The best things in life are FREE!
Everybody loves a freebie (well, at least I do). So, in the spirit of giving, I’ve set up a Freebies page which I plan to add to over time. If you have a freebie idea, please leave a comment on the bottom of this page.
Remember the freebie golden rules:
- must be downloadable from the site
- requires minimal effort to grab your freebie (ie, it’s easy to print an A4 file, harder to print an A1 poster!)
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Freebie #26 (Feb-15) How to make an alien activity book for iPad
Full of fun activities such as:
- Slider (you know, the 16 piece square shaped puzzle that you need to slide around to un-jumble)
- Drag and drop – Make your very own alien from various alien body parts
- Sketchbook – colour in aliens
- Fun space facts about black holes (the inspiration behind the book)
- And much, much more…
Click here to download on iBooks
Freebie #25 (Nov-14) Christmas crackers with a splash of aliens
We love to make Christmas crackers for our family dinner. Nothing amuses me more than adults wearing silly paper crowns (must be the kid in me). We’ve been making them for three years now and I guess you could say it’s now part of our family Christmas tradition.
Why not make it part of your tradition too?
Download your very own alien Christmas cracker template now!
Freebie #24 (Oct-14) Doug Dung Beetle Activity sheets
The pictures speak for themselves. Click here to download the pack of three.
Freebie #23 (Jun-14) Never ending laughs with this perpetual folding card
I hope you like this freebie as much as I do. Someone showed me a ‘never ending folding card’ and I was instantly hooked. I had to find out how one simple card could reveal four views and then seamlessly repeat itself. Well, here’s your chance to see see this card in action. For something so tricky, it’s surprisingly easy to make.
So don’t wait, grab this never ending folding card freebie now and watch your friends response.
Freebie #22 (May-14) Portable social media bookmarks
Want to express yourself in the real world?
Now you can, with these quirky social media inspired bookmarks. Use them for study, work and play.
Grab this give away and let the world know what you think with these social media portable bookmark freebies. (Remember to print directly from the downloaded file, not from the web browser, as sizing may skew).
Freebie #21 (Feb-14) Office bingo
Bored at work?
Wondering why work has stopped being fun?
Put an end to it today and download our free Office Bingo Template. Fun for one or share with three other like minded work colleagues. Our freebie comes with suggested instructions and four different templates.
Freebie #20 (Dec-13) Christmas Crackers
Christmas 2013 is almost upon us (well, at least at the point of creating this)
Why not make some Christmas crackers to share with family and friends this festive season. It’s easy and fun.
For those who got involved with last year’s template (see below), you’ll be pleased to know I made a fees improvements to make it cheaper and easier to make this time round
Freebie #20 (Sept-13) Office door hanger
The ideal socially acceptable way of communicating with your office colleagues – the do not disturb office door hanger.
And don’t worry if you haven’t climbed the greasy ladder to a level where you obtain an office.
This hanger can readily be hung off the back of your chair for all other open plan dwellers to view.
Click here to download your very own Office Do Not Disturb Door Hanger, along with super friendly instructions
Freebie #19 (June-13) Let’s go fish game
The caretakers of the wishing well have a tough life. So many wishes, so little time to get around to other activities. Download this game and make the kids classic fishing game with magnets and paper clips and get fishing (not for our happy little caretakers, but rather the rubbish within their well).
Click to download The Wishing Well Game, along with instructions.
Freebie #18 (May-13) iPad Doug Dung Beetle Activity Book
Doug is back and is celebrating his first story book (Doug the Dung Beetle: The long roll home) by giving away an iPad multitouch activity book.
This only works on an iPad and you can access it by either opening the iBookstore and typing in ‘dung beetle’ (strangely, there are not many dung beetle books out there, hard to imagine why not).
Alternatively, if you are from one of the regions listed below, click the country to open iTunes and the book
Freebie #16 (Apr-13) Bookmarks
Another great freebie for all book worms.
Staring Doug the dung beetle and our loveable but cheeky evil pink aliens with purple spots and fluffy feathers.
Instructions are provided, but for best results print on photo paper 6 x 4 inches.
Freebie #15 (Mar-13) Just Outside the box 2013 calendar
This freebie is a rather belated 2013 calendar. but have no fear, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out for the remaining months of 2013. Featuring one of our new characters (the loveable dumb alien), you can have a bit of fun everyday with this calendar.
Print in colour, either as A4 or A3
Freebie #14 (Feb-13) Doug Dung Beetle Wall Clock
Yes, Doug Dung Beetle is back again (sorry, I just seem to love all things to do with dung – must be an increased tolerance to it after two golden retrievers and two kids).
This project is easier than you think. I’ve designed it to suit the IKEA Rusch clock, but if your country hasn’t been infiltrated by the Swedish giant yet, have no fear as with a bit of patience you can resize (by playing with print scaling) the face to suit another clock. Give it a go and send me a photo in its new home. I’d love to see it.
Click here, for your free Doug Dung Beetle wall clock template.
Freebie #13 (Jan-13) Doug Dung Beetle Chatterbox
Welcome to 2013 with our latest freebie.
We’re kicking the month off with our favourite beetle here at Just Outside the Box (that’s Doug). This simple to make chatterbox features our favourite Doug dung beetle cartoons from 2012.
Simply, click here for your free B&W Doug dung beetle chatterbox.
Then print, colour in and fold.
Can’t remember how to fold, well visit this WikiHow site or ask an 8 year old to help you out.
Freebie #12 (Dec-12) Doug Dung Beetle Christmas Crackers
This month we are celebrating Christmas and the launching of our new website, Doug the Dung Beetle.
What better way to enjoy Christmas dinner with some really cool home made crackers. Better still, they come with a great joke (oh, that would be my cartoons) and if you look really closely, you might just figure out what the Christmas pudding is made of.
This month’s freebie is a dot to dot drawing of the most loveable dung beetle ever – Doug.
Simply click, download, print and start counting to reveal Doug and his prized dung ball.
And don’t forget to colour in and then stick it on your fridge for all to enjoy as they hoe in for a feast of their own.
Why not print out these cartoons to cut and paste onto some plain paper bags.
You can use plain paper bags or as I did, white envelopes (makes sealing the bag easier too!)
Complete the wonder word to reveal Doug’s secret. Find our more fun facts about the dung beetle and help Doug find his way back via a spaghetti string to his favourite food. Then finish it off with some colouring in fun.
Print as A4 or larger for some puzzling fun for all.
(Hint: You can try black and white, but some of the differences are colour related)
This one is simple to grab.
Print as A4 or enlarge print as A3.
Then start wrapping
One for the party girl, the other for the party boy.
Simply print, fold, glue, cut and hang.
I may have broken freebie golden rule #2 (but only slightly). Irrespective, I think it’s worth the effort.
What do you think? Let me know how you go with the cookies.
This is really simple to make. All you need is a printer and white paper.
Make sure you print double sided and then cut down the middle to make two cards.
This is for both kids and adults.
If it makes you feel better as an adult, you could call it an anti stress toy for your office desk.
To celebrate our new Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/justoutsidetheboxcartoon, we’ve released another freebie. This time, it’s for the kids (or adults who need to entertain kids for 5 minutes so they can make a cup of coffee).
Click image to download.
Freebie #1 (Jan-12): Wall Black calendar or White calendar
To celebrate the launching of the Freebies page, it’s timely that the first freebie on offer is a 2012 wall calendar. Two colour choices – black or white.
It’s a modest first attempt at the freebie. Maybe later next year, I’ll go for a 12 month version (but that requires more planning and time. It’s almost 1 January 2012 !). In the mean time, make a suggestion!