Here are some ideas on how and why you can use printable coloring pages as part of the activities for a birthday party in order to give children someone interesting to do when they get antsy.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, like many animated cartoon stories and characters, were first introduced in comic book form, and from there merchandising of the TMNT's eventually brought them to the attention of producers, who started work on the...
When roaming around the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota in my youth, one of my fondest memories was of the wind whistling through the trees and rustling up the leaves. Besides hockey, lakes, rivers, trees, fishing and hunting were...
Star Wars is one of the most popular and iconic film franchises in history, as the story of the fall of Anakin Skywalker from the Jedi Knights - whom he betrayed after being seduced by the dark side of the Force by the Sith master Darth Sidious, who...
One of my favorite activities as a child was when getting an opportunity to grab a sled and go riding it down the hill at a fast speed. Many of us have experienced that, and it has created great memories from those days. It also made us enjoy the...
Amazing wallpapers with a dragon theme. Some of the best fantasy dragon images I've seen.
The story of Moses is recognized and known by people around the world, as the breaking of the iron grip of Egypt upon the children of Israel by God through Moses has captured the imagination of all those wishing to break the bondage imposed upon...
Genesis is known as the book of beginnings by Christians and Jews alike, as it gives an account of the creation of the earth and universe, as well as men. Many of the historical events and people recorded in Genesis are widely known around the...
Online printables with Bible word search theme.
Using printables as a way to train children concerning the basics of the Bible and their faith has been a proven method of helping them maintain attention and improve discipline concerning the matter. There are an almost endless number of word...
Clipart ideas with a "Happy Birthday Jesus" theme.
Other than the baby Jesus and His birth, there is no other person related to the Christmas that is as popular as Santa Claus is, and that translates into some very cool and interesting printables or coloring pages to download for children to enjoy...
Browse nativity coloring pages of various complexities—perfect for teaching the Christmas story to children.
This article explores Christmas word searches of varying difficulties, including a snowman-shaped word search for children.
The Little Drummer Boy character is one of my favorites, and below are a number of compelling printable coloring pages to enjoy working with.
Here are the perfect printable coloring pages of the Grinch. Best of all, these printouts are free.
Christmas mantle scarves were originally designed to place over a fireplace on the mantle, but they are also used on any long surface, such as the top of a flat entertainment center, or even at times to hang across the top of a window. While the...
Want an easy and fun activity to do during the Thanksgiving festivities? Use these free coloring pages that feature turkeys, Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, and Native Americans!
Find free printable Christmas coloring pages featuring the nativity, Santa Claus, angels, Christmas trees, and famous cartoon characters.
Candy canes are a tasty delight during the Christmas holiday season, especially the traditional candy cane with its distinctive white and red stripes, which have the attracted the gaze of children and adults since I can remember. That wonderful...
See the steps for making your own Christmas present costume, and check out a photo gallery of finished products for inspiration.
This guide will share some cool tips on how to use tinsel and garland to expand your holiday decorations.
Learn how to dress as one of the characters from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," including Ebenezer Scrooge. Here you will find ideas for a variety of Dickens characters.
Large nativity scenes to set up outdoors for the Christmas season.
Most people don't like spiders crawling around the house, especially those that can cause harm. Here are numerous ways to kill or manage these household pests.
Going to dress up as a scarecrow? Here is how to do your face paint or makeup. You will find ideas for scary scarecrows, cute scarecrows, Wizard of Oz scarecrows, and more.
Pirate face painting can transform your child into a little swashbuckler in three easy steps.
Find easy yet effective cat face painting ideas.
Learn how to do zebra eyeshadow or the perfect zebra face paint for a Halloween costume.
Tips and video tutorials on how to put together an awesome 1940s look.
Teardrops are a great makeup theme to try when wanting to go out for a special occasion, or to use in a Halloween or other theme party. It wouldn't seem like it, but teardrops are expressed in a wide variety of ways, including from a little touch...
Ideas on how to do recreate Poison Ivy's makeup, hairdos, costume, and botanical accessories.
Learn how to recreate the makeup, costume, and hair of Tim Burton's Queen of Hearts with this photo gallery and video tutorials.
Learn how to face paint a skull for Halloween or Dias de los Muertos. Look at a photo gallery of examples ranging from realistic skulls to sugar skulls for inspiration.
Learn how to use makeup and face paint to create a tiger costume and see inspiring photos of several different designs, from partial to full face and body paint.
Here are tips for ghost makeup, including tutorials on how to do the eyes and lips.
Find inspiration for your scary or cute witch costume with this photo gallery, tips, and tutorials.
Among my favorite of flowering plants or shrubs is the Rose of Sharon. There are few things to me more beautiful than when this outstanding flower producer shows off its blooms in the latter part of the summer. Being part of the hibiscus (Hibiscus...
It's unfortunate that so many people consider Queen Anne’s Lace more of an intrusive weed than the beautiful, useful plant that it is. That's not to say it can't spread and be a pest if it's not managed properly, but when placed in a part of the...
In this article we'll talk about periwhinkle, or vinca major and minor, which are also known as blue buttons, dwarf periwinkle, wintergreen, ground ivy, creeping vinca, death's flower, myrtle or creeping myrtle, among others. The myrtle...
The lady's slipper is a wonderfully unique orchid that produces extraordinary blooms for decades once it's established. Lady's slippers have gorgeous blooms, coming in pink, mauve, greens, yellows and browns. They can bloom for months under the...
This article will provide tips and ideas on how to successfully plant and grow naked lady lilies (Amaryllis belladonna).
Jasmine flowers are unmatched when it comes to their extraordinary scents. This article will break down the different varieties and provide ample information on how to grow and care for this amazing plant.
Sunflowers are one of the most noticeable of plants in the garden or yard, with the bright flower head sitting on top of the elongated stem, providing delight and wonder to all who view them. Read on to learn about, and see examples of, amazing sunflower tattoo designs.
This article will provide various tips and tricks to growing and caring for wonderful hollyhocks.
This article will provide tips and tricks to growing better bougainvillea.
Many leaf tattoo designs are inspired by the fall season, so most of them include vibrant orange, red, and/or yellow colors. The maple leaf is probably the most popular leaf used in tattoos, but there are many other ideas as well.
This article will tell you everything you need to know about gypsophilia, or baby's breath, including where to grow it and how to take care of it.
A flock of birds in flight, whether depicted realistically or whimsically, makes a beautiful and unique tattoo design, with lots of potential for creativity.
Flower tattoos have become very popular in general over the last several years as a growing number of women choose to have some type of ink done on their bodies. Among them the daisy is the flower of choice among many women making that decision. ...
Ear tattoos are becoming a very popular choice for those seeking to get inked. What is particularly interesting is approximately 95 percent of all those choosing to get an ear tattoo are women (my observation).
Bleeding hearts are among my favorite flowers, and these wonderful plants are relatively easy to grow. There are several tips in this article that will help you with how to place your bleeding hearts in the flower garden and how to successfully grow them.
The ageratum is a wonderful addition to any landscaping plan for your garden or yard, as they have great looking flowers and can be inserted as filler for empty spots, or placed in groupings to offer magnificent color and variety. Here we'll low at how to successfully grow fantastic ageratums.
Gladiolus, which are also at times called the sword Lilly, which comes from shape of the leaves of the beautiful flower, are a fantastic flower used for celebrations, cut flowers and places for show in the garden or yard. The flower has become a...
Tips and tricks on how to successfully grow Chrysanthemums or 'mums.'
A look at various tattoo designs featuring eagles.
For many years gargoyles have been a fascinating topic, largely because, as usual, Hollywood taking them and adapting them to generate a story; usually one of horror. But the reality is gargoyles have little meaning and resemblance to the...
Louis Bromfield was one of the more interesting authors of the 20th century in my opinion, as the somewhat flamboyant man lived a fascinating life, leaving the United States to live in France, and then returning to the United States as World War II...
A look at various tattoo designs that feature scarecrows.
Angels are a topic of interest that never seems to dim, and in this article I explore some of the angelic statues set in a variety of settings.
For those bold enough to do it, wing tattoos are a way to grab attention with what is usually, but not always, a back tattoo covering at minimum the top half of the back and, in some cases, almost the entire back. Gothic wing tattoos are different...
Edgar Allan Poe continues to enjoy an ongoing, cult-like following amongst his fans. Here, you'll find a gorgeous and inspiring collection of tattoos that pay homage to the poet.
It's hard to believe the first Chucky movie, "Child's Play," was released in 1988. Since then, many have gotten the iconic evil doll inked on their skin for life. If you'd like to do the same, check out this article for ideas, inspiration, and photos.
Gothic bat tattoos are a contemporary take on a popular tattoo theme. These unique designs range from the realistic to the satanic and include both black-only and colored ink.
A look at different tattoos that feature gothic flowers.
Gothic cross tattoos are a fantastic choice for a tattoo, as the variety to choose from is seemingly infinite, especially when you add the minute details so prevalent in Gothic design. Read on to learn if one these tattoos is right for you.
Goth culture is impossible to identify specifically, because it has a focus on expressing oneself individually and uniiquely, rather than uniformly. That include gothic makeup, which is expressed in numerous ways, as you'll see here.
Learn the what to do before and after getting a belly button piercing, including how to choose a salon and how to ensure the piercing heals without infection.
If you're a fan of horses and love to ride and take care of them, you know how easy it is to get close to them and what a big part of your life they are. Read on to learn more about these beautiful tattoos.
Wolf tattoos have a unique place in body art because the wolf itself means many things to a disparate number of people. A pest or threat to some and a bearer of spiritual meaning to others, wolves are unique creatures that make for unique tattoos.
Who hasn't dreamed of sailing the seas in days of old, as sailors and ship captains of those days were the explorers and greatest risk takers of their time? There's something about the majestic ships and tossing seas that stir emotion. Read on learn more about majestic ship tattoos.
Memories, friendships, and a good bike. Motorcycle tattoos are often a testimony to the experiences that a biker will remember until the day he or she dies.
Angels in tattoos may be male or female, peaceful or warlike, doomed or triumphant, or they may just be a pair of wings.
So you're thinking about getting a spider tattoo, but do you want one that's realistic or 3D, and have you considered placement? Here you'll find information and photos you'll need to make your decision.
This article offers ideas for those who are looking into getting a tattoo of Hellboy.
See some examples of tattoos based on the film and book "A Clockwork Orange."
This article takes a look at some tattoo designs inspired by the Lord of the Rings book and film series.
Wondering how to take your love for Star Wars to the next level? Well, some people get a Star Wars tattoo. Here's a photo gallery of fans' tattoos to use as inspiration.
This article will take a look at tattoos that have phoenix designs.
Tiger tattoos are awesome. Here's a collection of great examples to inspire you.
When most of us used to think of branding, the thought of identifying the cattle of their owner is what came to mind, that has changed since those days, and branding and branding irons now have multiple uses and purposes. Along with the branding...
With Celtic culture enjoying a revival, it has generated interest in a number of related areas, including tattoos. In this article, we look at a wide variety of Celtic tattoos and their meanings.
Fairy tattoos are quickly becoming a very desired and popular tattoo design, and a plethora of them are available across all spectrums of life.
Why a home cleaning business is such a good business to launch - it's inexpensive and very profitable.
Dragon tattoos are among the most popular tattoos in the world. Let's take a look at the symbolism, meaning, as well as some beautiful examples.
There are many reasons women choose butterfly tattoos, but in the end, it's the butterfly itself in all of its variety and beauty that inspires us.
Leo Zulueta and Don Ed Hardy revitalized tattoo art by introducing traditional designs in swirling black.