Everyone loves getting a handmade birthday card and this month Melanie Hope Greenberg’s printable coloring page is actually two birthday cards to color. I know Melanie would agree with me that ideally kids should make their own cards but if your child loves coloring pages or you want to try something new, a coloring page card can be a lot of fun. In fact, the cards will also double as frames. Print out the cards onto heavy paper or card stock and, if you like, cut out the middle rectangles to create a frame where you can insert a photo of your adorable kid! Perfect for grandma and grandpa, don’t you think?
Download and Print: Birthday Card Coloring Page
New Kid engaged in his usual scribble-madness when I gave him the page!
More about the lovely Melanie:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Mermaids on Parade is an ode to summer, dressing up and self-expression. It was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
Melanie was an artist-in-residence at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and conducts author-illustrator workshops at schools and libraries all over the country. Her illustrations have been published internationally, be sure to take a peek at her illustration website.
You can connect with Melanie (and share photos of your kids doodling on the coloring page) on facebook. You can also visit Melanie’s Blog to find out how you can get one of her books autographed. They make lovely gifts, especially for kids who might like diggers or mermaids. You wouldn’t happen to know any kids like that, would you?