That goes to show that the images on the books should be simple to relate with and identify. In addition, stick to books that have easy coloring pages, which have well-spaced images for sample coloring and ensure you have enough crayon and coloring pencils to for all. You can have two kids on a book each taking a turn to color an image. It is a great way of teaching them the values of sharing. As she is leaving, her final request is often for me to print a few more pages for her to take home or even a large batch so she can share with her friends when they visit. Of course, as always I am too happy to oblige. Especially as it's so cheap to print them out. Few things are so cheap but can still make a child so happy these days. For young digital artists, online dino paint programs where you can paint prehistoric scenes are fantastic fun. Create a picture from the Jurassic era! This is a great activity for kids. It seems that Batmans popularity will never stop. With several recent high quality and respected movies he really appeals to males of all ages. He's a great subject for dads to sit and work on with their sons. Every generation knows the hero and can talk about him. Here's a tip, why not ask your child to make up a story about what is happening in the picture, maybe just before or after the scene that is shown. Or why not ask your child to add in extra characters or even the batmobile. Don't feel you are done once the character is colored in, why not use it as a starting point for elaboration?
Believe it or not, there is now a way for children to create their very own iron-on transfers with some new technology that has been developed. The Magic Color Page is transfer paper that has been specially developed for kids. They can draw on this transfer paper just as if they were creating their own picture in a coloring book. The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Paint Book" was published in 1879. Crayola introduced the crayon in 1903. And the average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Between parents and schools, roughly 2.5 billion crayons are purchased each year. However, it is important to understand that using a coloring book for adults is not exactly the same as completing an art therapy session. While art therapy was first practiced in the 1940s, the first research on using adult coloring pages as therapy is generally believed to have only begun as recently the mid-90s.