flap I left square so when it’s folded up it looks like a little book. I used a piece of elastic tied with a button for the closure, but you could use washi tape if you prefer.
That’s it! I wish I would have taken the time to track down mini pencil crayons before her flight… just for the cute factor! Isn’t this a fun little project? It would be great for kiddos as well! Tell me… are you into the coloring trend?
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Colleen @ Lemon Thistle
Colleen is a wife, Mama to 2 year old twins + a new baby, and the DIY and lifestyle blogger behind Lemon Thistle where she shares printable art and hands on tutorials for DIY home decor, parties and gifts. Colleen believes you can have a beautiful life, home, and party without spending a lot- we’re keeping it real on a budget so everyone can join in on the fun.