Coloring on Washi tape

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The big craze lately seems to be coloring books for adults and of course… There are tons of books everywhere and you can also do a search for free coloring pages for adults and find tons of free things. I happened to be at Joanns the other day and I always check out the clearance section. I found this interesting DIY home decor roll of floral on washi tape. The roll was 12 inches x 10 fee long and I thought my granddaughters would have fun with it while I watched them this week.

Coloring on Washi tape

I picked up a couple packs of cheap washable markers but they didn’t seem to color on the plastic very well. I had no idea that the roll was a giant washi tape until I looked online to figure out what I had actually bought. I have all kinds of sharpie pens but I didn’t bring them with me. So we ran to Office Max and picked up a big pack of them. I also picked up a plastic table cloth from the dollar store to protect the table.

Coloring on Washi tape

Yesterday the girls got out of school early and worked on them and even had a couple friends come over. Thankfully I had cut five 12 x 12 inches sections so there was plenty for everyone. My youngest granddaughter loves to color and really kept working on hers.

Coloring on Washi tape

I even colored one………….we all found out it took a lot longer than we thought it would. The girls would take breaks and go outside and play and then…..back in to color.

Coloring on Washi tape

My youngest granddaughter really kept with it and finished last night. The background is actually semi-transparent and you carefully remove the backing and have a giant washi tape piece which is supposed to be safe to put on walls. My daughter gave us the okay to put them up in their bedroom. This wall is a pink and you can see it through the piece.

Coloring on Washi tape

Here was my other granddaughter this morning……all ready for school with a few extra minutes to spend coloring. She can’t wait to come home from school today and finish it.

Coloring on Washi tape

Of course I had to make one too. I used mine to cover a new journal pad. I had to cover the back which was a light brown as the front had writing on it that would have shown through. I also picked up a new book for myself called Art Journal Courage by Dina Wakley.

Coloring on Washi tape


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  1. You and your adorable granddaughters sure have the best times together Connie!

  2. Aha so that's where you've been lately. Reizer has been wanting to bring his quilt over to show you but keeps telling me your car is not there!


  3. Guess I know where I'm heading next time I go to Joann's!! Hope I get as lucky as you did. The kids did a great job coloring (and so did you). 🙂

  4. Sylvia Anderson says:

    What a fun idea!!! I had no idea this product existed and will now be scouring the clearance bins at JoAnns every time I'm there. I bet our great granddaughters would love this, especially the ones in school. I still color with the kids and have never stopped, since we have a bunch of grandchildren and now gg. It's a relaxing thing to do and fun, as well. Sounds like it would be a great gift idea as well. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Mommarock says:

    I just recently started wanting to art journal but alas how to make the pages as beautiful as all of the pages I see online seems to be something that I don't think I'm going to be able to figure out

  6. Libby in TN says:

    Just what is Washi tape? I figured "tape" would be narrow. What's it normally used for. Oh, maybe I should Goggle it ….

  7. JanineMarie says:

    This looks like such fun! I have never outgrown my love of coloring.

  8. Well that's just to cool, and those girls looked like that had a blast.. Loved your notepad cover also. Very creative.

  9. Looks like everyone is having a good time. 🙂

  10. Createology says:

    Ah Yes the Coloring Craze. How fun for you and your adorable grands to color Washi tape. I have not seen it in that size of a roll. Making Happy Memories…

  11. What a fun idea for the kids! I always loved coloring when I was a kid but haven't indulged yet in the adult color books. A couple of my friends have though.