The thing that I love most about colouring pages is that it allows me the opportunity to share a small aspect of my past with my children. Although they find it comical that some of the coloring page characters such as the care bears, tinkerbell, and strawberry shortcake were around when I was a child. First, Fairies are a very safe addiction! No kidding, once you see the wonderful fairy art that is on the internet, you could very well find yourself in love with creating the little creatures. When I was a little girl I was truly mad about Barbie, Royal Doulton Figurines, fairy tales and Coloring. Years later... and I mean quite a few years later, I have rolled all of these interests into fairy coloring and drawing. Well, coloring a fairy is a very important step towards being a fairy artist. There are so many false premises about becoming an artist. So many people believe that if they were not born drawing, that art is something they cannot take part in. I believe coloring is an excellent way to begin the process of becoming a fairy artist. There are also varying degrees of being an artist. There are so many benefits to getting involved in art, beyond just the outcome. Variety. Most websites have both online coloring books and printable coloring sheets. This offers a huge variety in coloring activities and images. The variety offered enables parents and educators to introduce new coloring projects on a daily basis. Some of the categories of coloring projects that you will find on online coloring sites are characters, animals, holidays and educational lessons. A great holiday activity would be to find a printable coloring sheet for the current holiday and have the children decorate it. If you haven't experienced Handy Manny yet then I can recommend you do so! First launched by Disney in 2006, this helpful handyman is a great role model for kids of all ages. As a parent I find it refreshing to have a positive character for my young boys to watch. Like all Disney programs for children there is no violence but what I enjoy the most is the fact Manny doesn't use computers. It is good to see a show that teaches the benefits of gaining real world skills and the rewards of having a trade.
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. This cute felines real actual name is Kitty White, which is something only the most enthusiastic fans know. Most fans don't even realise that she is a twin with a sister is called Mimmy. You can only tell them apart by the color and placement of their bows. Kittys is red and sits on the left hand side of her head. Mimmy likes a yellow bow and shows hers on her right. Kitty resides in London, despite being a far eastern invention. Her house is a little white house with a red roof and she lives with both her parents. She attends classes where she can see her best friend, a small mouse named Joey. The company that made her is called Sanrio and although they have made over 400 characters it is only Hello kitty that has really made any success. This is even more incredible when you realise that Kitty has no mouth whatsoever! It is believed she does not need one as she speaks with her heart. Coloring pages not only enhance concentration skills, eye-hand coordination, color coordination and various other essential skills, they also give you some time to relax with your child. Moreover, coloring papers are so enjoyable and learning that parents give feedback of increased concentration among their children, better coordination of colors etc.