Nov 15, 2008

Pirate-superhero-mermaid colouring pages

As part of the lead up to the party for my now 4 year old I drew some pictures for her and her little friends to colour in. The first one was a picture of what a pirate-superhero-mermaid looks like, because, let's face it, it's an unusual birthday party theme and I thought the other kids might get thier heads around my daughter's notion a little more whole heartedly with some visual aid. I posted the digitally coloured version in one of my previous posts (yep, she's got pink hair like I used to have back in uni)

The second image was a map of pirate-mermaid-superhero island, which was a fantasy representation of the play park that we were holding the party at. We hid the treasure in the hollow part of the tree at the park and the kids followed the map from the play structure that we made into a pirate ship with cardboard, to the batcave (tent full of dressing up clothes), to the captain's table (picnic table with snack food), to the picnic villages (blankets for eating picnic food on), to the mermaid rocks (benches at the top end of the park), to the tree at the very top of the park. The whirlpool at the bottom of the map is actually a really big storm drain that the kids always want to go and peer into and poke at with sticks.

So click on the little images of the colouring pages to view the full size versions and feel free to print them out for your kids to colour too. The sidekick flying pirate starfish is called Aaaarrrg by the way.


























This is what the batcave looked like...



and this is what the pirate ship play structure looked like...

By the way, if you are after some really awesome free colouring pages then have a look at the ones on Louise Elliot's site. She sells printed cloth kits of her own elaborately patterned designs for soft toys and rag dolls. She offers free downloads of colouring pages featuring her animal designs, which are beautiful and my 4 year old has had a lot of fun with them already. Here is the last one she coloured from Louise's site...

2 comments:

rainbowmummy said...

OMG I didn't think I could laugh any harder until you said that the crab was called Aaaarrrg!

Very amazing drawing and great imagination!!

rainbowmummy said...

wow, i am a dumb ass, I meant starfish. oh hello, looking for something.....