Easy Craft 3: Coloring-In and Sparklebox

Coloring is an excellent way to hone your child’s creativity and pre-writing skills. With the right equipment, it can also be high on the list of no-mess, no-fuss arts and crafts.

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The thing with coloring in for little ones, is that the drawings have to be simple. Like the one picture above. And the best thing is there is a resource which has such drawings available for free – Sparklebox.

Sparklebox (www.sparklebox.co.uk) is a website with free teaching resources. Head to the ‘Resources for Parents’ section for the coloring pages, or just click on this link. Print out some pages, arm your child with a selection of crayons or pencils, and off you go.

To prevent your walls being decorated by your budding Picasso, insist that coloring-in only happens at a table. To avoid the palaver of trying to peel paper off crayons or sharpen pencils, provide twistable versions as shown below.

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So….
1. Print out coloring pages.
2. Buy twistable crayons and pencils.
3. Set a ‘coloring at table’ rule.
….and you have a no-mess, no-fuss activity!

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