We all know that colorful toys and room decorations and pillows make a child’s room cheery and generally make our children happy.
My children spent some time the other day with a set of markers that are a solid tempera paint called Kwik Stix for an upcoming review. Actually, they would have played with these Thin Stix no matter what because they are just a ton of fun and my kids love color! (can you tell from the picture my daughter did?)
But why does color make our children so happy?
As adults, many of us gradually shift our color tastes to a more muted pallette. I, myself, went from patriotic red-white-and-blue colors when I was younger to preferring muted sages and blues and pale yellows.
And so we come back to the question of why do children love color?
There is a fascinating article on The Colour of Childhood that talks a lot about different aspects of color and children and how tastes do change.
Dynamic art may hold a clue…
Yayoi Kusama did a dynamic art installation where people added colored stickers to a blank room wherever they liked and over time the room filled with a color pattern created by the group.
There is a short youtube video (below) that shows the progression of the art piece. Perhaps if I watch it over and over, I will be able to suss out a pattern.
And now we get to my own children and their art…
They obviously love bright colors, too.
Why? I guess I still don’t know exactly why. But it is wonderful, isn’t it?
Do Your Children Love Color As Well? What Are Their Favorites and Are They Different From Your Own?
If you would like to see what other wonderful art homeschoolers made this week, hop over to the Virtual Refrigerator hosted by some friends from the Homeschool Review Crew!