I have always loved to color. Those great black and white pictures that come to life through the imagination inspired by a box of crayons or palette of colored pencils. My children occasionally share my passion if the picture is just right. During my frequent travels around the web, I have found that there are a whole lot of sites providing a seemingly endless supply of coloring pages.
Author Jan Brett shares the cutest pages from her books.
First School has a wonderful set of coloring pages for little ones. While your there, if you have a preschooler or kindergartner, be sure to check out the other printables they have.
CDK Kids has a nice collection of theme-based pages.
The Plant Conservation Alliance is a fantastic resource for wildflower pictures to color featuring both the common name and the botanical names of flowers
Family Crafts at About.com has a nice list of pages including alphabet, animals, educational, and holidays among others.
Family Crafts also has a long list of character pages including Disney characters, cartoon characters, and other childhood favorites.
Coloring Pages is another resource for lots of coloring links.
Another site that offers Disney character pictures is ABC Home Preschool.
Papa Jan offers a large variety of pages sorted by theme including Bible pages.
One of my favorite resources is Ivy Joy.There is a great source of PDF formatted coloring books that have been put out by various agencies and companies. This is a great resource for educational material.
You’ll love stopping by Mary Engelbreit’s site. I love her whimsical and sweet art.
An awesome site for quilt makers and those that love to color geometrical designs is the WWQP Quilt Coloring site
For the fisherman in your life, check out Team Tacklebox for some great pictures of fish.
Coloring Book Fun has a huge list of pages for just about anything you can think of.
Mom’s Family and Kids Directory has an interesting assortment of pictures to offer.
Looking for realistic animal pictures, National Geographic is the place to check out.
Coloring-Pics has a wonderful choices to chose from.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Services offers all kinds of interesting educational coloring books along with links to other resources.
I know there are a zillion more coloring book sites out there but these are the ones that I have bookmarked and that I come back to the most often.They are great for lapbooking, notebooks, and just plain fun. I hope that you find something that fits your needs.