Holiday Coloring Books for inspiration and fun for all ages

by Fred Showker

Fun coloring books Probably one of the most fun things we do each year is go hunting for fun and visual inspiration -- the arts and crafts for the holiday. Take a break from your serious design and romp through some kids stuff! So, I'd like to introduce you to these low cost creations :: Holidays Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book   Holidays The Spirits of Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book   Holidays 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Book   Holidays 3-D Coloring Book - Here Comes Santa Claus!
And, I'll share full sized samples from each!

Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book

line drawings to color for Christmas This has been a favorite for nearly twenty years ... drawings are not only excellent for their intended purpose -- but also make superb clip art and idea starters for the holiday season!
      Christmas scenes on translucent paper to decorate windows, lampshades, and much more. 16 designs.
coloring christmas Full story : Theodore Menten's Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book

The Spirits of Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Bookline drawings to color for Christmas

In America, children wait for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. But around the world, a variety of other figures represent the holiday spirit.
      These beautifully detailed stained glass images introduce 16 bringers of holiday cheer: England's Father Christmas, Kris Kringle from Germany, Hotei-Osho from Japan, Poland's Starman, Tomte from Sweden, and other beloved characters.
coloring christmas Full story : Carol Schmidt's The Spirits of Christmas Stained Glass Coloring Book

12 Days of Christmas Coloring Book

line drawings to color for Christmas These jolly holiday pictures include scenes from the "The Twelve Days of Christmas" as well as depictions of Santa Claus, a snowman, and other seasonal images.
      Color the full-page illustrations by following the easy directions and create dazzling effects that will float off the page. Includes 3-D glasses!
coloring christmas Full story : Ted Menten and John Green present the 12 Days of Christmas Coloring Book

3-D Coloring Book--Here Comes Santa Claus!line drawings to color for Christmas

Santa's preparing for the biggest day of the year, and he's bringing candy canes, reindeer, poinsettias, and other symbols of the magic and wonder of Christmas.
      Color them by following the easy directions and create holiday effects that will float off the page. Includes 3-D glasses!
coloring christmas Full story : Jessica Mazurkiewicz and Noelle Dahlen present Here Comes Santa Claus!

Enjoy full-size pages from these books ...

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There's nothing better than getting inspired to create a new design -- a lot of people will sluff these off as "kid's stuff" ... but all art leaves an impression. I hope you'll enjoy these! Don't forget ... we encourage you to share your discoveries with other readers. Just send and email, contribute your own article

Now, visit our other archival collections of holiday art

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
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      Published online since 1988

 


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