I grew up during the time of doodle art - remember those? You got a pack of felt markers and elaborate black line drawings on a number of themes. I would spend hours coloring these in! Little did I know then that coloring pages were a benefit to my well-being. If you are looking for the most affordable child activity in the world you have come to the right place. The activity that I am referring to is colouring. To be more specific I am talking about free online colouring pages. This is an activity that has always seemed to captivate children and allow them to use their creativity in a positive way. The net, activity booklets in dollar stores, family restaurants, or even sometimes at public libraries are sources of coloring pages, simple black and white drawings most commonly of cute cartoon characters. It is almost a universal truth that Disney characters are loved by children of all age. In fact these characters really inspire and entertain every kid. Cartoon characters create a whole new world in the minds of children. So when the next time your child is getting bored, you don't need to get worried because it's the best thing you provide your child with- Disney pictures to print and color. It not only brightens their day but also makes them emotionally satisfied. Characters like Mickey Mouse, the princess collection, Winnie the Pooh, Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid, Lion King and many more inspire kids of all ages.
Specific Occasion Coloring Sheets - you can also opt for the coloring pages, which specifically meant for an exclusive season. These sheets will open your child's mind and make him more informed, and that is what you desperately need. How I guessed, yes, no doubt. In case it is the time of Christmas, you can look for materials which are meant for this festival, and which will prove a great resource to teach your kids the things that are associated with the season. Coloring books for adults is an offspring of art therapy which is a mental health profession that is the process of making and creating artwork which intends to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem" (according to the American Art Therapy Association). So basically, it's similar to good old therapy. Also, art therapy is not only about mental health and improving yourself - it's a form of personal expression, as well. No matter what the theme or the picture, all a child - or the young at heart - needs is the page and something to color with. Pencils, crayons, markers, watercolor paints, chalk. There are coloring books made specially to be used with water-colors, that come with their own little set of paints and brush, and have thicker pages.