These printable unicorn coloring pages are perfect for rainy day afternoons and fun art project sessions with your kids.
If you are a mom like me, I know you are always looking for fun activities for your kids. Do yourself a favor and make coloring time a habitual art session. It’s a great way to wind down, creating quiet time for everyone in the family.
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Hi there! My name is Linda from tortagialla.com and I’m a mom of two energetic kids! I’m always looking for ways to entertain them, especially with printables. Today I’m sharing two digital illustrations I created as printable unicorn coloring pages for you to download for FREE.
Digital printables are my favorite kind of supply because they are accessible and don’t take up a lot of space. You can save money, time, and space – all the while having a library of materials at your fingertips.
I know that coloring might seem mundane over time. So let me share a few ideas on how to make it more interesting every time your kids turn to coloring.
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What You Need:
- Home printer
- White paper or cardstock
- FREE Printable Unicorn Coloring Pages or any coloring page or book
- Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
- White glue (optional)
- Colored tissue paper or cardstock for collage (optional)
- Picture frames (optional)
Tips on Using Coloring Pages Differently
Coloring pages seem self-explanatory, but I wanted to share a few ideas on how you can make it more fun. Sometimes my kids don’t want to color yet another page… especially if I’ve suggested this activity a bit too much. So what can a mom do to make coloring pages more fun and exciting?
Well, you can always challenge your kids to use their crayons or markers in a different way. Like using only dots to color a page aka pointillism. Or try a limited color palette – which I often present as only Dad’s favorite colors. Little prompts like this can breathe new life into a coloring session!
Fill Your Printable Unicorn Coloring Pages with Alternative Materials
Use different materials to color your pages instead of traditional crayons, colored pencils, or markers. Since I’m a paper lover, I often suggest collage as an alternative. You can use small pieces of colored cardstock to create a mosaic look. Or roll up pieces of tissue paper into balls to glue down.
You can consider even more untraditional coloring materials like pasta, beans, beads, or buttons. If an illustration is detailed, you can just outline the drawing instead of filling up space. For example, you can take yarn and glue it on all the lines of a coloring page.
There’s a lot of room for creativity and play, so consider brainstorming with your kids and see what they think. You might already have lots of supplies in your stash or consider budget items from your local craft shop. I would suggest larger, easy-to-handle supplies if you have young children. As they grow older, you can try technically challenging supplies like colored sand, sequins, or fabric appliqué.
Create a Themed Gallery Wall of Art
Using these printable unicorn coloring pages, you can create a set of themed decorations for your gallery wall of art. We have a specific area where we put up artwork, but it can simply be the refrigerator door.
From time to time, I set a mission to my kids to replace the whole wall with new artwork. They can choose a theme or technique and create multiple coloring pages to fill up space. They can choose completely different coloring pages or try a different technique for the same favorite coloring page.
Not only will your kids have fun coloring pages, they get to decorate their space as well. The artwork can be framed or just taped up in a temporary fashion. I love this idea especially for the holidays. There’s an obvious opportunity to redecorate the gallery wall and make it feel appropriate for the season.
Make a Gift for Friends and Family
Finally, consider turning coloring time into a gift-giving and letter-writing activity. There’s nothing sweeter than receiving artwork from kids, so look to your calendar for upcoming birthdays and celebrations.
Then you can set up a coloring session as a gift-making activity. This also helps to introduce variety in the artwork they color. Instead of the same favorite characters, suggest coloring something that their recipient enjoys, using their favorite colors. I think this helps with creating more variety and new experiences for my kids.
If your kids are young, they might not be able to write a note with the coloring page, but if they are old enough, even a name, a phrase, or short sentiment will be much appreciated. You can then frame the artwork and wrap it up as a gift together.
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Enjoy using these printable unicorn coloring pages and many other printables available online for art activities with your kids. I hope my tips and ideas will help open up new possibilities for you and your family. Activities can be enjoyable, useful and an opportunity for learning – all at the same time.
If you liked this printable unicorn coloring page, then be sure to check out my blog for even more freebie printables. – Tortagialla.
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