I just mailed a Valentine’s Day package to Gracie and Olivia at the Foster Home in China. My sister and mom always want to buy things for the care packages, so sweet. Jenn made the cutest coloring book for Olivia. Gracie is a baby and can’t color yet but when she can… watch out. I thought I would share Jenn’s really cute personalized coloring book idea and the directions. It’s a great idea for your little one for Valentine’s Day or for a rainy day. If you decide to make one, let me know how it turns out.
2 double-sided sheets of scrapbook paper or 4 single-sided sheets of scrapbook paper (Jenn purchased the Hello Kitty paper from Michael's)
Decorative edge crafting scissors
Rubber Cement or glue stick
Stickers for decorating the cover
The Internet and typing paper
For the covers~ Decorate the first sheet of scrapbook paper any way you’d like. If you purchased single-sided paper glue the two sheets together to create an inside and outside. Jenn used scrapbook stickers for Olivia’s name and scrapbook paper for the hearts on the inside cover. You can also decorate the back cover.
For the inside~ Jenn went to this website to print her HK coloring book pages. You can also try this website, which offers many different themes. Jenn printed the coloring book pages half of a letter size page. Once they were printed, she cut the edges with decorative crafting scissors.
Final Product~ Stack your front cover, inside pages, and back cover together. Punch two holes at the top of the pages and add a ribbon to keep everything together.
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