Almost Free Kids Colors Book

I have all these swatches/paint chips in my home. I love to collect them because they are great learning tools. You can use these to play memory games by having 2 of every color. Skies the limit.

I have friends that have little ones with birthday’s coming up and wanted to make a little gift for them. I had rings left over from when I redid my kids rooms.  (SEE THIS POST)

I printed off their names on the computer. They paint sample chips are approximately 3 x 2 1/2 inches in size. Typed of the kid’s names in my favorite font.  Printed it and then traced another paint chip color for size, and cut it out.

Using one of every color in the rainbow plus 3 extras I added (pink, white, black) I punched a hole in the corner , and put them in color order to the rainbow, and added my ring.

I added ribbon from my scrap ribbon pile. I always save my scraps. Never know when you will need it. And tied it on for a little whimsy.

That’s it!! Almost free books. And these would be great to have at church during Sacrament Meeting. Put it in their quiet bag and they can learn their colors. Actually it’s nifty to keep in your purse when you are in line at the grocery store to keep them occupied at check out. 🙂


12 Responses to Almost Free Kids Colors Book
  1. Stacey
    April 5, 2011 | 1:36 am

    Looooove this! What a great teaching tool and so simple to make. Don’t you just love when something turns out so great and was virtually cost free?

  2. KH
    April 5, 2011 | 8:01 am

    I love it! I’ll be sharing this on my Facebook page, MB!

  3. Amanda
    April 5, 2011 | 8:30 am

    Such a wonderful idea, they look fabulous!

  4. Kelly
    April 5, 2011 | 11:21 am

    What a great {and simple} idea! I love this! I will be making one of htese for my daughter for sure 🙂

    Found you though TCB!


  5. Len
    April 7, 2011 | 12:26 am

    That is cute. We also use the paint samples to teach colors but I didn’t think to put them on a ring and make them cute.

  6. Robin
    April 8, 2011 | 6:19 pm

    You two think of the most creative things! I love this!

  7. Lindsey
    April 8, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. AnnMarie
    April 9, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    These are too cute. Perfect idea for my niece who just turned 3. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Amanda
    April 13, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    Such a great idea! It seems like I always have a lot of these around because I’m painting something. I shared on my Facebook page!

  10. jessica
    June 4, 2011 | 12:21 am

    So I’m also swinging into Hd to pick up these samples my little man LOVES mickey and this is just the ticket to get him interested in learning his colors!! Wahoo!! Love your site keep the wonderful ideas coming!!!

  11. Lindsy
    July 26, 2011 | 1:25 am

    I just included this wonderful book in my Colors theme on my preschool blog with a link back here!! Thanks for the great, simple and free idea. Love it!

  12. kristie
    February 18, 2012 | 11:45 pm

    what font did you use? I really like that! Trying to make some of these for birthday gifts and for my son! Thanks!

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