When I was little, one of my most prized possessions was a big box of crayons. I remember how I longed for a BIG box with all those extra special colors! I loved my little boxes of crayons, but the BIG box was just sooo amazing! All those wonderful sounding colors to use…salmon, outrageous orange, wild strawberry. I was sure my picture would be awesome if I was using red violet or periwinkle.
And it came with a CRAYON SHARPENER on the back of the box!!
(Save your old crayons and any crayon shavings for another special project! But that’s for another day! Stay tuned!)
In some ways, I think coloring is not as popular as it once was but in other ways it seems more popular than ever! We spend a lot of time on “screen time” these days, but even many adults have gone back to coloring as a way of relaxing. Coloring is so good for us! One reason is that its time AWAY from the screen which we all need! Motor skills can be improved for children through coloring and it also can slow the loss of motor skills in adults. It’s a creative outlet, helps us to relax, is inexpensive and provides us with good self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment. Not bad for a box of crayons and a coloring book, eh?
There are SO many types of coloring books, for both children and adults! Just walk into any book store and you’ll be amazed at what you see! Books of every size and almost any theme you can imagine are available. I really enjoy the color by number books myself. Some for kids…
And some for adults.
Here’s one I’m currently working on. I like that I can’t tell what the picture is before I start on it. 🙂
You can color on mugs, bags, books, clothing…the list goes on! I even found a book of postcards to color and mail to that special someone you’re thinking of.
And, as I’m sure you know, there are many, many products you can color WITH such as crayons, markers, gel pens, colored pencils, twistables, etc.
Coloring is still great for kids AND for adults so if you haven’t colored anything lately, give it a whirl! You’ll be glad you did! 🙂