The DIY Coloring Sheet pillowcase was my entry into the “ink” challenge over at SoYouThinkYou’reCrafty. It was down to the top 3 and competition was tight.
I got the idea because my girls have been obsessed with intricate coloring pages – see:
So I grabbed a pillowcase and a thin-point sharpie and a hard surface (clipboard) to stick in the pillowcase so the sharpie didn’t bleed through.
And turned on a no-brainer (requires no thought) show – anyone know which one it is??
And started drawing…
Obviously I’m no artist. But the kids don’t care. At first I thought they’d color it in with fabric markers, to make it stay. But then I thought, why make it stay! I should make this thing reusable.
I thought washable markers would wash out, so I tested it and I was right!
Pretty fun, huh?!? I bet older girls at a slumber party would even love to draw out the designs themselves, then maybe swap pillowcases and color each others’ in or something.
Such a fun thing that I though it deserved an infomercial: Color It In, Again and Again!! – – in fact, over spring break my girls came up with one, and I recorded it to show you, but now we can’t find the video camera – of course!
That is so clever!!
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
What a neat project!
Cute idea! My nieces would love one! I can’t wait to make one!!
I Love it!!! And i think my son 2 years old will too, how can’ t i be that creative???
What if you fell asleep on the pillowcase, and it was a warm night, would you wake up with a tie dyed face?
Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says
Timmi, I’ve wondered that same thing! My girls don’t actually sleep on theirs, it’s more for decoration…. but maybe on a hot night I’ll have them sleep on it just to test it out….
I love it this going on my list of summer fun things to do
For one of my daughter’s birthday parties I made some pillow cases and I let them trace some Disney pictures on them. Then I had them color with crayons, and use paper to iron in the color. Then they traced the pencil marks with a sharpie. It was a fun project for a party.
Heidi Lisa says
cute, fun idea!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
I would have loved this as a kid! This would be a fun idea for a kiddo party or sleepover! 🙂
this is completely BRILLIANT!!! wow. I love it 🙂
The Craft-Arty Kid says
That is such a fun idea! I wish I’d had one when I was younger…I guess I could still make one for myself now!