Remember the good old days, when pulling out a coloring book and using markers, crayons, or colored pencils to bring life to your favorite pictures was the best way to spend an afternoon? Well, get ready, because the good old days are back! Recently, adult coloring books have been making a huge comeback. Major crafting and art supply companies have been marketing coloring books and coloring utensils to adults. Because who said only the kids get to color? 😉
Now is the time to relive the glory days and get back into coloring. Not only is it a fun activity, but recent studies have shown that adult coloring books are actually good for you. Taking time out of your day to spend coloring is actually a form of art therapy. It can be a great way to relax, refocus, and reflect on the day, while enjoying a calming and therapeutic activity. So not only will you be dedicating time to improve your coloring skills, you’ll also be taking time to improve your mental health. You can read more about some of the therapeutic benefits to coloring over at FaveCrafts!
Now that you’re aware of both the creative and health benefits of coloring books, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get started and the sooner the better. We’ve rounded up our favorite free coloring pages for adults, and we know you’re going to love them. From animals and houses to intricate designs, we’ve got something for everyone. So gather up your markers, your crayons, your colored pencils, and color your heart out!
Mandala Free Coloring Pages (shown)
Sources: Why adult coloring books are good for you from CNN.com