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7 Different Ways to Use Your Coloring Sheets

Check out 7 Different Ways to Use Your Coloring Sheets! Markers and crayons are a great way for your little ones to build hand strength and build the foundation for pre-writing skills, but if you are ready to branch out and mix up the routine check out Q-tip painting, stamping, small stickers, nuudles, kwik stix, watercolors, and more! There are so many ways to build fine motor skills!

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1. Q-Tip Painting

Q-tip painting is a great way to build fine motor skills. Pinching the Q-tip builds hand strength leading up to grasping a pencil. Mix together a few colors and have your little one use a Q-tip to dip into the paint and then on to their paper. Develop “first” and “second” with this 2-step process. Print your Venus Fly Trap Coloring Page now.

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Q-Tip Painting Coloring Page

2. Dot Dot Markers

Never underestimate the power of the Dot Dot marker! Dot Dot markers improve hand-eye coordination and are a great way to learn colors. When two colors overlap, a new color forms! What colors will you discover? My favorite Dot Dot markers are sparkly! Print your Tutu Coloring Page now.

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Dot Dot Coloring Page

3. Small Stickers

Another awesome way to fill in a coloring sheet is to sticker it! Find the right size sticker to challenge your little ones. Find a good size that’s not too small so that it’s frustrating, and not too large so that it’s not a challenge. This peel and stick motion builds pincher strength. Print your Lion Coloring Page now.

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Sticker Coloring Page

4. Stamping

Build strength and coordination with stamps! Using stamps is a great way to build vocabulary. Grab yourself a themed stamp bundle and have your little ones talk about the images they see as they stamp! What colors do you see emerge? Print your Alphabet Coloring Pages now.

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Stamp Coloring Page

5. Kwik Stix

We know the texture of markers and crayons pretty well. Why not add a new texture to the mix? Kwik Stix are chunky, shimmery, semi-solid paint sticks that dry in under 90 seconds. I love these! Have fun with vibrant colors and explore a new texture. Print your Butterfly Coloring Page now.

Kwik Stix Butterfly
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6. Watercolors

Sometimes we forget how awesome watercolors can be! Watercolors are great because they give us a chance to identify colors and mix colors together! No mess is left behind and clean up is easy! Print your Unicorn Coloring Pages now.

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Unicorn Watercolor Sheet

7. Fun with Noodles

Noodles are awesome! Using water and noodles to fill in your sheet is a great two-step process that builds coordination. I cut my noodles in half with scissors, then dipped the end in water and stuck it to the paper. Noodles are always a big crowd pleaser! Print your Rainbow Coloring Page now.

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Rainbow with Noodles

We hope you enjoyed these 7 Different Ways to Use Your Coloring Sheets. Now that you have some great ideas, get printing! Head to the Coloring Page Library to print over 150 different coloring pages! Pick from fun themes like ballet, plants, animals, the carnival, and more!

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