Whether you are buying a commercially packaged one or putting together your own coloring crafts for kids, there is nothing more entertaining and blissfully battery free. Back in the old days, kids did not spend all of their time stuck to some blinking, babbling battery destroying toy that cost some outrageous price and barely lasted long enough to pay for itself. They played with other kinds of toys or they did things that required a little thing called imagination. How far removed from the world is that these days? If you give them a piece of paper and a crayon, they will be completely at a loss for what to do with them!
But there are plenty of kids who can amuse themselves for hours creating pictures, murals and other items that are destined for the refrigerator door. Free craft items are as close to your computer with several different sites offering coloring pages for them to color. All you have to do is choose the right ones and print them out. In addition to pictures, they can even find greeting cards to color and send to their relatives and projects that range from very simple to rather complex. There are often pages with their favorite cartoon characters and there are always pages with the various holidays as well.
If you have children who live with you or come to visit frequently, you can put together your own coloring craft box with just a few simple items from the store and items that you can gather from your own house. For instance, you can keep the pages from the junk mail to color on as well as pages of printer paper that are too crinkled to go through your printer without jamming. Add other items like crayons, safety scissors, washable markers and washable glue, feathers, beads and anything else that you think the kids might like to create with.
If you do not want to have a fridge wallpapered with art, buy a special frame and agree to hang one special picture while you store the others in a special box. Always have them sign their art work with their name and their age at the time so that they can look back and see how creative they were at this age or that age. You might even want to sit down and do a few projects because coloring crafts for kids are not always just for the kids.