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Fanciful Sea Life Coloring Book and Stone Painting for Kids

In our house we love to craft. And the more colorful the better is my theory. Whether it be painting on rocks or coloring in an adult coloring book I love bold and bright colors. Maybe I get that from my love of the sunshine and all of the colors of nature it brings out. Either way I'm always on the lookout for ways for my daughter and I help express ourselves and through color.

Not too long ago we received a fun book called the Art of Stone Painting. However some of the ideas inside were a bit above our creativity level. The publishers must have gotten some of that type of feedback from others like us because the followed the title up with a really awesome book called Stone Painting for Kids. Now this is much more for our level of expertise. This book offers step-by-step instructions that are easy for any level of artist to follow. And it gives you lots of full color ideas including using rocks for fun games like tic-tac-toe! It even gave us tips on how to find the perfect rocks for painting. Now just to wait for the rain to stop so we can get out there are start exploring!

We also received a fun coloring book that's filled with all things sea life. I was really excited because that meant at least one lighthouse picture for me to color. I've always had a thing for lighthouses so anytime I find one in a coloring book I have to color it myself.

Stone Painting for Kids
This follow-up to the bestselling Art of Stone Painting offers a kid-friendly version of an engaging activity that helps promote creativity. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for simple projects, accompanied by full-color photographs. Her introduction explains how to find and choose stones, which kinds of materials and tools are safe for kids to use, how to set up a workspace, simple techniques, and other helpful tips.

A splendid variety of patterns begins with illustrations of basic shapes and designs for human figures and faces, animals, numbers and letters, and natural motifs—flowers, trees, and stars. Other activities include painting stones for games such as tic-tac-toe, chess, and dominoes. Kids will learn lettering techniques for writing names and words on pebbles and how to design holiday-themed decorations. They'll also discover how to assemble multiple stones for picture-making and story-telling.

Fanciful Sealife Coloring Book
This imaginative collection of 31 wondrous designs features a variety of stylized ocean creatures with highly detailed and decorative backgrounds. Images include schools of exotic fish, a sunken ship and treasure chest, a seashell castle, and such underwater dwellers as jellyfish, an octopus, sea turtles, striped angelfish, whales, and more. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Fanciful Sea Life and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

You can find these an other great titles on the Dover Publications website.

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