In this case the “birds” in question are my adult AND child Thanksgiving dinner guests.
No. I’m not actually going to throw rocks at them. Well, not the kids, at least. We’ll just have to see how the adults behave.
I’m kidding! (Or…AM I?)
Every member of my Thanksgiving party crew will be able to grab a colored pencil or crayon and enjoy these Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages. With pumpkins, turkey feathers, and leaves, it will be a toss up to see which group (adults versus kids) can come up with the most lovely creations.
I might spend my time writing all of the things I’m grateful for this year among the tiny lines and swirls of the leaves. I might not wait until Thanksgiving, now that I’ve thought of it…
The pumpkin, leaf, and feather coloring pages come in two versions. One is already filled with Zendoodle marks that you can add to and color in. (Get ready for inner peace.) The other offers a blank pumpkin, blank leaf, and blank feather that you can customize to your hearts content.
New to Zendoodling? Use the blank shapes and consider these tips:
- Use cardstock or heavy paper with extra paper underneath so marker doesn’t go through
- Doodle different patterns into each quadrant. Start with a pencil if you want, but draw very lightly.
- Use two sizes of black marker (ie. Sharpie Fine Point and Sharpie Extra Fine Point) for the final doodles.
- Each time you make a new shape, let that shape be doodled into. (A big polka dot is really a circle that can be filled with its own doodles.)
- Try to vary texture, size, and value of the doodles. (Ie. If one shape is fairly light and has a lot of white space, the shape next to it can have more concentrated doodles or darker doodles.)
- Let the ink dry for at least 5 minutes before erasing pencil lines.
Download the Zendoodle Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
More Ideas to Keep Kids Busy on Thanksgiving:
Give them Things to Draw from Skip to My Lou! (free printable)