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Rainy-Day Craft: Supersize Coloring Page

Some art projects last as long as a passing shower. But a supersize coloring page will captivate your kids for an entire rainy afternoon (or even longer).

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer
Hang it with easy-to-remove painters' tape.

To make, have your child do a line drawing in black marker on a piece of 8 1/2-by-11-inch white paper. (The more detailed the picture, the better.) Bring the drawing to a print shop, such as Staples Copy & Print, to enlarge the image on a wide-format printer. (A three-by-four-foot print like the one shown here should cost less than $10.) Tape it to the wall or lay it on the floor, then let the kids unpack the crayons and unleash their creativity.

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