This is (was) a piece of black and white wrapping paper I had bought for $4.95 and tucked away in “THE cupboard” because I just loved the design.
Little did I know it would come in so handy during our first school holidays. It started with the first “I’m bored” from Dodo. We sat down together with the paper and our favourite pencils and started colouring. We left it out on the table and every time he said “I’m bored” he was to sit down and colour more. We both love colouring in so it really just became a little game.
It’s still a work in progress but when it’s done I am going to scan it and print it on a canvas. I reckon it will be a beautiful and terribly original reminder of our first school holidays together and our mutual love of colour and creating.
If you are bracing yourself for a long couple of weeks of “I’m bored” you might like some of these favourite boredom buster colouring ideas all from our little store …
clockwise from top left:
seedling (new zealand) – my little book of BIG ideas $9.95
seedling (new zealand) – jumbo pastel pencils $19.95
djeco (france) – velvet colouring cards (you cant go outside the lines! great for learners) $9.95
french “colour your own” doll range – available in fox, robot or princess from $24.95
What a great idea.
And also the printing it on to canvas afterwards. (or could you block mount it?)
How cute is that paper!! Great idea!!
It’s great AJ! I have searched high and low to buy more but cant find it anywhere! Will keep searching …
This looks like hours of fun. I love colouring in. I have made a few of my own designs in the past, but using the wrapping paper is a wonderful idea.