Download these May coloring pages printables for some downtime with the kids at home.
Whenever you need a last minute activity for the kids, coloring pages are the best option to turn to. There are so many different designs available and you can quickly print them at home and be ready for a fun coloring session. These may coloring pages printables I’ve created are perfect for the Spring season!
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Hello! My name is Linda from tortagialla.com and I design digital printables to share with DIY crafters like you. Today I wanted to share these May coloring pages printables for free download. They are especially great for little kids who are always looking for more designs to color up and experiment with. You can suggest using markers, colored pencils, crayons, or other mediums to create even more variety!
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May Coloring Pages Printables Ideas
Coloring pages are budget-friendly and easy to set up activities for keeping the kids busy at home, especially when you need a bit of downtime. Digital coloring pages are simply downloads that you can purchase or get for free online.
Once you have them on your computer, it’s easy to print them at home anytime you need them. It’s a quick process and will only take you a few minutes to prepare. Here are a few tips and ideas for maximizing all the coloring pages in your digital library.
When it comes to printing coloring pages, I always prefer to save on ink and print designs in draft quality. The reason for this is that my kids are going to color, outline, and decorate the pages anyway, so they only need an outline as a guide. There’s really no need to have super dark lines – unless that is your preference. I find that printing draft quality also makes the ink smear less easily when my kids are coloring with markers.
Another tip if you want to lighten the lines of a coloring page is to make a copy of your printable. I find that whenever you make a copy with your home printer, the lines are always lighter. So you can make a copy of a copy if you want to make the lines lighter and lighter, without using fancy graphic programs at home.
Try a Variety of Mediums
Another tip is to let your kids experiment with a variety of mediums for coloring. Crayons, colored pencils, and markers seem to be the default for most families. We have them readily available no doubt, but as your kids get a bit older and more crafty, you can let them try out other art mediums. From paint to glitter glue and even collage!
My daughter loves to crumple up tissue paper in tiny balls and fill in areas using that sort of tactile pointillism technique to fill up areas of a drawing. It’s a really fun way to make coloring time actually transform into experimental art time!
Consider also letting your kids try different mediums mixed together or layered over on top for multiple sessions of coloring time. You can extend this art project into multiple days if they perhaps want to paint one day, then go over on top with glitter the next day and decorate further. A simple coloring page can actually become a pretty complicated art piece in the end!
Make it a Challenge or Art Show
Finally, if your child is loving the process of coloring pages you can definitely encourage them to work through more designs or even the same designs in multiple mediums. The idea is to present them with a challenge or plan for an art show/gallery at the end of the week perhaps. We all know that with a goal, we all work more diligently forward. Sometimes my kids will color up the same design in 3 different ways so they can display it as a triptych.
Other times they simply want to create a series of different works to put up on the wall like a gallery display for family members to check out. It’s especially fun to prepare if someone is visiting that particular weekend or for holiday!
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So I hope you and your kids will enjoy using these freebie may coloring pages printables. Let me know if you are looking for other types of designs and check out all my printable posts on this site.
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