Every time I need to print something out I think to myself, I should really just buy a printer... but after browsing the options on Amazon for about five minutes I get completely overwhelmed and give up. So, if you're like me and don't have a way to print things at home (even though you've told yourself you're going to buy one every month for the last two years), and you have a budding artiste on your hands, then it's definitely worth learning how to make a DIY coloring book the old-fashioned way. As in, with paper and stuff. Your kids may even like it more than the store-bought options because it's so bespoke.
Sure, there are tons of free printable coloring pages for kids available online, but it can be kind of fun to think of creative ways to make one on your own, and you don't have to be an amazing artist to do so. You can order tracing paper if you don't trust your freehand sketching ability, or you can get creative with things you already have around the house. Who knows, you may even want to whip up a quick adult coloring book, which can help you unwind if you're feeling stressed. Don't worry about sticking to a strict formula when you're putting your coloring book together; there's no wrong way to do it. That said, the following ideas should help to make the process easier.