My daughter made this for her cousin and gave it to her for her birthday. It is a coloring book that is made from copies of my daughters original art.
We started with quality, heavy paper (like card stock). I had her think of a theme, she chose "ladybugs, butterflies, and flowers." Then she created the art on paper with a sharpie pen. We took it to Kinkos, had copies made of the original (I wanted to keep the originals:)) and had it spiral bound. When we got home, she embellished the front and tied it with a bow.
Doesn't It Make You Want To Color??:)
I thought she did such a great job!!
She has been busy making art for more coloring books. I made sure that the paper is 8x11 to make the printing process easier (the book above was an odd paper size, so we had to print them on bigger paper and cut them down.) She has them all in the same, quality- paper notepad. When she is finished, she can choose from her book to custom make another coloring book for a friend. Here are some that are shapes and patterns, which are great because they are gender neutral.
She has yet to make one for a boy, but already has ideas of making sports themed books, etc.
We talked about making gift packs by adding colors and embellishments/stickers for the kids to decorate their own book. She wants to make custom stickers to match with the coloring book. We have even thought about selling these at local craft fairs and taking orders to customize each one with the child's name and interests. How fun would that be? Until she gets a bit older, we will just enjoy giving them away to friends and family.
One of my favorites:)