Holiday art, Berenstain Bears, crafts, snowflakes, seasonal classics and lots of fun for all

by Fred Showker

These are for the kidsWe don't often show such juvinile stuff, but really, this is some fun stuff. You may not get any graphic arts benefits from these at all -- but you will have a great time, and some laughs with the kids! design_p The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Coloring and Activity Bookdesign_p Creative Haven Vintage Christmas Greetings Coloring Bookdesign_p Make Your Own Paper Snowflakesdesign_p Chanukah Coloring Bookdesign_p A Christmas Treasury
... and more!

A Christmas Treasury

Christmas clip art This lovely holiday anthology features seasonal classics from the turn of the twentieth century. Recounted in verse, the tales feature quaint color illustrations by popular children's artists of the era such as Margaret Evans Price, W. F. Stecher, Raphael Tuck, and others. Heartwarming tales include:
      The Night Before Christmas, Clement C. Moore's timeless poem about a visit from St. Nicholas; Father Christmas, a celebration of plum pudding, Jack Frost, snowmen, and other holiday delights and Christmas ABC, charming verse couplets that spell out Yuletide treats. (Many more!)
Art and Fun for the holidays Full story : A Christmas Treasury passages by Clement Clarke Moore

Chanukah Coloring BookChristmas clip art

From lighting the menorah to making potato latkes, this coloring book celebrates beloved Chanukah traditions.
      Color 25 endearing scenes of a family's preparations for the winter festival and their joyous observances — making decorations, exchanging gifts, learning the story behind the holiday, and following other treasured customs.
Art and Fun for the holidays Full story : Chanukah Coloring Book (Dover Holiday by Freddie Levin

Creative Haven Vintage Christmas Greetings Coloring Book

Christmas clip art Derived from rare sources, 31 timeless images re-create authentic holiday greeting cards featuring smiling Santas, cherubic children, decorated trees, snowy scenes, and other traditional motifs. Previously published as Vintage Christmas Greetings Coloring Book.
      The author writes : One of Dover's most gifted and versatile artists, Marty Noble is the creator of over 200 Dover items, including regular and stained glass books, stickers, tattoos, stencils, CD-ROMs, and more. Marty has also expertly re-created the art for most of the "Color Your Own . . ." series.
Art and Fun for the holidays Full story : Creative Haven Vintage Christmas Greetings Coloring Book by Marty Noble

Make Your Own Paper SnowflakesChristmas clip art

Create a snowstorm of eye-catching paper snowflakes. This fun-filled, creative book will take you through all the steps to make 32 lovely, lacy designs ideal for holiday decorations and other imaginative projects. the 32 lovely, lacy designs are printed on one side only of fine quality paper. Just cut out the reusable templates provided, and trace these delicate designs.
      Instructions and tips for folding and cutting are included, as well as interesting facts and quotes about snow. The cobwebby patterns, which are grouped according to skill levels, range from fanciful to realistic.
Art and Fun for the holidays Full story : Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes (Origami Papercraft) by Peggy Edwards

The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Coloring and Activity Book

Christmas clip art Join Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear for the most fun-filled holiday of them all. Packed with over 250 pages of activities, this classic treasury is a giant gift bag of coloring pages, dot-to-dots, matching games, and more. Plus, kids can make their own gift tags, ornaments, and other delightful decorations.
      Since 1962, more than 370 Berenstain Bears books have been published, and more than 300 million copies have been sold.
Art and Fun for the holidays Full story : The Berenstain Bears' Christmas by Jan and Stan Berenstain

Enjoy these samples from the above books... click to view enlargements

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