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. Actually, kids of all ages enjoy designing their very own image that is ironed onto a t-shirt, pillow, jacket or whatever cloth works with regular iron-on transfers. In fact, using the Magic Color Page is ideal for creating 'one of a kind' gifts for family and friends. Coloring Away Your Stress and Anxiety:Rather than a fad, the surge in interest for adult coloring is more like a realization of how beneficial and enjoyable this hobby can be for adults across the board. For years, researchers have uncovered the benefits of art related enterprises as they relate to therapy for distressed and anxious individuals. Similarly, and more related to the stressed and overworked individual today, coloring an intricate design or an inspirational message can act as a soothing and therapeutic release for the individual partaking in the activity.
These pages are the best way to develop the hand eye co-ordination. Holding the color pencil and coloring within the line also involves development of motor co-ordination. It adds to the dexterity of the fingers, improves the concentration too. Such activities being interesting urges the child to complete before involving in a new task, which is good for improving concentration. Creativity with better learning is best achieved by coloring. Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages. People are making the adult coloring books bestsellers on Amazon! At the time of this writing, eight of the top twenty books on the bestsellers list, are coloring books for adults. There must be something behind this recent growth in interest.