Apart from a few Action Man and Star Wars figures I had when I was a kid, I’m not really into dolls. However, there’s a website called The Doll Palace which has a new section that should appeal to parents. The new Coloring Pages section has a wonderful choice of ready-made, black and white drawings. All you have to do is choose one, use the color palette to add bright, bold colors, and print! You can even upload your own pictures, or better yet, your child’s drawings.
As an English teacher, I’m particularly happy to find an Education category, which has a bunch of alphabet drawings. What do you think of this bumblebee I gave some color to?
Although the site is really aimed at teenage girls, the coloring pages can be used by anyone. Imagine how surprised your children would be if you took one of their drawings, uploaded it to the site (making sure you’ve “closed” the outlines so that the colors don’t flood the whole page) and then stuck it on the fridge door!
If you register with The Doll Palace (which is free), you can even save your pictures and bookmark the URL so that you or your kids can color them again, or even let other people color them. Why not send the link to the grandparents so they can see the drawings, too!
Okay, I decided to try it out for myself. Here’s a picture of me. I’ve called it “Happy Face”, and you can access the picture and re-color it yourself with this URL: http://www.thedollpalace.com/coloring-pages/pic919-str2129-Happy-Face.html. Enjoy!
This post is sponsored by The Doll Palace.If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I'd love to hear from you!