wfmw- printable gifts for kids

Today’s WFMW theme is Best Gift Tips. I posted these links last year, but they are sooo good that I want to share them again. There are two categories – Coloring Books and Paper Toys. I will be updating the list with more links as I have time, so bookmark this post & check back!

New links are marked with  *

Have I got a treat for you!! I know many of us are having to get creative this year when it comes to Christmas presents, so how about letting your computer help you out. I’m making big fancy-pants coloring books for our girls. Our son will be on cloud nine with the paper airplane patterns. You could print out several of the models, add a glue stick or two and top it with a bow – you’re done! Below, I’ve linked to some very unique coloring pages and lots of paper toys to make. There’s something for everyone!!


Mary Engelbreit

Animals of the World really beautiful

Garden Fairy

Beautiful Fairies

More Beautiful Fairies

Santa Clause Parade vintage

Popular Characters Disney, superheroes, cartoons

A White Horse for the horse lover

More Horses

Art Museum

Fine Art

Natural History Notebooks beautiful


Camouflage Animals really cool

Imagination Coloring

Silly Monsters

National Geographic

Stained Glass

Jan Brett

Quilt Blocks

Amazing Alphabet very detailed for older kids

Animal Alphabet you could make an ABC book, or a cute craft by spelling the child’s name

Abstract *

Patterns for Colouring *

Fancy Block Alphabet *

Funky Trees *

Beautiful Bible Verses *

Snowflakes *

Runt Farm Pals *  so cute!

Runt Farm Posters *

The Space Race *

Bob Ostrom Cartoons *

Butterflies & Moths * check out the links at the bottom for birds, lizards, frogs & more


Innovative Paper Planes we had so much fun with the samples at the bottom of the page – we are going to buy the rest of the patterns & make a book for our son, only $3.oo!

3-D Manger

Build A Paper Rocket

Papercraft a huge list of paper toy sites

Vintage Paper Dolls

Amazing Paper Airplanes

Spacestation 42 big list


Business Card Size Airplane Models

Cuckoo Whistle

Canon’s Creative Park wow!

PaperPino very complex

Paper Microscope

Gianormous List of Paper Toys

Paper Modelz

Space Exploration Fleet

Artists Helping Children alphabetical list

Vintage Airplane Models

The Toymaker

Hermes Purse *

Gameboards *

HP Creative Studio *

Yamaha * Amazing! – motorcycles, animals, seasons & more

Gingerbread Baby board game *

Tower of Cows *

Paper Robots *  Transformers, Spiderman

Jennifer’s Dollhouse Printables *

Movie Models *  Star Wars, Star Trek


Run on over to We Are That Family for tons of great gift tips!

legend of the candy cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane read and discuss  (another version here)

Candy Cane Notebook Page older kids write the legend in their own words

Candy Cane Notebook Page younger kids trace/write the following: their name, candy cane, red, white, Jesus

Watch the candy makers at Disneyland make their famous candy canes

Craft:  Snowman Candy Cane Ornaments – We used these for our inspiration. The kids got creative and we also ended up with a caroler and a penguin candy cane ornament.

the symbols of christmas

We like to do Funschool during the month of December, so we are spending the next few weeks studying the history behind the symbols of Christmas. We are having a blast!

I will post a lesson plan for each day, and you can find all of the links on my Symbols of Christmas Page.

Here are the resources I used if you want to come up with your own:

A Blessed Christmas

Christmas Symbols Index

christmas countdown printables

Have some fun with these printable countdowns so you don’t have to keep answering the “How many days until Christmas?” question!

Christmas House

Nativity Scene

A-door-able Calendar

Decorate a Tree

Happy Birthday Jesus

Christmas Story Coloring Book

Santa’s Beard

Christmas Alphabet