Most kids love to color. It’s a great way to amuse kids and have them play independently and quietly. However, did you realize that coloring for adults is becoming increasingly popular? Not only is it a fun activity (you know you want to try it!), it has mental benefits as well. Here’s why you could pick up those crayons again!Here's why you could pick up those crayons again! Click To Tweet
Coloring is a relaxing activity. It requires you to sit fairly still and focus on the project in front of you. Adult specific coloring books usually have more intricate designs so they require more attention to detail. Focusing on a color project takes you mind off your day to day stress. Many people say it frees up their brain to be creative and they finish their time coloring feeling more creative and refreshed.
Coloring requires both halves of your brain to work together. Using your whole brain is like working a muscle. Using it regularly means it will stay strong and nimble.
Since you probably last colored as a child, doing so now can take you back to a less stressful time in your life. Just the act of buying a coloring book and crayons will make you feel whimsical and happy. This is a great gift to give yourself or anyone in your life that could use a little de-stressing time.
Of course, if you have kids, you can all color together. Kids will love the engagement and you’ll love spending the time with them. You can even work together on a picture or have an “art show” when everyone is done with the masterpiece.
Skyhorse Publishing has a whole line of adult coloring books out. With themes such as madalas and paisleys, they are just complicated enough for the adult mind but easy enough for the beginner. You can find them on Amazon.
Keep your colored pencils organized with a mason jar and a Frog Lid Grid Organizer from Mason Jar Lifestyle. Available in both pink and white this organize goes onto the top of any regular sized Mason jar. Keep your pencils organized AND looking cute. This works for regular pens and pencils of course as well. Use a small Mason jar to organize smaller items like crayons.
C&T Publishing offers a series of adorable coloring books great for kids AND adults. My favorite is the Boho Designs book. It’s funky styles will inspire you to tap your inner artist (and hippy). The book is just $6.95 and has 18 designs to color in. The pages allow you to color with markers, pencils, even crayons. These are adorable and make great gifts for kids or treats for adults!
Need a little Happy? (who doesn’t?) Check out Color Yourself Happy. The coloring books is more than pages you color in. It’s an exercise in finding a little happy in every single day. The pages are fun and challenging, but won’t take you forever to color. They are awesome to color in and then put on the fridge, inside a planner or on the wall of your office. I give you permission to pretend your child colored them. This book is a power packed punch of happiness.
Are you ready to WIN a coloring book? Relax and Color is giving away TWO books to our readers! Enter below. Relax and Color is all about finding time for yourself, even in your crazy schedule. The book is filled with beautiful pictures to color, but also inspiring quotes. Each picture in this book is stunning and spectacular.