There’s no better way to bond with your kids than through art. Paint by Numbers gives you an opportunity to work on a project with your children.
It can help improve your child’s focus and get them to move away from all the technology that they’re becoming more dependent on.
Instead of playing video games or watching movies all the time, why not unplug from the world a bit and enjoy a quiet night painting.
Paint by numbers is easy to do. It’s wholesome fun that both you and your kids would enjoy.
What Is Paint by Numbers?
Paint by numbers involves painting a canvas that is divided into several areas. Each area would be assigned a number. And each number would represent a color.
The objective is to paint an area with the color assigned to it.
Most preschools use paint by numbers as an entry point to other forms of arts and crafts. It’s a great way to introduce kids to all the different colors.
Adult paint by number kits are way more complex. However, kits that are specifically designed for kids not as intimidating. There are also fewer colors to worry about so there’s no reason for them to be overwhelmed.
Paint by numbers for kids can dwell on friendly topics like pets, cartoon characters, scenery,
food, or everyday items.
If you want to learn more about this wonderful hobby, we encourage you to check out our article, What Is Paint by Numbers and Why You Should Try It.
Why Should Kids Do Painting by Numbers?
Painting by numbers is good for children especially those who are just developing their motor skills.
These are some of the reasons why you should encourage your kids to try painting by numbers.
Kids will become more mobile — You want to develop your kid’s hand muscles. This hobby promotes the use of fingers. In a way, the repetitive nature of painting by numbers allows them to move their hands more frequently. They won’t even notice that they’re exercising their hands because they’ll be having so much fun.
Kids will be more expressive — Coloring is an art. It’s no secret that kids express themselves through drawing and painting. Painting by numbers can enable your kids to communicate their emotions.
Kids will have improved hand-eye coordination — Painting by numbers is one of many activities that help with hand-eye coordination.
Kids will quiet down — If you want an activity that will stop kids from running around, this is it. We all want peace and quiet at certain points in the day. Instead of plopping your kids in front of the TV, why not give them a painting to work on instead?
Kids will bond with you — Try working on a painting with your kid. It’s a great way to spend more time with them.
Note: If you end up liking painting by numbers but find your kid’s canvass a bit too easy, you can do painting by numbers for adults. Read more about it on our post, Paint by Numbers for Adults: The Ultimate Guide.
Fun Paint by Number Tips for Kids
The best way to finish a project efficiently is by working on one color at a time. You should let your kids know that this is the best way to proceed. Otherwise, they might grow impatient and quit.
This will also mean that they’re less likely to wash their brushes which can be a mess if kids are left unsupervised.
It’s also a good idea to start with the darker colors first as it will give them a better idea of what the image is supposed to look like.
We have more tips in our article, How to Make Paint by Numbers Look Better.