DIY: Homemade Colour Book

I made this Colour Book when Master M was only 5 months old. One year later, he still loves it. It's such a great little book and really easy to make. I was inspired by this post over at Craftulate.  

You will need:
Paint swatches (two of each colour)
A range of stickers
Book binding rings (x2)
Hole punch
Laminator/laminating sheets (optional)
Firstly, lay out your paint swatches so you can see how the book is going to turn out.  Glue the paint swatches back to back in order (see below pattern) to form a book layout.
Cover (white) - Red,
 Red - Orange, 
Orange - Yellow, 
Yellow - Green, 
Green - Blue, 
Blue - Purple, 
Purple - Back of book (white). 
Colour Book Layout
Add a variety of coloured/themed stickers to each page, including the colour word in the top left corner (at this point I laminated my book so it would last longer). Punch two holes in each card and thread two 'book binding rings' through to hold it all together. 

You can either add patterned or scrapbooking paper for a cover,  or use white paint swatches and decorate with coloured or themed stickers like I did, and personalise the book by using your child's name. And just like that, your little one has their very own (made with love) Colour Book. 

My 17 month old son loves his Colour Book (ever since he was 5 months old). He is now looking at the pictures and attempting to say the names of the animals/objects.
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Linking up with: My Bored Toddler for #ToddlerFunFriday


  1. Love this! I think I am going to have to make one! Such a good idea!

  2. Do it! Keaton will love helping you put the stickers on :)

  3. Oh my gosh- this is AWESOME! I am totally doing this! Thanks for linking up on #ToddlerFunFriday!

    1. Thanks Ali! Would love to see a photo if you do make one :) I am really enjoying the link up! So many great ideas! Look forward to joining you all again soon.

  4. What a great idea - I love that it's so educational, so personal and so much fun, both to make and read!

    1. Thanks Sammie! I love it for the same reasons! Must be a teacher thing.

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Karin. It's such an easy activity, and can be personalised too, which is awesome.

  6. What a great idea! I'm sure my little one will love something like this :)

    1. Thank you Gaby! Your little girl will definitely love this and the best will be MADE WITH LOVE (from Mummy) :)

  7. What a cute idea - love it! Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair.


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