Whether you’re new to eatsleepdoodle or a seasoned doodler looking for some tips, we want everybody to enjoy our fantastic colour-in gifts as much as we do!
From when you first open your eatsleepdoodle gift, to what you should do when you’re ready for the next round of doodle adventures… here's a quick guide for how to make the most out of your colour and wash out goodies and keep them in the best condition for years of endless colouring fun to come!
Step 1: Open your eatsleepdoodle gift!
Inside each eatsleepdoodle colour in gift is one textile product - for example, our colour in world flags tablecloth - and an included set of 10 washable fabric pens!
Step 2: Access our learning resources
On the back of packaging of your eatsleepdoodle gift there will be a QR code or website link that will take you to our fantastic learning resource pages. Simply scan the code with your phone or type the link into a web browser and you'll have access to the matching resource page full of fun facts and information for you to learn whilst you colour-in and discover!
For example, our world flags learning resource page has lots of information about each of the 193 countries including their overall flag design, official names, capital cities and continents so you can colour and discover the amazing flags of the United Nations member states, learning about what makes each country’s flag unique!
Take a look at our fun learning resources here!
Step 3: Colour!
The next step is the most important of all – colouring in!
With your learning resources at hand, let the colour in fun begin! Using the set of 10 versatile double ended wash-out textile pens, colour in your eatsleepdoodle gift whilst you discover and learn.
What's more, our original doodle washable fabric pens are non-toxic, fast drying and super practical! They also work equally great on washable fabrics and can be used on paper and other stationery, too - they make the best stationery gifts for kids as our super versatile doodle pens can (pretty much!) do it all.
Step 4: Wash clean
When you’re finished colouring in and discovering all the fantastic illustrations on your eatsleepdoodle gift, you can simply wash it clean and start again!
Pop your 100% cotton textile gift into the washing machine on a warm cycle (30°/40°) and our highly soluble, water-based ink completely dissolves, leaving you with a blank canvas again to colour in. Best of all, the ink from your colouring in won’t affect anything else in the wash, so there is no need for a separate load. Go ahead and put it in the machine with the rest of your laundry – you can even wash it with your whites!
Watch the ink completely disappear and find your gift clean and ready to be re-used for endless colouring fun - again and again!
Step 5: Dry naturally
Once washed clean, take out of the machine and hang up to dry!
We recommend drying all our cotton textile products naturally to keep them looking their best for years to come.
Step 6: Iron
When it’s dry, we recommend giving your colour in gift a gentle iron. This is great to make sure you have a perfect, flat surface - ready for more colouring!
P.S. Make sure that it is completely dry before colouring in.
Step 7: Colour again!
Now that your eatsleepdoodle gift is clean and dry, it is ready for your next colouring adventure!
As all our textiles are 100% high-quality cotton, they are designed for repeated fun for years to come, so you can colour in and wash out again and again - endless colouring fun!
REMEMBER: colour, wash, colour again!
When you’re ready to move on from your gift you might like to consider donating it to an organisation, charity, children’s hospital or shelter where someone else can enjoy colouring in and discovering! Alternatively, you can recycle it at your nearest textile recycling point.
Ways we love to use our eatsleepdoodle products!
Looking for some doodle inspiration? Here are some of our favourite ways that we like to use and get the most out of our eatsleepdoodle products!
Placemats to go
Our kids colour-in placemats to go are one of our most multipurpose products!
Designed to be the best grab-and-go gift and mess free colouring activity, each placemat comes complete in its own mini tote-bag making it the ideal travel companion.
We love our placemats as an activity to keep kids entertained whether at home, on trips out or when travelling. They’re great to keep little ones busy whilst they’re waiting for food and are also perfect for use outdoors for a picnic too!
Pencil cases and bags
Our pencil cases to colour in make for a great fun and creative activity at home and are the perfect back to school gift for kids! With a large, neoprene lined interior, these pencil cases are perfect for storing all your pens and stationery for school and is great to use at home for craft supplies or as an accessories pouch too.
We also love to use our colour-in pencil cases as a fun activity for parties! They make for great colour-in party bag gifts that each child can take home with them to colour, customise and use again and again! Who doesn’t love an educational, creative activity and party favour all in one?
Our colour-in kids backpacks and crossbody bags are also perfect as an activity both at home or whilst travelling and on the go! Our backpacks have lots of room for kids to carry anything they may need. Whether they’re off on an adventure, heading to school or packing an overnight bag for sleepovers!
If style is more their thing, our crossbody bags make the perfect accessory for kids to colour in and customise whilst also having plenty of room to carry their treasures!
We love to use our colour-in tablecloths as a fun activity for multiple children, or even the whole family! Our kids tablecloths make the perfect gift to spend time with the family whilst you colour in and learn together, make a great activity at mealtimes (the ideal size for a kids zone at the table!) or to have out at parties.
With four super fun (and educational!) designs to choose from, our tablecloths to colour in also make a great addition to any classroom and are a fantastic resource for homeschooling too – kids can gather around as they colour and learn about world flags, heroines of history, the world map, or nature and wildlife!
Did you know, our tablecloths make great wall hangings too? We also love to show off our doodles by pinning up our tablecloths onto the wall – our heroines of history and world flags designs include some handy fabric tabs for easy displaying!
Check out our Instagram to see how we’re using our world flags tablecloth to colour in our travels this year!
With designs to match every bedroom, what child doesn’t want to colour in and customise their bedding!
We love our colour-in pillowcases as a fun activity for sleepovers, or even just to customise at home! With lots of space and exciting designs, our colour your own pillowcases provide hours of entertainment for kids whilst they colour in and discover.
Want to keep your design around a bit longer? Leave the ink in place and it will last for as long as you like! Our pillowcases look great as a throw cushion or room decoration, too!
Our unique gift combination of education, sustainability, fun and reusability is hugely popular with parents, teachers and kids alike. And we hope these steps help you start your journey with eatsleepdoodle, and we hope that we’ve given some of you regular doodle buffs new inspiration for how to use your colour-in gifts!