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I’m not generally a party favor person. I don’t totally understand the concept of going through the time and expense of putting together an event and then also giving out a gift. Isn’t the party enough? I definitely don’t expect gifts when I visit another person’s home. Is it just me, am I being silly? That said, fun little homemade favors that add some humor to a party – that’s something I can totally get behind.
Our Thanksgivings are hodgepodge friends and family affairs. I generally open our home to whomever is around and we make an absurd amount of food and chaos. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Last year we had a few folks who didn’t really know each other well, so I made a stack of custom coloring pages and we all colored each other and then taped the pictures to the wall. It was a really fun ice breaker, so this time I’m doing mini custom coloring books!
- Find digital pictures you love and save them to your computer.
- Go to iPiccy.com (totally free!) and click “Start Editing Now”
- Click “Upload Photo” and choose the photos from your computer that you want to turn into coloring pages (you can select multiple images at a time).
- Double click on the picture you want to edit.
- Click on the magic wand image at the top of the screen.
- Scroll on the left and click on “Pencil Sketch”
- Play with the “Strength” bar until the image looks good to you
- Click the disk image at the top of the screen to save your picture
- Print and enjoy!
- optional: I’ve included a free printable cover page (see below). Print as an 8.5″x11″ page and then print your coloring pages as half page size images. Put together with a few staples!
|Right click on this image to save it to your computer. Open image file on your computer and print from there!|
When I was at Walmart picking up paper and colored pencils for our coloring books, I also grabbed a Hormel Cure81 Spiral Sliced Cherrywood Smoked Ham for our Thanksgiving feast. While I’m a die hard turkey gal, my husband is ALL ABOUT THE HAM, and this one looked too good to resist.
What about you? Ham or Turkey – both, maybe???
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