Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chinese New Year - Year of the Goat

New printable silhouette craft template or coloring sheet design for year of the goat (ram, sheep) zodiac symbol for Chinese New Year celebration. 
Includes a bearded goat outline shape plus symbol for the Ram. 

The Year of the Ram begins February 19, 2015. Happy Chinese New Year!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Make a Coloring Craft Leaf Mask

Print and cut leaf coloring mask is ready for you to color in with markers, paints, crayons or colored pencils. 
Make a dimensional texture with bits of tissue paper, collage papers or glitter. Or use this leaf mask outline as a pattern to make a felt or fabric mask in the shape of a realistic maple leaf.

Printable is sized to fit most adults and children. Resize if needed using a copier or your computer.

Printable leaf mask pattern is a new freebie for personal noncommercial use, available now at

Friday, September 5, 2014

Apples in Baskets Signal Fall is Here

Harvest Basket of Apples - Line Art by Lee Hansen
When I see the first baskets of freshly harvested apples at the farm stand I know it's really fall. The weather may be feeling like July, but those apples brimming over the top of the basket, box or bag tell me that it's time to think about making apple crisp and getting the winter clothes out of storage. 
This basket of apples line art is a simple coloring page that would appeal to children or seniors looking for art therapy. It's also suitable to use as a template for fabric arts such as embroidery or fabric painting. 

Download the printable apple basket PDF image from It's in the fall coloring pages collection.  Any personal use is permitted - no redistribution or selling allowed with the freebies on my web site.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Be ... Happy Word Art Poster

Printable bubble letters line art, HAPPY
Happy Word Art Poster Line Art
Don't Worry - Be Happy ... and get rid of any blues by coloring in this cheerful word art poster filled with happiness in outline form. This is one of a series of printable words to live by posters at my website. 

Design a greeting card for a friend or family member, create a poster for your wall or bulletin board, or use this Happy Word Art bubble letters design to lift your spirits or cheer up a friend.

Free printable for non-commercial use - to share, please use Facebook, Pinterest or your favorite social site from the download page.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

JOY Coloring Poster or Design Template

JOY Word Art Design Sheet
Feel the love with this new line drawing printable, a JOY word art coloring poster.  Print and color in the many words to create a poster that will make you smile, or add it to your vision board, scrapbook or inspiration wall.

I can think of several craft projects and happy occasions for which I could use this design sheet to make joyful gifts and crafts, including Christmas cards, bridal shower invites, birth or adoption  announcements and engagement cards.
JOY word art poster can be used for any personal, non commercial project. If you pin or share, please link to this post or to the web site where you'll find this joy wordart printable adult coloring sheet.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Party Stars Banner Template - Design Your Own Garlands and Signs

Printable Party Banner Star Template
Big and bold line art template pages designed to create your own signs, banners or decorations. These printable stars with letters spell out P A R T Y plus there's a blank star sheet so you can create your own signs and pennant designs with any letter or picture you want to add. Fits on 8.5 x 11 paper and could be made into iron on transfers, too.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Cheerful Chickadee Coloring Page

Curious Chickadee Drawing
by Lee Hansen
I love watching the birds in our garden all year long. Here's a quick drawing of a chickadee sketched from a photograph I took a couple years ago while working in the garden shop at Mr. Twitter's (Rutland). It's a sure sign of spring when the chickadees begin to sing "Cheese-bur-ger" instead of just chirping short tweets or shouting chick-a-dee-dee-dee.

Download the printable chickadee coloring page and use the photograph as your artistic reference to add colors and details. Get creative and print this chickadee drawing on canvas paper or watercolor paper and use it as your basic sketch for a painting!

Mr. Chickadee at Mr. Twitters, photo by Lee Hansen

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Easter Placemat or Poster

I'm getting tired of winter here in Vermont and I'm sure much of the Northeastern US shares this feeling. I need to think about Easter, so here's a spring placemat or poster design filled with symbols of rebirth: eggs, baby chicks and flowers. This is a simple enough design to use for paper piercing or as a basis for your own artwork and details. The eggs all around the border just beg to be decorated ... imagine this template as a white on white embroidery for your Easter centerpiece.

Printable Easter placemat template is free for any noncommercial use. Pin it to share!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mittens Coloring Page

Remember those mittens on strings Mom or Grandma knitted for you? You had to thread the strings down the sleeves of your jacket and then you never lost a mitten again. Make some snowfall memories with this mittens coloring page - strings included.

I may use this as a craft template and put photos of my kids inside the mittens or use them as gift tags. You could also use these mittens line drawings as templates for your local mitten tree:  print them out, color them in and make donation ornaments for the mitten tree at the libray.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Cake Activity Sheet

Make an extra special birthday poster complete with custom decorations and candles starting with this printable activity sheet. Color in the Happy Birthday to You bubble letters and decorate the frame border with festive colors, designs or stickers.

Printable birthday cake coloring activity sheet is a free download for any noncommercial use - print off a few for party guests or classroom use.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Awards for World's Best Father plus others ...

Give an very special hand-colored Father's Day award trophy to a wonderful dad, step-father, grandfather or uncle.

Printable coloring sheets to personalize for all the special men in your child's life - free for any noncommercial use. Choose from several designs including two different trophies, crowns, and posters to color in.

World's Greatest Father's Day Coloring Page

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Best Mom (Best Mum) Awards

World's Best Mom
Mother's Day is coming soon ... If your mother is the best mom (or mum) in the entire world, give her an official certificate for Mother's Day, birthday or make a special award to give to mom for any day at all.

Print and decorate a World's Best Mom coloring page or World's Best Mum award for your mother.