Monday, January 5, 2009

Impress your grandkids!

Posted by Terry McNichols

I was given the idea of making coloring book pages for our upcoming visit to San Diego de Tenango, in El Salvador. I became intrigued and did some research on how to do this and made pages for the people of the village to color when we visit.

At the same time, I decided to put together a coloring book for my grandchildren, which I gave them for Christmas. (To see an example of some colored pages, click here). I took a few of my favorite recent pictures, processed them with a free program I downloaded. I then took the black and white pictures to a copy place for copying, had a cardboard back attached and had them glued into pads, with a colored picture on the front. The result was a fun success, as each child recognized him or herself in the pictures and enjoyed coloring them. This can also be done in PhotoShop, but involves many more complicated steps than the free program I used. Here are a couple of examples of pictures I used. Feel free to steal my idea and enjoy!


Annie Parsons said...

Terry, this is SO COOOOOOOOOL!!! I am impressed! What an awesome idea!

Karla W. said...

What a great idea!

Peggy Forster said...

That is one really cool activity Ahma Terri!!! Where do you get your ideas? That is incredible.