Have you joined the “adult coloring page” craze?
I love these things! (And not just because they are “trendy” or “in” right now.) I used to color in Precious Moments and Disney coloring books when I had free time as a teenager and I remember my dad picking on me for it. 😉
But I’ve always found coloring or doodling relaxing, and now that it’s popular, there are so many fun and challenge grown up coloring pages to choose from.
I saw a cartoon going around Facebook at Christmas, with a kid excitedly opening a laptop or ipad or something, and a mom opening up a coloring book she received, equally excited. It’s true isn’t it??
Actually, the girls and I did receive several for Christmas. 😉 See here:
We have another I picked up at the Dollar General and we also already had the Usborne book, Nature to Color. Now we have six! (And I have a few more on my wishlist. 😉 )
But maybe, like me, you’re not ready to spend money on a grown up coloring book for mom. Maybe you’d rather begin with some free printables, like we did. There are so many to choose from! Let me share a few of my favorites we have printed out, and a few new ones that I found. =)
Free Coloring Pages For Mom From “Easy Peasy Fun”
I find I really like to color animals, and some certain specific animals.. specifically. I guess I like foxes and owls more than I realized. =p
“Easy Peasy Fun” has pages and pages of free downloads but here are a handful that I like.
Birds & Giraffes – I really like birds, too, which is no surprise. And the giraffes are fun!
Forest Animals – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the foxes. (Check out this page I colored, on Instagram.)
Elephants – These elephants are fun, and feel exotic and elegant, instead of lumbering and clunky.
Peacock Coloring Page – I adore peacocks!
More Free “Coloring Pages for Mom” Collections
25 Free Adult Coloring Pages – Country Chic Cottage
11 Free Printable Coloring Pages – Nerdy Mamma
24 More Free Coloring Pages – Nerdy Mamma
Free Coloring Pages of Quotes
I like pages with quotes, sayings, or Bible verses, too. That’s one of the reasons I like my “Psalms to Color” coloring book. And why I have a few more Faith and Bible related coloring books on my wishlist. It’s hard to find good freebies with quotes I like and challenging enough designs, but these four are nice.
Lorax Quote (Pictured above.)
What About You?
Do you have some favorite coloring books for grown-ups? Any recommendations? (My wishlist always has plenty of room for more!)
Has this post inspired you? Are you ready to build your coloring book library? Check out these recommendations:
I’ve printed off a few pages but have only colored one. And that one I did twice because I didn’t like how the first one turned out. #perfectionist There is a coloring book of Bible verses. It’s “Inspiring Words” published by Zondervan. They offer the first few pages on scribd as a free download. The downside is that you get 6 pages, 3 of which are the book cover & title pages. BUT. In the printable, you can color those pages in! So it’s only three actual verses but 6 pages of coloring. I may buy the full book if… Read more »
You colored it twice – LOL! I love it. 😉
I haven’t seen the inspiring words coloring book, but I have three others on my wishlist. =)
Doctor Who– YES! It will be released in a few days, on the 23rd. I want one. 😉
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Yes, I have definitely joined the craze. What a way to relax and brush the stress away. A friend also gifted me Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest last Christmas. It’s so addicting. =D
– Ben Gill (Element Paints)