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holiday coloring sheets, new in the shop!

Printable Coloring Sheet

Printable Coloring Sheet

One thing I’m working on is filling up the Print-a-Doodles section of the shop with new goodies. One thing my daughter loves to do is draw and color, so I thought, why not create some printable coloring sheets for kids? These ones are seasonally appropriate, but I’ll be adding more options soon.  At only $1 for the set of 3, they’re inexpensive, and you can print as many as you like! Hold a coloring contest or keep the kids occupied while you’re making Christmas dinner. Season’s Greetings from Calobee Doodles!

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elf paper doll

Printable Elf Paper Doll

Printable Elf Paper Doll

Another new holiday item in the shop this week – a printable elf paper doll set. This little girl comes with several mix-and-match outfits, as well as a sheet of do-it-yourself patterns so you can design your own fashionably festive wardrobe. Shed make a great stocking stuffer and holiday activity for the kids! You’ll find her in the Print-a-Doodles section of the shop.

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illustration friday: dip

illustration friday: dip

This was a fun, off-the-cuff style drawing for this week’s theme, “dip.” Given this weekend’s beautiful spring weather, my mind wandered to warm, sunny places and I came up with this beach scene–two folks taking a swim in the waves, a couple (maybe honeymooners?) dancing at the edge of the water, a young girl who’s lost half her ice cream, and a seagull enjoying someone’s forgotten afternoon snack. There is lots of “dipping” in many different forms going on here!

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all dolled up

Paper doll - sheet 1paper doll - boy

I’ve been busy working on these new paper doll patterns for the Print-a-doodles section of the shop. I used to love to create paper dolls as a kid, and this week’s project reminded me why… getting creative with the clothes is the best part. I could spend hours coloring and decorating dresses and t-shirts and pants, mixing and matching with different accessories–it was always less about the play and more about the process for me.

Anyway, the result is two paper doll sets, one boy and one girl. Each set comes with two pages of pre-made outfits, plus a third template page that’s blank so you can design your own wardrobe. The dolls are designed to be printed on heavy 8.5 x 11 card stock for durability, but you could also add magnets to the back to create a fridge playset. You can print as many copies as you like, which make these an entertaining, yet inexpensive, party favor or gift. Just be careful with the scissors!

I hope you’ll find these sweet dolls versatile and inspiring.