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Why kids are attracted to the designs and color of their Party Hats?

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Small children are very imaginative and they can enjoy even the simplest things like cardboard boxes. A simple cardboard box, for instance, could already be imagined by a child as a tank or even a fortress. In like manner, small children tend to be creative with colors. They may not yet be able to create art masterpieces but colors and designs stimulate their brains. This is the main reason why colorful cartoon designs are commonly used in children’s birthday party hats.

ost kids have their own favorite cartoon characters, ranging from Disney characters to Marvel superheroes. However, what really makes the party hats attractive for children is the color design. A black and white or colorless drawing design for party hats will not only be bland but inappropriate for a children’s party.

The main reason why children are attracted to the designs and color of their party hats is that their imaginations are stimulated by these. Their brain is still developing that they are easily stimulated by colors and patterns. Children also have their favorite animated characters, which determine their preferences when it comes to party hat designs and colors.

Bright colors stimulate the young mind and each type of color or color combination has specific effects on the cognitive reaction of a child or even of an adult. For instance, the color red is considered as the most vibrant of all the basic colors. It is very easy to spot and immediately stands out among other colors. This color has the ability to stimulate the adrenal gland and the neurons. However, too much exposure to this color may make some children irritable and hyperactive.

Another primary color that has direct effect on the brain is the color yellow. This color has the ability to stimulate the brain to release a neurotransmitter chemical in the brain known as Serotonin. This chemical essentially causes good or happy mood. Several studies have proven that the color yellow enhances the ability to concentrate and it gives the nervous system a “ wake-up call”. However, too much exposure to the color yellow may result to fatigue.

Other colors that are attractive to children are more relaxing include green and blue. The color green is considered as the most relaxing color because our brain is hardwired by evolution to prefer this color as it is reminiscent of the safety of forest canopies, which are also sources of food of our ancient primate ancestors. On the other hand, the color blue is reminiscent of the sky and open seas. Blue skies and blue sea mean calm weather. All of these colors have instinctive significance to us as a species, particularly for young children.

The human brain is naturally programmed to see patterns and color subtleties. Formerly, the survival of individuals was directly dependent on this ability, especially in the wilderness. The skill is necessary from gathering food such as identifying which berries are poisonous to avoiding the danger or predators. This instinct is still present in us but it is more pronounced on children.