CRAFT: Make Coloring Pages from Your Own Photos!

Happy Friday, RMT’ers! I’ve been short on words lately but long on ideas of things I want to do or have recently discovered. This time though, it’s C who did the discovering, and he’s found a great one: How to make your own coloring pages from any photograph!

Here's a photo of T with his friend while on a weekend getaway earlier this year.

Here’s a photo of T with his friend while on a weekend getaway earlier this year.

Here's that same photo transformed into a coloring page, thanks to the Instructables link that C found online!

Here’s that same photo transformed into a coloring page, all thanks to the Instructables link that C found online!

One of T's latest works, thanks to photos-turned-coloring-pages.

One of T’s latest works, thanks to photos-turned-coloring-pages.

This is genius. As T isn’t usually a kid who goes for the usual coloring books, this project was quite the find. And to think all C was Googling for was “coloring books” (to get ready-made printables)! Turns out the extra effort on C’s part was well worth it. T hasn’t stopped coloring for days! His new-found coloring passion even inspired me to buy him a new, much more extensive set of markers, all because he told me he was growing tired of just having one blue, green, orange, etc.! Who is this kid?! Maybe there is an artist lurking in there after all, or at least someone who’s finally discovered that coloring is more fun with family and friends… or maybe it’s that coloring his family and friends is more fun.

T in Hawaii. The Photo.

T in Hawaii. The Photo.

T in Hawaii. The Coloring Page.

T in Hawaii. The Coloring Page.

T in Hawaii. Colored.

T in Hawaii. Colored. No, he did not have the photograph as a guide for what colors went where.

I’m not going to go into all of the how-to here since the Instructables website already does a perfect job at summarizing all of the conversion steps beautifully and in great detail. As the site says, don’t be intimidated by the number of steps; turning a photo into a coloring page takes only five minutes, and C said it takes even less time once you really start cranking them out like he has over the last week or two. In fact, C said his last batch of about a dozen photos took just under 10 minutes to convert (!).

Hmm… Holiday gift idea, anyone?

Have a colorful first weekend of fall, RMT’ers!

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