Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Free Ash Wednesday Coloring Page [New Printable]

"During this Lent then, brothers and sisters, let us all ask the Lord, 'Fac cor nostrum secundum cor tuum (make our hearts like yours).'" (Pope Francis)

After reading the above in Pope Francis's Lenten message for 2015, I found myself drawing some praying people and pondering the words.

So, on this eve of Ash Wednesday, I wanted to share a free Ash Wednesday coloring page with you. (Click here or on the image for the full-size free downloadable coloring page.)


Please feel free to make as many copies as you need for your home or parish, but do not use it for profit or derivative work. Play nicely.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Lenten Coloring and Activity Book--Available Now!

Ready for Lent? My Lenten Coloring and Activity Book is now available at my Etsy Shop for just $8.

The 35-page PDF is packed with 28 coloring pages and activities, all in ONE place, to help you during the Lenten journey.

The Lent Coloring Book features...

Coloring Pages for every Sunday in Lent:

  • 1st Sunday of Lent
  • 2nd Sunday of Lent
  • 3rd Sunday of Lent
  • 4th Sunday of Lent
  • 5th Sunday of Lent
  • Palm Sunday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday


  • Bookmarks
  • Crown of Thorns Coloring Activity
  • Flowers for the Crown of Thorns Activity
  • Journal Page Cover
  • Journal Page Cross
  • Journal Page Candle
  • Prayer Jar Label
  • Prayer Jar Strips

12 Stations of the Cross

Just visit the Paper Dali shop on Etsy to purchase this digital file. Once you do, you can download it immediately. (Who doesn't love easy-peasy purchases?)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Free Our Lady of Lourdes Coloring Page [Printable]

The feast day of our Lady of Lourdes is coming up! On this day, we remember our Lady of Lourdes first appearing to the humble St. Bernadette Soubirous.

To help celebrate on Feb. 11, I drew an Our Lady of Lourdes coloring page. Our Blessed Mother is being hugged by St. Bernadette. (Whether St. Bernadette actually hugged her or not, I don't know... but I feel like St. Bernadette must've wanted to at least.)

 Click to download coloring page.
Click here or image to download the full coloring page for free.

 The free coloring page can be accompanied by a:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What's New in 2015?

Plans abound at Paper Dali...

Right now, my head is filled with all sorts of ideas. (See squirrelly-headed gal in above photo.)

Let's Be Friends on Instagram

Yep, Paper Dali is on Instagram. Actually, I've been on IG for a while, but the images have not been Paper Dali-centric. (In other words, you just see endless evidence of my obsession with book-and-coffee images, birds, and nature walks.) But I thought I'd start an account specifically for Catholic-themed images. I don't believe in compartmentalizing the faith—my faith is the lifeblood of who I am—but the separate account is to make it easier to find my Catholic images and friends online. If you're on Instagram, feel free to give me a follow... and I'll be sure to follow you.

Free Printables Every Month

In 2015, pop into Paper Dali, and see what free printable you can download. I've stocked up on paper, Sharpies, and Tombows (my new favorite brush marker), and plan on sketching up a storm.

Etsy Shop: Catholic Valentines

 Need some Catholic-themed Valentine's Day cards? Check out the St. Valentine downloadable PDF that is brand-new to my Etsy shop. It features 12 hand-drawn Valentines with Scripture verses... and if your little ones get tired of coloring (it happens), you can use the colored-in Valentines instead.

See it in the Etsy shop.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Saint Nicholas: Free Coloring Page and Printable

The patron saint of children, Saint Nicholas, is a favorite around Casa Jarski. (We named one of our sons after Saint Nicholas.)  Stories abound about this bishop of Myra, but at the heart of all the stories is Nicholas's great love for Christ and sharing that love with all.

On Dec. 6, some countries celebrate a visit from Saint Nicholas. "In many Catholic parts of Europe, children still receive his 'visit' on the eve of his feast," states a Catholic Culture article. "St. Nicholas is a heavenly messenger to our homes, for, coming at the beginning of Advent, he admonishes us to prepare our hearts for a blessed and holy Christmas."

In our home, the children leave out their shoes on the eve before St. Nicholas Day, and in the morning, the children open their small gifts found in their shoes. We have a special breakfast and watch a Saint Nicholas DVD.

Free St. Nicholas Day Printable
 In honor of Saint Nicholas's upcoming feast day (Dec. 6), I drew a free printable notecard to share. 

Download the free St. Nicholas coloring page.

If you'd rather do some straight-up coloring, you can download my free Saint Nicholas coloring page:

Download a free black and white PDF/coloring page of Saint Nicholas. 
May you have a holy, fun, and colorful Saint Nicholas Day!

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