Mad Scientist Coloring Page
One of the best things about this crazy new line of activity is that your kids will have a wonderful time learning and having fun coloring with their own mad scientists. Unlike coloring books that are simply flat and boring pictures of things, these coloring pages actually help your child develop important hand-eye coordination skills while at the same time having a lot of fun! These are an excellent alternative to crayons and markers. Here are some tips on how to do this once and for all.
Once your child gets hold of their coloring book, go through it and remove everything that is not making them laugh. This means everything that might ruin their experience while they are colorizing. If you think there might be some color problems, then stop the activity and get someone else to check it out until the problem is resolved.
Once you've made sure that there is nothing in your child's color book that could cause any harm or color problems, go through each page one more time with your child. If you have more than one child, each color should go on their own page so they can see that they can't mix colors unless they have their trusted mad scientist to explain what mix they should use. For example, if the mad scientist is green, each page should have a different color from the last.
Make sure that your child is holding the coloring book tightly with both hands. There is nothing more distracting than a loose page that your kid is scrumbling around in. If you need to move around with your child, allow them to do so with one hand while passing the book to you with the other. This is especially important if you are coloring a mad scientist page that is shaped like a gadget.
The mad science portion of the coloring activity shouldn't be all that difficult. They should have plenty of room to experiment with and manipulate. For instance, if you put two peas together, they would probably stay together unless they are cut through a glass marble. Your child doesn't want to waste their time trying to put a lemon in a tomato or a potato in a banana.
One of the easiest ways for your child to enjoy making things with mad science is to let them use an old jar or bottle. These items don't cost much and you can get some great ideas for experiments out of them. If your child has trouble finding the top of the bottle or the base, perhaps they can get it colored so that they can make a fun shape. Your child will enjoy coloring all of the way through the bottle, just be sure that you cover it so that they can't spill it. You also want to add some small pieces of paper for them to play with.
When your child is done with their mad scientist coloring pages, you want to help them tidy up the room. You can give them one of the coloring books to keep their work, but you can also buy them some sticky white pieces of paper to color. This way, you know exactly where they finished off each page. This helps you to easily find their work as well when you need it. Be sure to take the sticky pieces with you when your child goes to the store to pick up the coloring books.
Since they are going to get so much enjoyment from making these mad scientist coloring pages, I would suggest getting the most vibrant colors possible. Your child may decide that red is too boring, so consider buying them green or blue. Make sure you take into consideration your child's age and any other special needs that they may have before choosing which color is best. Your kid will probably still love it even if you go with another choice! With a little bit of imagination, you can have a lot of fun coloring with your child on their very own mad scientist coloring page.