We’ve created coloring page versions of several of the illustrations from our collections for the #ColorOurCollections campaign over the past four years. You’ll find fantastic beasts, fashionable ladies, and more to color. The Comfort Year-Round compilation sounds especially nice right now.
If you’re looking for some more advanced crafting, try our WWI Paper Toys. These pages were printed in the Chicago Ledger and the Public Ledger during the First World War. The toys range from simple paper dolls to more complex vehicles of war, including tanks, airplanes, and submarines. You can watch a timelapse video of Chris Hallberg, Library Technology Developer, assembling an ambulance below.
You’ll find all of these in our Paper Crafts collection in the Digital Library! If you do any coloring or assemble any WWI toys, we’d love to see your creations. Tag us on Twitter (@VillanovaDigLib) or Instagram (@villanovalibrary).