Color Me In Beautiful

Leave it to the Crayola company to find a way to bring out the kid in us all.  Lights, Camera, Color! a new feature on their Play Zone at gives you the ability to turn your favorite photos into coloring pages. And while I’m aware that this could be an awesome foul weather project for the little ones- I can’t but help think about all of the ways I could have fun using it…, wrapping paper, WALLPAPER!!!

To get started all you need is a special code ( found on the inside of specially marked crayons- so make sure you pick up the right pack), create a login name and password and then get started.  I loved playing around with this- It will either crack you up or horrify you to no end seeing yourself as a cartoon-like character.  Of course your kids will go absolutely ga-ga for it ( you can even place their images in various cartoon settings- which is brilliant!)

Best part for us older kids- the brand new box of crayons…aaahhh, nothing brings back childhood faster than the sight and smell of them!

A little playing around and my favorite summer trip, my favorite friend, even my favorite furry companion- are all brought to ‘ready-for coloring’ life before my very eyes….


My favorite cross through in Paris


is now ready to be colored


My favorite bud


is now ready to be colored- omg, she is going to LOVE this!!!


My favorite cute little pooch..


snatched up from the printer and colored in by my (suddenly enthusiastic about coloring again) 9 year old son!- thnx Crayola!!!

Pretty colorfully cool, right?

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10 Responses to “Color Me In Beautiful”

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  1. Julie Q says:

    Will totally try this out! love the photos you picked.

  2. april says:

    How cool….I love the picture of Shea.I can see that blown up and crayon colored above the mantle, as a portrait. And you look like a movie star in your picture – what fun French colors you’re surrounded by too. I love the idea of wallpaper…what pictures and what room ? I’m a little frightened of coloring myself…but a great way to try a new hair color first maybe?

  3. Patricia says:

    Love it! That is really cool. Thanks for letting us know. Loved the pictures!

  4. Maria Killam says:

    It absolutely is!! Love the puppy the most!
    .-= Maria Killam´s last blog ..Hooked on THIS White Kitchen =-.

  5. Pam Kersting says:

    Very cool, indeed! How much fun is that?! Loved the puppy the most, too!
    .-= Pam Kersting´s last blog ..Rock on =-.

  6. kim says:

    So cool!!! Love your orange scarf in Paris.

  7. sara says:

    Visiting from hooked on fridays :) – fantastic!
    .-= sara´s last blog ..cheery pops of red =-.

  8. Kate Smith says:

    These are amazing and what a fun way to create a quick outline for a sketch. Love the pic of April and like it even better as a sketch…too cute! Your little artist also did a great job coloring in puppy Shea.

  9. This is such a great idea! I couldn’t thought of something like this! My kids will love it! Thanks for sharing!

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