Make Your Own Coloring and Activity Book Workshop 2023

Coloring and activity books are a great way to help kids build skills and knowledge in many areas, including local nature and heritage. Learn how to make your own coloring or activity book on Saturday, November 25th from 9-10:30am at NIPA in Cay Hill. The workshop is part of the St. Martin Book Fair and there are other workshops, discussions and readings to enjoy during the day. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll develop your book concept, create activities, and learn about resources to help bring your book to life.

Download the slide presentation.

Download the printed workbook.



Wikimedia: Search for keywords related to St. Martin, Sint Maarten, etc. Images will have data about source and usage permissions.

Flickr: Search by keyword and refine by license to get images you can use, or message the photographer to request permission. Mark’s photos of St. Martin are here and you can use them for any nonprofit project.

Line Art

Paulina Hernández: She is a very talented artist who really understands how to make line art.

Christine Elder: She has done many projects developing line art for Caribbean birds.

Josmar Marquez Bird Art: Traditional and digital artist specializing in birds.

Do you have an artist to recommend? Let us know!


Free maze generator.

Maze generator, $10 per maze for commercial use.

Mazes, free for personal use, contact for commercial use.

Word Search

Word search generator.

Word Scramble

Word scrambler.


Crossword maker.

Connect the Dots

Connect the dots creator.

Spaghetti Match

Spaghetti match generator.

Kids at the age you are targeting should be able to read your book. You can test readability here: Online Readability Tester. Paste your text in the box and select the first option (Average Reading Level Consensus Calc). This will give you good estimate of how easy it is to read your text. If the text you are testing is too short, you could paste it twice or combine multiple short texts and test them at the same time.

Publishing Links

Kindle Direct Publishing: Publish print on demand paperbacks, hardcovers and ebooks.

Have a local printer to recommend? Let us know!