I created a Book of Colors project for the Paper Bag Challenge on Tinkerlab. It’s a paper bag book made with paper lunch bags. If you create the bag books ahead of time, toddlers and preschoolers can work on the books, adding the appropriate colored stickers and materials to the coordinating page. It’s a fun way for children to explore basics colors and differentiate between them, organizing their books. They are also wonderful keepsakes and fun for the children to look at after they are complete. Play “I Spy” on each page.
The book is made with brown paper lunch bags. I’ve included a free printable with all the pages so you can make your own. Directions are included.
Adding the ribbon and yard to the pages adds texture and interest to each page!
Book of Colors
- My Book of Colors Printable
- paper bags
- yarn and ribbon
- collage materials
1. Print pages (cardstock works best) & cut out pages, shapes and color names.
2. Attach color rectangles and cover page to flaps of bags.
3. Cut down tops of bags. Leave the cover bag longer, to allow enough paper to fold over the other pages and to staple it together.
4. Staples bags together into a book.
5. Child glues on shapes and names of colors.
6. Child attaches color related stickers or collage items to appropriate pages.
7. Decorate with ribbon or yarn as desired.
The printable pages include shapes and color words for each color page, such as the red oval and orange circle shown below. Check the dollar store for inexpensive color themed stickers.
I love adding the ribbon & yarn to the edges to make it more colorful.
Download the Printable here: My Book of Colors Printable
*Brown page template is also included but not pictured.