Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Computer Tips Wednesday

Mimi Witcher, College Instructor, Teacher of the Year and co-founder of Computer School for Seniors will be sharing her user friendly computer tips on Wednesdays.

Computer Coloring with Your Grandkids

What could be better than coloring on the computer with a little person in your lap?
  (Actually this is fun even if you are sitting behind your computer alone!) 
We all love to color!


If you have windows, you have Microsoft Paint, a great place to color.
Go to the bottom left corner of your screen and left-click on the Start button. At the bottom of the menu that appears you will see All Programs. When you move your mouse over All Programs another menu will fly out where you will look for Accessories and click on that. On the Accessories menu click on Paint to open the program.
You can scan coloring book pages into your computer or get images from the Internet (go to and type Coloring Books in the search box…right click on the image you find and save it to your computer or copy it and paste it right into Paint).

If you want to use my parrot, just right-click on it and choose “Save Picture as” and save it to your computer. 


Then all you need is the Fill Bucket tool (from the toolbox on the left side of the screen)…


…and the Color Box (bottom of the screen):


Left-click on the color you want, and click in the figure to color it:


Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

 Moral – start coloring early and don’t quit!!

:) Mimi

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mimi....great info.