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The color world of a coloring

the Kid sits at a table, having slightly inclined a head, having put out a language tip, diligently drives a pencil on a sheet of paper with is black - white drawing. For certain almost each parent at such moment thawed from affection and ran in shop behind a new coloring and pencils, not especially at the same time thinking of requirements to these materials and about that why they in general are necessary. And whether they are necessary in general?

with confidence can answer with

the last question “Yes, are necessary!“ . And that is why.

a Variety of a coloring

Today the choice of a coloring is huge

. What will cause interest in the child? First of all, it is necessary to be guided by age and interests of the kid, and also compliance of the book chosen by you to certain requirements.

of the Colouring for kids from 1,5 to 3 years are large, simplified drawings which plot is well familiar to the child. It can be balls, leaves, balls, mushrooms and so forth. The child only learns to keep in this age correctly a pencil or a brush, it is difficult for it to paint, remaining in drawing borders therefore a contour of such coloring wide, reaching 4 mm.


For the least artists will be suitable a water coloring - at hit of moisture on paper (notice, not important, what way - by means of a brush, a special felt-tip pen or just fingers) is black - white drawing becomes color.

the Velvet coloring - against a dark background from a velvet is “glades“ from usual paper of white color which and should be painted. Very conveniently for kids as there is an accurate contour which is not allowing the drawing “creep away“.

Can be made

independently a reusable coloring. For this purpose it is necessary a leaf with planimetric drawing just to laminate and stock up with the washing-away felt-tip pens. The child will be able to paint over such picture again and again, periodically erasing the experiences by a damp sponge. Thus it will satisfy the interest in the same picture, at the same time every time will turn out absolutely new drawing!

Children are more senior than

(3 - 5 years) , as a rule, have rather wide experience of the address with pencils therefore also it is more difficult than a coloring for them - the machine, planes, trains, people, at home... Drawing has to be clear to the child, on it there can be not only large details, but also small, lines of a contour become thinner (1 - 2 mm). It is good when around the drawing there is an empty seat where the child can finish drawing something from himself. There can be also drawings where the contour or its some part are drawn not with the continuous line, and are noted by points. Or drawing is divided into the numbered pieces where each figure is meant as the color.

of the Colouring with tasks - the excellent training material for children of this age group. On pages of such books it is offered not only to paint to the kid the picture, but also to perform this or that task: to answer a question, to count quantity of identical details of drawing, to find differences on similar pictures, to finish drawing the image most, having consistently connected the line of a point, to find identical details in different drawings, etc.

Popularity books - a coloring with stickers - besides pictures which need to be painted enjoy

, they contains sheets with stickers with which it is necessary to add missing part of drawing.

Children of 6 - 7 years are also more senior than

easily will cope with drawing of any complexity: the more difficult and more details - the more interestingly. Except a classical coloring, the child can offer a coloring according to numbers. Sets of pencils or paints are usually applied to such books (acrylic or water color). In this coloring of the field, led round by a contour, are numbered. Numbers of fields correspond to numbers of paints or pencils. Double numbers designate a shade which turns out when mixing primary colors. As a result the bright picture turns out.

What else can please with
young artists?

the Arithmetic coloring - for children of younger school age who are already able to consider. At first it is necessary to solve an example, a certain color with which it is necessary to fill drawing is appropriated to each digital combination. If all tasks are solved truly, then as a result at the child correctly painted over object will turn out.

Reusable coloring. Perhaps, it is not absolutely a coloring - there not many pictures which need to be painted, but it is a lot of tasks. On pages of such coloring the child will be able repeatedly to write and draw a felt-tip pen. Thanks to special characteristics of paper drawing can be erased a damp sponge.

Plaster bas-relief. At first cast a plaster mold (as a rule, it is a framework for photos, magnets or New Year`s toys), and then paint it with gouache or acrylic paints. The finished product needs to be covered with a protective varnish.

Interesting occupation - a picture coloring on glass. The ready contour which needs to be painted with special paints enters a set. Through a small period they turn into a transparent film. The self-made sticker received thus can be placed on any smooth surface (glass, a mirror or a tile). Such stained-glass windows can be removed at any time, without having damaged at the same time a surface.

the Wooden coloring - the board with a contour which is painted with the applied paints enters a set.

Quite recently one more type of a coloring which embodies dreams of boys and girls of many generations of drawing on walls was available for sale - wall-paper which it is possible are let out and it is necessary to paint. Graphic drawing of this wall-paper is good also in itself, but all these amusing mugs and want to be decked bright paints. Such coloring in all wall will not be resisted by neither the child, nor the adult.

What we will paint



Felt-tip pens - perhaps, most “distressful“ of all drawing accessories. And all because enjoy special love at younger generation. As any production for children`s creativity they have to be high quality: to have the attractive appearance, convenient, it is desirable the ergonomic case, the qualitative writing knot (that it did not fail and did not publish a gnash at contact with paper). It is better if it I am flavourless.“ By miracle“ in the opinion of the child “magic“ felt-tip pens from which trace changes color under the influence of the special absorber of ink which is contained, as a rule, in a “white“ felt-tip pen look. Qualitative and safe felt-tip pens do not dry long enough even if the imagination will come to leave to the child them without cap.“ Refueling“ many felt-tip pens can be made water. Felt-tip pens are of special interest for a hobby. Many of them are intended for works on various surfaces: to fabric, tree, plastic and glass. A trace from such felt-tip pens, as well as it is necessary to resistant paints, it is practically not washed away.

Colored pencils. The basis of traditional pencils is done of various breeds of wood (the Siberian and Californian cedars, a birch, a linden, a pine and other). They provide long service life. In recent years began to produce models with the plastic case. Such easy pencils were very much fallen in love to children as well bend, them it is possible to play. In case of breakage acute angles are not formed.


Of what made the pencil case, its slate pencil has to be made with application of children of the pigments, safe for health, giving bright saturated colors. The good pencil has to be sharpened easily, and its slate pencil should not crumble and break.

wax pencils which are very good for drawing by small children belong To the same group of goods. They are rather thick, and it is heavy to break them (though it is possible to gnaw). At their production the vegetable basis is used. These pencils quite soft, young artists will almost not need pressing for the accurate and bright line. Besides they do not leave spots, do not stick to hands, do not crumble.

the Design of pencils differs in a big variety. At the case there can be special anti-sliding rubber “pimples“, various drawings representing heroes of favourite fairy tales and animated films. It is possible to find fluorescent and nacreous pencils in shops.

the Case of a pencil can be many-sided, round, triangular. To absolutely small children it is more preferable triangular as handles still small, not such dexterous and to hold a round or many-sided pencil not easy. Besides sides can rub a gentle finger of the kid.

it is not necessary to Save

on quality of pencils and felt-tip pens. Otherwise the child only will also sharpen a slate pencil or to be nervous from - for what the felt-tip pen does not write. As a result the child in general will lose interest in a coloring, and low-quality wood or plastic, harmful dyes as a part of a core will force to remember the known saying - “penny-wise and pound-foolish“.