Budget-Friendly Kids Projects Using Compatible Ink or Toner Cartridges

Do you balk every time your kids print out something that you know is unnecessary and unimportant and is wasting expensive ink or toner?  Most parents are often vigilant of what their kids print as printing can be a costly affair, especially if high-quality graphics or photos are printed in colour. However, that does not mean that parents have to be so overly cautious that kids don’t get to explore new activities and imaginative play through the thousands of printable projects they can find on the web or create themselves.

If you’re a parent looking for affordable printing at home, consider compatible ink or toner cartridges.

Here are some simple printable activities you can do with your kids that won’t suck up too much ink or toner and are budget-friendly and kid-friendly at the same time!

1. Printable Colouring Pages: Available for free online, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of colouring pages offered for download. You can pick from your child’s favourite cartoon characters, or print activities with a more educational spin like colouring alphabets, numbers, shapes and animals. Depending on your child’s age make sure your child is happy about the activities you choose to print, and involve them in the process. The last thing you want is all those print outs going to waste, if your child is uninterested in them.

2. Paper Dolls for Your Little Princess: This is a great activity for your little girl! Mostly all young girls love dolls, and now you can print out little doll shapes to cut out with paper clothes that they can mix and match. Although you can print in colour, a good idea to save on ink and toner would be to print in black and white and let your child colour the clothes herself. If you are going to print in colour, use “draft” mode to use considerably less toner or ink.

3. Create a Scrapbook: Joining in the activity is always a good idea when it comes to bonding with your kids. Maybe you just got back from an exciting March Break vacation – what better way to create a scrapbook full of fun memories on the weekend? Allow your kids to take the lead by choosing photos and suggesting the design of the book. With compatible ink and toner cartridges you can save quite a bit over using branded cartridges, if you print your photos at home.

Compatible cartridges can save you at least 30% OFF over the cost of buying branded ink and toner. This means you don’t have to worry about conserving ink and toner all the time, and can let your kids explore new activities and encourage their creative juices to flow.

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