I am a recent convert to printables… I used to not “get them”.. but I realised one day, that they are a clever and easy way to “jazz up” day to day things.. as well as printing off activities and “toys” for children, quickly, nicely and easily!
So if you are short of time and want something pretty. Printables it is!
Here are some I have used in the past! Please note that these printables are provided by the various website free of charge. So respect their copywright and use these for personal use only!
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Awww this reminds me of tangrams – which I used to LOVE playing when I was little. Here is a super cute “castle in a box” from Dada de l’Enfant Terrible. Print, assemble, take EVERYWHERE you go and PLAY!
If you are approaching the Summer and the weather is getting HOT HOT HOT, why not print off some of these adorable fan patterns and “make your own” cool fans. These would be a fantastic party activity too! From the talented Mr Printables!
Frozen Story Stones
Create your own set of Disney’s Frozen Story Stones – print your characters and decoupage them on a set of stones (picked up whilst on holiday maybe?). Story Stones are wonderfully tactile and a great way to bring story telling back to life. Get your free Frozen Story Stone Printable here.
Print and make your very own paper village … another great project to do with the kids during the holidays. Make 2-3 of these adorable little houses and trees or print out all 20 sheets of them. Plenty too choose from and create. And just think of all the play time to follow.
Visit Small for Big to print!
Another party saver – is this bunting and cupcake topper download from Creature Comforts Blog. Isn’t it lovely? Looks fantastic and is quick to make. Get your kids to help out!
Now everyone knows I love to bake cupcakes and muffins with the children. They tend to taste nice, but do not necessarily look exciting.. so these cupcake wraps are simply perfect. Visit Funky Time for the download.
Say Aaaaaaaahhhhhh. Aren’t these traditional dolls simply the cutest! Visit the Betsy Paper Doll site for hundreds and hundreds of the original dolls. Make sure you actually download the file (rather than grabbing the image), to ensure you get a good quality print out.
The Origami Club has lots of “traditional patterns” to choose from. Now.. you can either use these for Origami – in which case click on the link, select a pattern your like and hit print – you will get a “classic” origami square… if you want to a larger sheet of paper e.g. for some more cupcake wrappers (see above), you may want a “whole” sheet of the same pattern. I did a “simple cheat” – you click on the pattern you like and the print window will open. Then you right click and copy the image. I then pasted it into power point were I copied the image 4 times and arranged it across one sheet… I am sure if you are good at photoshop you can do it in a clever and neater way.
LolliChops has a fantastic range of paper printables. I just love love love these pears. Aren’t they adorable? And she has them in a number of different colour schemes. There are all sorts of other designs, including gorgeous flowers and poppies. Really, well worth a visit and browse!You will also find tags and Christmassy things on her site!
Print of some fun “POW!”s and “ZAP!”s with this free Superhero Cupcake Topper printable to decorate some cupcakes and have instant “superhero party food”. Nice and simple!
Made by Joel is an amazingly beautiful site with lots and lots of fantastic ideas. Thankfully for us kind Joel also makes the odd printable or two. I ADORE these little travel sized city. HOW cute?!
I am TOTALLY in love with this matchbox house! And you can even download some colouring pages to make life even easier! Thank you Home Made City for such an adorable craft.
These super easy last minute Halloween costumes will save you every time. All you need is paper, scissors and cello tape. Come hop over to our Skeleton Costume post and get dressing up! Or just print off the free skeleton bone printable now.
Paper Bag Costumes
I love these Paper Bag costumes from Wee Alphabet. What a fantastic way to upcycle too. Visit them for free how tos and downloads of patterns.
I am a huge fan of the beautiful Mini Eco blog. Gorgeous design with fabulous ideas. And this is another one such idea – her Halloween Shadow Makers. Read the full post here and then head over and print of her fabulous printable and make your own spooky shadow puppet!
Paper Squid saved my life one Halloween.. when The Englishman bought ONE LARGE bag of many sweets and not many little bags of some sweets. I quickly made paper envelopes and stuck these on. They look great. The kids were intrigued by the mystery parcels and all was well. *Phew*.
Love having fun with Photos at any time of year, but especially at Christmas. Here are some great Christmas prompts to get the family giggling!
How darling are these Christmas Enveleopes?! Choose from Santa, Rudolph or a snowman. Seriously. I think these will be perfect for the kids’ penpals!
Visit This Heart of Mine for the download.
Yep.. I got caught out this year.. normally of course I would get the children to make something LOVELY for us… but if you don’t have time or you fancy something, cough, more stylish, there are 3 great sets of tags to print out over at Hey Look. Here are coloured ones. Here wonderful black & white ones.
Ahh, these are cute, aren’t they? They look lovely and are sure to put a smile on someone face when you say “Thank You” for my presents… and you don’t have to write too much either! Allsorts has this great free Christmas printable for you!
Make a super easy and fun Chinese New Year craft with these great Dragons – full instructions on how to assemble, as well as your FREE printable can be found on the Dragon Puppet post.
I ADORE this “Super Valentine’s Lollipop”. Brilliant and fun and am sure will be well received! And what is even better, is that Zakka Life makes life really easy by providing you with a template to download. What more could you want?!
Heart Gift Box
Clearly this is a great one for Valentine’s Day, but of course, they are lovely at ANY time of year!!
More printable fun from Mr Printables.
Spring is in the air.. and I am slowly getting excited about what we can plant again this year. I don’t know about you, but at the end of the “season” i have little torn packets everywhere. Also, last year, I save a whole load of seeds from tomatoes etc that we grew ourselves. They are all tucked away on tissue paper here and there. Here is a great way to keep them “prettily” or even give some away as small gifts? I know you don’t NEED a pretty package.. but come on, these are nice!! Or use them as money gift envelopes.. Go to Just Something I Made to hit print!
This bunny garland has been popping up everywhere recently. And I am not surprised it is teh cutest little thing around AND the wonderful Titatoni even gives you a hand download so you can make these super duper quickly and easily! Thank you Titatoni!
PS the site is in German and you need to click -Hier- for the printable.
nickwilljack has 33 pages worth of Eastery Downloads for you…. everything you need for an Easter party – labels, invites, name places, tags… I particularly like the little bunny egg cups. Soo cute! You don’t need to print it all of course, just the bits you need! I think we will use these little embellishments for an Easter TREASURE hunt!