The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of the First World War, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; the Irish War of Independence leading to the formation of the Irish Free State in the third series; the Teapot Dome scandal in the fourth series; and the British general election of 1923, and the Beer Hall Putsch in the fifth series. The sixth and final series introduces the rise of the working class during the interwar period and hints at the eventual decline of the British aristocracy.
No matter what the theme or the picture, all a child - or the young at heart - needs is the page and something to color with. Pencils, crayons, markers, watercolor paints, chalk. There are coloring books made specially to be used with water-colors, that come with their own little set of paints and brush, and have thicker pages. When you are planning to hold a Sponge-Bob birthday party, try to send the invitations around 2-3 weeks ahead of the party date. Order matching invitations or make your own. Cut a starfish or pineapple shapes from card stock paper. Instead of purchasing coloring books from art stores, simply use the internet to look for your child's favorite cartoon or any movie characters. You could try to look for categories, like Disney Characters, Princesses, Barbie or alphabets. The kind of coloring books that your child prefers. With such, there is an endless selection in which you could choose from.
First, Fairies are a very safe addiction! No kidding, once you see the wonderful fairy art that is on the internet, you could very well find yourself in love with creating the little creatures. When I was a little girl I was truly mad about Barbie, Royal Doulton Figurines, fairy tales and Coloring. Years later... and I mean quite a few years later, I have rolled all of these interests into fairy coloring and drawing. Well, coloring a fairy is a very important step towards being a fairy artist. There are so many false premises about becoming an artist. So many people believe that if they were not born drawing, that art is something they cannot take part in. I believe coloring is an excellent way to begin the process of becoming a fairy artist. There are also varying degrees of being an artist. There are so many benefits to getting involved in art, beyond just the outcome. Variety. Most websites have both online coloring books and printable coloring sheets. This offers a huge variety in coloring activities and images. The variety offered enables parents and educators to introduce new coloring projects on a daily basis. Some of the categories of coloring projects that you will find on online coloring sites are characters, animals, holidays and educational lessons. A great holiday activity would be to find a printable coloring sheet for the current holiday and have the children decorate it. With a fairy coloring sheet it is even more wondrous! Here is a beautifully formed ethereal creature with pretty or flowing hair, a great outfit, gorgeous wings, right in front of you, and now there are decisions to be made. Now your heart is beating rapidly, your mind cannot help but search for the creative idea, as you choose your first crayon, or pencil crayon, or paint color, or even digital paint color. So now you have a color for what part of the coloring page? For the hair, the clothes, or is it the wings? Older children may become bored with coloring and prefer to create their own images. This is a natural progression, and one parents should welcome. Nevertheless, coloring does have a place in child development and can become part of his or her daily routine. Some children may have difficulty expressing themselves; however, as they continue to be creative they will often start to open up more readily. Colouring is a great way to express themselves and their ideas, particularly if they have problems they do not know how to cope with. It is used to bring subconscious thoughts to the surface and help children to understand them. You might not realise it yet you are helping the environment as you do not need paper to draw and colour images.
There are educational dinosaur coloring pages to learn dinosaur facts or learn the alphabet. What color do you think a Triceratops was? What about Parasaurolophus? Paleontologists are still learning what color dinosaurs really were so you can make them whatever color you like! There are pages based on TV shows and movies like the very popular Dinosaur Train, Diego, Ice Age 3, Land Before Time and Dinosaur King. Do you want to color Buddy and Tiny? What about Diego and Maia the Maiasaura. And don't forget Littlefoot. Coloring books can also be used to help you teach children the creative way of making toys by their own hands, using only colored picture, scissors and glue. Oh and then when we got to our destination, the coloring pages were given as a gift to their Nan - so you can see how great this simple hobby is!