When was the last time you sat down with a coloring book and a box of crayons? I’m guessing probably not since you were in elementary school. When I was a kid, I loved getting a new box of crayons (with the crayon sharpener built into the box!) as part of my annual school supplies. There’s something about a brand new box of crayons with perfectly formed tips all standing at attention in their box. There's so much potential for creating something amazing. Plus those colors are just so much fun!
I loved drawing and coloring as a kid. If I had a box of crayons or markers, I could get lost for hours coloring. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this activity. Many adults are rediscovering the joy of coloring and there are several coloring books geared toward adults with beautiful and intricate designs to color. I’ve also found plenty of coloring pages on Pinterest.
I printed out my coloring pages and sat down with my crayons, markers, and colored pencils and guess what? It was fun! Usually, I’m thinking about all the items on my to-do list. I’m worrying over things I don’t have any control over. I’m multitasking and doing at least three things at once. I found that with coloring, I wasn’t doing any of those things. I was focused on something and I was enjoying a simple task. It had a calming effect and it made me feel like a kid again.
I even smiled when I hung my artwork on the refrigerator.
Did you like coloring as a kid?
Would you try coloring as an adult?
Inspired by these pins on my Pinterest clipart board: