I recently saw a great idea on Etsy of a homemade Advent Calendar Coloring Book. I love this idea. Noodlebug is just starting to grasp the concept of time but it can be really difficult to know how long it is before certain events.
Last year, I created a paper chain where Noodlebug got to tear off one link a day until his birthday. This year, I thought I'd try a Birthday Countdown Coloring Book. I'm not sure how it is going to work. I'm thinking we'll start with a folder that I decorate. Each day, I will place the new picture to color inside of the folder. (to keep him from getting too excited and wanting to color them all at once) Noodlebug's birthday is May 18 so I'm going to start on May 1 and go all the way through to his birthday. At the end, I'll bind the pages together into a book.
If I were Shelly Massey or Junelle Jacobsen, I could probably doodle something original and fantastic for each day. But I don't have their talent. So, I have decided to use characters from his favorite books. I'm not much of an artist but, if I have an image to look at, I can usually freehand something reasonable. I don't want to post 18 pictures on this one post so, starting May 1, I will post that day's picture for you to see. I'm almost finished. I just need four more characters from well-known children's books. Any ideas?