The holidays are always a busy time. All the stores are crowded, people are rushing to holiday parties and dinner plans, and the last thing you want to stress about is how to occupy the kids while they are on break from school. Because we have plenty of mothers on our team with little ones, we were inspired to create holiday projects that kids can do with or without their parents’ participation. Like these coloring placemats! You can use them as regular coloring book pages, or use them as placemats for your Christmas dinner. To sweeten the deal for the kids, we also designed personalized labels that you can stick onto a box of crayons.
There are two sizes of our coloring placemats depending on your preference: 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17. To print onto the larger paper we used our PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer. Canon has great options if you’re wanting to make larger prints! Our Christmas coloring placements have a cute holiday greeting with a snowy scene full of woodland animals and Christmas decorations. After printing, you can move on to customizing the crayon labels. Download and install the free font Museo 700 to add your kids’ names. We then used our same Canon printer to print the labels onto cardstock. Trim the labels and attach them with a glue dot roller or double stick tape. We also recommend printing onto full sheet label paper to stick the labels directly onto the crayon box.
We hope your kids enjoy these easy coloring placemats! Our illustrator Krista was sure to fit in lots of little details to keep things entertaining 😉 Browse through all of our Christmas projects for more inspiration, and check out our Christmas yarn art for another great kid’s craft. Share your fun project photos on Instagram using #CraftyWithCanon and #DIYDreamingWithLia so we can see your crafty makes. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team