Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine's Day Coloring Poster (A free download)

I should preface this by saying I am by no means a fancy illustrator (also, those are some white legs!), but I do love to doodle. I especially love to doodle with a big old brush pen. My children will often ask me to draw something of their choice that they can color. I love how open minded children are about all levels of art! They always say, "our Mom can draw anything (not true)!" While coming up with a craft for my daughter's class Valentine's Day party, I thought why not make a bunch of doodles into a giant poster?!

I got a little stuck when it came to a Valentine's theme. So, we decided to add in some doodles of sweets, a hot air balloon, and a bear. I printed an extra one for my girls to color throughout the week and taped it to the wall. They have been in coloring heaven, and the whole thing was finished within a few days.

So, how do you print this giant thing? The process is SO easy and the price per poster rang in just over $3.50. All you need to do is download the file here, save to a disc or jump drive, and take it to your local print shop. Ask them to print it on their blueprint printer/paper. The actual size of the file/poster is 24"x36".

We ordered ours from Staples, which was extra easy thanks to their online system. We uploaded our design, paid for it, and then picked it up at the shop an hour later-so easy. If there's a staples near you, follow this link to their online processing.

Happy coloring!


  1. I love this! The illustrations are so cute. You did a great job!

  2. I just ordered one to be printed at Staples. It will be ready tomorrow afternoon. It is really beginning to feel like fall and this will be a perfect cold/rainy day project. Thank you for the free print!