Now I am too old to watch Spiderman cartoons on my own, which is why it is great that I can do so with my son! He's a great excuse for me to sit and relive my youth! 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. 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.
Of course it takes a little bit of creativity to get the coloring page activity to be fun. For example if there is a festival just round the corner then get your kid all the coloring pages related to the festival. That way he or she can lean about all the festivals. Make sure to make this fun and interesting by inviting other friends of his age group to your home and have a nice contest among them. Better still tell them to create images of the festival activities and let them exchanges those drawing sheets with each other for coloring. With a fairy coloring sheet it is even more wondrous! Here is a beautifully formed ethereal creature with pretty or flowing hair, a great outfit, gorgeous wings, right in front of you, and now there are decisions to be made. Now your heart is beating rapidly, your mind cannot help but search for the creative idea, as you choose your first crayon, or pencil crayon, or paint color, or even digital paint color. So now you have a color for what part of the coloring page? For the hair, the clothes, or is it the wings? To expand those intellectual capabilities and help the brain grow coloring pages are a very good form of intellectual exercise. Arts and soccer can combine, now that there so many sites in the internet that can provide you soccer drawings. You can find your favorite character in the internet. For example your favorite soccer players, soccer team, cartoon characters, soccer signs or symbols, flags and logos. And parents download some of their child's favorite soccer characters or icons in white background and in black ink. Then their children put some colors on it. Kids are excitingly put some colors on it specially those kids who love soccer.
You can seriously find some pretty cool SpongeBob coloring pages by simply typing that phrase into a search box and following the links wherever they happen to lead. Do you realize that you can actually make your SpongeBob Squarepants coloring book by saving and printing out SpongeBob printable coloring pages? Can you imagine the sheer delight on their faces when they watch you printing out those coloring pages? This is something that you can actually turn into a craft project with your kids if you really want to. Imagine the delight and excitement that the kids will feel when they are helping you to put together their coloring books. Once they are done, we often grab our child safe scissors and cut out the figures on the pages. From there we have the choice of putting them up around the house or adding them into a scrapbook. Trust me once they start scrapbooking these, you will end up with loads of books full of pictures which you will treasure more and more as they grow up. I intend to try and embarrass my kids with these on their future wedding days! And like all uncles, I am pretty much happy to do whatever makes her happy. So we surf the web and print out whichever Princess Coloring Pages she wants to work on that day. There are many uses for printable coloring pages. Whether you are at home or in the classroom, printable coloring pages can certainly fill a need. Some are quite detailed and can be used along with a lesson plan, while others are simple coloring sheets with your child's favorite characters.