My son has not been interested in coloring or art projects in general for a long time. While we were on vacation, he started coloring (out of boredom one time) and he seems to have found he enjoys it. But he only uses one color-red. He never switches the color to another, we've tried pointing out other colors to him and he wants red.
On the one hand, I don't really care if he's happy, but it does seem unusual. I had a lazy eye when I was young, and I had to color with a red crayon as part of my eye exercises. So it reminds me of that, and makes me wonder if something is going on that the red crayon seems to resolve?
He also does not color in the lines which drives DH nuts. We think he can do a better job of it than he does, but he refuses. This I don't care about. He also breaks the crayons in half and removes the paper, but I think this makes it easier for him to hold the crayon maybe (he has fine motor delays or did, they are no longer significant enough for OT).
Has anyone's child done this? I tend to think it's more of a compulsive thing than anything else and a pretty harmless one.