Making A Christmas Tree Adult Coloring Page

Adult coloring books can be pricey, but it is simple and fun to make your own Christmas tree coloring page with materials from an odds and ends drawer. When I noticed that adult coloring books were trending on social media this holiday season, I was curious because in general I prefer to draw my own pictures. Also, I noticed the adult coloring books were often sold for around twenty dollars, so I thought there was definitely a way to make your own.

Over the holiday season I planned to post this project to the blog, but I just ran out of time. This Christmas tree coloring page was created by tracing around a quarter, a dime, and a penny, and the illustration was colored in with crayons, markers, and oil pastels. This art project demonstrates how supplies from around the house can be used to create a coloring page. I still think hand-drawn illustrations are more exciting, but using simple objects to create illustrations is a fast way to make a coloring page. Of course you can also create more detailed coloring pages, but it is just pretty darn fun to realize that pocket change can be used to design a Christmas tree image.

I traced around a quarter to make the form of the Christmas tree.
I traced around a quarter to make the form of the Christmas tree.
I traced around the dime to create the Christmas tree topper.
I traced around the dime to create the Christmas tree topper.
Here I traced around a penny to create the ornaments on the tree.
Here I traced around a penny to create the ornaments on the tree.
I continued tracing around the penny to make the ornaments on the tree.
I continued tracing around the penny to make the ornaments on the tree.
I used several different shades of green crayons to color in the Christmas tree.
I used several different shades of green crayons to color in the Christmas tree.
The tree topper and ornaments were colored in with metallic markers.
The tree topper and ornaments were colored in with metallic markers.
Here I finished coloring in all the ornaments on the tree.
Here I finished coloring in all the ornaments on the tree.
I used a blue crayon to color in the sky around the Christmas tree.
I used a blue crayon to color in the sky around the Christmas tree.
Here I went over the crayon with an oil pastel to even out the color of the sky.
Here I went over the crayon with an oil pastel to even out the color of the sky.

I was happy with how this simple Christmas tree coloring page turned out, and perhaps I will make a few more in the future.

 

 

 

4 Replies to “Making A Christmas Tree Adult Coloring Page”

  1. This does look like a fun project, even though, like you, I prefer to draw things by hand. When I was in kindergarten in Israel, we were all encouraged to sketch, draw and paint original pictures to the best of our ability. But when I came to the US for first grade, the emphasis was on coloring pictures drawn by someone else and reproduced commercially. That is a very big difference between the attitude toward art and pedagogy, I think, in the two countries.

    1. I think it depends on the school. I went to a school up in the mountains where people had a bit more autonomy in educational ideas, at the time, and our teachers encouraged us to draw and paint on our own. Of course this was a different time, and today teachers would not have that much freedom with all the content standards.

  2. You have a 3D effect going on. I like that. $20 for coloring books–wowza! 20 years ago the Husband and I thought about developing adult coloring and activity books. People thought we were nuts. LOL

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