Last updated on February 28th, 2018 at 10:50 am
Get these printable wrapping paper sheets and get coloring! Two sizes of coloring page to print; perfect for stocking stuffers.
When I was in the hospital waiting for the twins to be born, people gave me a lot of advice for passing the time while I was on bed rest—binge watch a TV show, read a novel or a stack of magazines, knit. But my concentration was absolutely shot. I was frustrated that I was unexpectedly in the hospital and was constantly worried about the babies.
Then my mom brought me an adult coloring book of intricate Nordic designs. That was it! Coloring was the perfect distraction. It was focus without thinking. For the next five days until the babies were born, I spent most of my time with those coloring pages. They held my attention and allowed me to relax. I was hooked!
I’ve been using coloring as a stress-reliever ever since. And trust me. With twin babies, you need a good stress-reliever!
For Christmas this year I’ve designed some fun holiday wrapping sheets that you can print at home and use as coloring pages. They are perfect for wrapping small gifts or stocking stuffers. You can also click here and select “free pages” to download your own free Prismacolor coloring pages!
I’ve created three different coloring pages—a large-scale design with trees and a deer (that can also be a fun as a coloring page for kids) as well as a more intricate design full of trees and a stripe-style pattern.
I colored my wrapping paper with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils that I picked up from Michaels. I chose a selection of colors that I thought would work well for these sheets—greens and blues with a pop of yellow and magenta. Traditional Christmas colors aren’t my jam, so it was fun to create a new holiday palette with some of my favorite colors.
Then I got to coloring! We’ve had a really long week with the babies (teething, a stomach bug, and sleep regression!) so I needed a stress-reliever. Sitting down to color during nap time has been a lifesaver. Focus without thinking. Perfect.
Once I was done coloring my sheets, I wrapped up a few stocking stuffers for my husband—I love how different and festive it us to use instead of traditional wrapping paper.
I started to put bows on them, but I didn’t want to cover anything up! I think they stand alone nicely.