Images for older children may already contain small parts, complex narrative compositions with greater color palette. The outline is more subtle. These can be supplemented with coloring tasks. For example, to write the missing word, or paste a sticker, finish drawing, connect the dots.
Coloring appeared in the United States as part of the "democratization of art", inspired by a series of lectures by British artist Joshua Reynolds and the works of the Swiss educator Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi together with his student Friedrich Friedrick Frobel.