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Pencil By Number: Beach Scenes Boxed Set

Manufacturer: Dimensions
Sale Price: $9.95
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Product ID : 7041
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The Pencil Works Beach Scenes is a pencil by number art set. It is a relaxing, stimulating, fun activity which takes concentration, dexterity and fine finger control. Skills that require attention by both children, and older adults!

Besides being fun and beneficial, it is easy to do...just choose the pencil that corresponds to the color number, and start coloring.

The set includes: one pencil sharpener, four printed 9-x-12 inch coloring boards, four numbered coloring charts, and twenty-four colored pencils. Unlike the old Venus Paradise sets, the numbers are not printed on the picture you color. So, you can complete your pictures without having to be concerned that the pre-printed numbers will show through if you choose to color an area with a light touch.

We would like to share our pencil by number story. My wife and I are a few years apart in age. We grew up in different places, and had a different type of family life from one another. As a child she played with toys associated with girls such as dolls, and I played with toys often associated with boys such as trucks.

Even though we were very different, the one activity we both liked was coloring, (as do most children), and for both of us, one of our favorite childhood activities was coloring with a Venus Paradise Coloring set.

Venus Paradise Coloring sets let you color fantastic pictures with colored pencils. Each pencil was numbered, as were the pictures that came with the sets. You knew where to color red, yellow, black, etc., because you simply followed the numbered guidelines printed on the coloring card. Eventually, you had a colorful masterpiece, which made you beam with pride and joy. It was a great little kit that could turn anyone into an artist.

Not only did we love it, and our parents loved it too because there was no paint, no clean up, no mess!

Venus Paradise sets were a popular item when we were children, and all of our friends loved them too. Everyone we both knew had Venus Paradise Coloring sets. In fact, if you are forty, or maybe fifty years old or older, you probably had a Venus Paradise set of your own. If you are under forty, you probably never heard of it...which is a shame because it was such a fun activity.

Anyway, when this company, Live And Learn, was started back in 1988, one of the first products we wanted to sell was Venus Paradise Coloring sets. Unfortunately, they were no longer being manufactured.

Year after year we would go to the International Toy Fair (that is the toy industry's trade show) looking for the return of the Venus Paradise Coloring set. And year after year we came back home disappointed, that is until 2008.

In 2008 we finally found a company that makes a pencil by numbers art set. And that dear folks, is what we are featuring on this page...Pencil Works!

Pencil Works is the modern day version of the classic Venus Paradise coloring sets of years gone by. It is the perfect introduction to art and drawing for children.

But guess what, it is also great for older adults, that's why we are offering sets that appeal to adults as well as children. This Beach Scenes set has a special appeal for adult artists.

The manufacturer states it is for ages 8 to adult, but we believe that children as young as 6 or 7 may be able to complete the pictures with adult supervision.

Made in Taiwan.