Christmas Colouring Fun
Do you dread hearing the words "I'M BORED"
With the cold weather and dark winter nights upon us, those two little words are often muttered.
Why not grab some art supplies, put the Christmas music on and settle down for a creative session.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
paints and paintbrushes
craft embellishments (optional)
colouring pages (click link below)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
Download the Christmas colouring pages above. Then decide how you are going to colour them in and what you want to make with them, as this will determine what you print the pictures on.
Pencils and crayons do work with thinner paper, but pens and paint work better with thicker paper or card. Your printer may not take thick card or water colours card, so choose the option that is best for you.
Then it's time to get creative!
You can use crayons, pens, pencils or paint to colour in the images. I have designed them, so they are not too intricate, making it easier for children to get good results. This helps build confidence in their artwork and hopefully encourage them to sit and get creative.
These have been coloured in with pens.
You can get bold vibrant colours with pens, but it is more noticeable if you hop out of the lines. I like to call that hopping, artistic flair, but often children can get a little disheartened when that happens, so pencils may be a better option.
These have been coloured in with water colour pencils. If you've never used them, they were a real game changer for me. Colour in most of the area, keeping away from the lines. With a water filled brush go over the colour dragging it up to the line. You can also use a normal paintbrush dipped in clean water. Don't forget to clean the tip each time or the colours will merge.
Of course, you don't need to use this technique with pencils, but it gives more depth to the colour and creates shading.
You can also use craft embellishments on your pictures, so let your imagination run wild.
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