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What are some great DIY coloring games for kids?

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Some great coloring games for kids include making puppets, playing word games and coloring mosaics. These are just some of the printable coloring pages and games that are featured on the Crayola webpage. The Nick Jr. website also has printable coloring pages with word games, matching games and seasonal themes.

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The puppet games include finger puppets that can be colored, cut out and worn and a marionette with pieces that can be cut out, connected using paper fasteners, and posed. A funny face page has a blank face surrounded by different eyes, noses and accessories. The artist can either cut out the examples or draw her own to make a new "funny face."

Word games include crossword puzzles that can be solved and colored, word searches, letters that can be colored and cut out for spelling games, and rebus messages. The latter puzzle uses a code made up of pictures and letters that when sounded out create a secret message.

Mosaics are more complicated coloring pages with tiny numbered spaces that indicate what color goes where. Once complete, they reveal a figure or a scene. These are more suitable for older kids because it takes more control to stay within the lines. Some adults also enjoy working on the mosaic pages, making this a great family activity.

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