Thursday, April 05, 2012

kids colouring in books

Another project done and dusted!

As part of the gifts for the youngest members of our bridal party, and also to keep them entertained at the reception, I created some colouring in books for our flower girls and our page boy! One of the easier DIY projects so far and certainly one of the fun ones!

I started off by printing out multiple copies of various wedding related colouring pages. I managed to get enough pages going to be able to tell the story of a wedding, from the rehearsal day/dinner, through the flower girl/boy going down the aisle, through to the ceremony/cake cutting/first dance, etc. right to the bride and groom leaving in their "Just Married!" car.


Early on in my wedding planning process I had downloaded an AWESOME (though short) wedding activity book for kids. Unfortunately I didn't know I would be blogging at that stage and I don't appear to have saved a link for it [EDITORS NOTE (06/06/12) - I found the link today! I had Pinned it! Check out the wonderful book HERE!]. I couldn't use the whole booklet because there were a lot of activity pages (think join the dots, find-a-words, etc.) that were too old for our kiddies, but I did use a few of the colouring in pages and the front cover art (I LOVED the front cover). So if anyone recognises where it is from, please contact me and let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!

The other pages within the colouring in book are from this fantastic site here. If you want to make something similar to this, I seriously recommend checking this site out! Other then that, a simple Google search will bring up many free wedding-relating colouring in pages, including a bunch of Disney-related pages. We're planning to have a bunch of loose colouring in pages at the guest children's table as well (and some activity pages for the slightly older children!), along with some packets of colouring in pencils.

After the pages were printed, I selected a different coloured card stock for the back of each book. The page boy book had a dark grey card stock, the flower girls have one pink, one lavender.


After that, I sent them to work with my lovely Mum, who bound them for me and added hard plastic covers to the front and back!

Now each of the bridal party kids have a great colouring in book for the day, to keep them entertained and to take home with them to remember the day by! I think they turned out great! I can't wait to add them to the growing pile of bridal party gifts...I wish I could show you the rest, but for now only the littlest members! (I know they can't sneak on here and peek!)

Have you got anything planned to entertain your littlest bridal party members or youngest guests? Did/Do you plan to make anything similar? I'd love to hear about them!

5 comments:

  1. This looks really great! What a nice idea for the kids at your wedding. I'd love to do something similar but I'm low on time now! Oh well

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    1. Honestly, printing out the pages took about 10 mins!! Check out the link in the post, all the pages are there to print out. If you just leave them loose on the kids tables with some colouring pencils, it's an easy, easy project. Binding them into a book was probably the longest step, I was just lucky my mum had a binding machine at work - you don't have to turn them into a booklet though! (Or alternatively, you could hole-punch 3 holes and pop some pretty ribbon through...2 mins, max - maybe a good project for a bridesmaid?) If you do decide to do them, I would love to see the results :)

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  2. Super cute and fun! They will love it!

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  3. This is such a fabulous idea!! :D

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    1. Thanks so much! I really hope they enjoy it :)

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