Need a way to share family stories with your kids more often? How about coloring pages?
Every so often, we create a coloring page about one of our grandparents. While my son was coloring one of his Great Grandpa Elder today, he remembered that Great Grandpa passed away last year. He talked about missing him and wondered what he looked like when he was younger. As he thought about it, he colored this picture of Grandpa in the army. We talked about Grandpa’s life and some of the stories he told.
Ready to make your own? Many photo editing programs have a way to convert photos to a coloring page. I used the Picasa desktop program (which is being retired to be replaced by Google Photos on March 15). The Picasa editor lets you convert the photo into a pencil sketch.
If you don’t want to use picasa, or want more features, the Really Color website lets you convert your photos to a coloring page. I went through the process to try it out. I really liked the additional tools for erasing extraneous detail and for changing how much detail to include. To download the image when you’re done, you pay $1.49.