Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Free Thanksgiving Printables

We're very excited about the upcoming Thanksgiving feast here at Casa Paper Dali.

 In between texts flying about who is bringing what and figuring out where to seat nine kids and their parents, I started making some fun decorations for the dining room. I turned to my beloved construction paper, Sharpies and low-cost laminating system (i.e., packing tape) to create some leaf borders in the room.

Then, I thought I'd share them with you. Here's a free printable of leaf shapes. (The image is smaller than the actual page, so be sure to download it.)


You can use the leaf page as:
  • a coloring page at the table
  • a pattern to cut out and trace on construction paper
  • a placemat (once you've laminated it)
  • a front-door welcome sign
 Once I started drawing something for Thanksgiving, I couldn't stop myself, so I made another fun free Thanksgiving printable sheet.


Ideas for how to use those drawings are on the sheet.

If you've any ideas to share, feel free to leave (oh! no pun intended!) in the combox.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Free Catholic Coloring Page: Saint Margaret of Scotland [Printable]

I've always been fascinated by Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland. She wasn't just queen but also mother and wife during a turbulent time in her country's history. Still, she pursued with using her royal status to bring her people to Christ and was also heavily involved in religious reform and charitable programs.

A few years ago, I drew her for Paper Dali, but in light of the rebooting of Paper Dali and Queen Mary's upcoming feast day on Nov. 16, I drew a free Saint Margaret of Scotland coloring page for you.

Download the full-page PDF.
(Just clicking, copying, and pasting the image below will result in a blurry photo, alas. Best to click the link!)


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Advent 2014: Coloring Pages and Activities

Looking for some new coloring pages to help you celebrate Advent? Me, too! My children were ready for new pages to color and use, so I revamped the activity book by drawing 19 new coloring pages, swapping out some activities for others, and including a handful of classic drawings.

Here's a peek at what's inside the Advent 2014: 24 Coloring Pages and Activities PDF:
The Advent 2014 Coloring Pages and Activity Book includes:
  •  First Sunday of Advent
  •  Second Sunday of Advent
  •  Third Sunday of Advent
  •  Fourth Sunday of Advent
  •  Advent Playset Countdown
  •  St. Nicholas
  •  Favorite Carols
  •  Good Deeds Manger
  •  Immaculate Conception
  •  Juan Diego
  •  Juan Diego's Tilma
  •  Advent Wreath
  •  Our Lady of Guadalupe
  •  Who Are You Helping This Season?
  •  St. Lucia
  •  Notecards From Secret Santa
  •  Shepherd Coloring Page
  •  Sheep Coloring Page
  •  Melchior the Wise Man Coloring Page
  •  Balthazar the Wise Man Coloring Page
  •  Gaspar the Wise Man Coloring Page
  •  Angel Coloring Page
  •  St. Joseph Coloring Page
  •  Mary Coloring Page
 To find out more or to purchase the Advent 2014: Coloring Pages and Activities PDF, check out The Paper Dali Shop on Etsy.

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