Its Kids coop time again, link up your favourite child focused posts and check out what everyone else has been up to. Here is what I am linking:
DIY colouring books
Goblin used to do lots of drawing and colouring when he was small, but these days he is a classic reluctant mark maker. He just find other things more interesting than sitting down at a table with pen and paper. We do lots of pincer grip practice with tweezers and tongs and small things that he needs to pick up, so we are still preparing him for being able to write (strengthening the muscles in his hands that he needs to manipulate a pen). But I thought it was time to try and get him back to the drawing board!
I chose photos I already had of Goblin and his relatives. I uploaded them into the wonderful free photo editing programme Picasa. Sometimes you need to play around with the photos a little bit to bring them out looking like pencil sketches. I find brightening them and sometimes converting them to black and white before applying the 'pencil sketch' option helps.
Once you have as many as you need, you can print them off and either provide them as individual colouring sheets, or compile them in a book. They also make great cheap gifts for friends birthdays.
Now to the linky
I'm sharing this at