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. The themes of adult coloring books are usually intricate and centered more around adult images, not your childhood counterparts that included bunnies, super heroes, and farm animals. You would expect to see geometric patterns, psychedelic patterns reminiscent of doodle art type pages, fantasy images including angels, dragons, goddesses and mermaids, and ancient designs of religious and spiritual nature. Add all in the list of those, who are participating in the birthday party to make poster board sea creatures to hang as well; starfish, shells, octopus, crabs etc. Inside parties will hang streamers and curling ribbon from the ceiling and pictures on the walls and windows. Invite your guests in with a Sponge-Bob Square pants personalized birthday banner. Best of all of course are free pages that can be printed out at home any time you like. There is so much variety obtainable that as long as they have their pages and something to color with a child will never get bored. For many children, there is no greater gift they can give to Mom or Dad than a picture they coloured all by themselves. Inside or outside of the lines, any page coloured with love and happiness is a masterpiece.
Coloring printouts can also be obtained through libraries and bookstores specifically meant for kids. But why to spend money when they are available for free. You just need to spend over the crayons needed to color such pages. Children keep themselves engaged in an educational activity which proves to be a great learner for them. So what are you waiting for? It's the right time to get some free coloring printouts for your kids. Internet is a hub of free coloring printouts for kids. Parents or pre-school teachers can easily access a variety of such coloring pages. They can select the best ones for their kid after considering certain factors. Then they can take out prints using good quality printer. All you need is just a computer at your home. These days color by number printables come in a variety of artistic forms. You could choose among a number of cartoon characters and/or pets, cars and so on and so forth. If your son or daughter likes Lilo and Stitch, without doubts, you can find a lot of colour by number pages with the characters of that cartoon.