To my last breath I will attest that I was the one who brought back this ‘adult colouring-in’ trend.
As a primary school scripture teacher, I do a lot of colouring-in of simple black and white pictures to help bring them to life for the kids (links to Year 1/2 puzzles HERE, and Year 4/5 puzzles HERE). Despite the pictures being quite simple, I immediately felt relaxed; like I was transported back to the carefree days of my childhood, where the only thing we had to do for homework was to create a title page for our exercise books.
So I wasn’t surprised when adult colouring books became the new trend.
For those of you that are unaware, adult colouring books are much like regular colouring books, except they include intricate designs, like geometric patterns.
I had so far been avoiding them – not really seeing the appeal of spending time doing something to never be able to use again – but I caved in and bought these two the other day:
I saw the Harry Potter one first, and got the other one because I was interested to give it a go.
The designs were really well done and actually quite beautiful.
I decided to start with Harry. I think it was about $16 from Target.
As you can see, I haven’t fully finished it, but it is definitely cool. There are a LOT of pictures to colour-in, and it takes you through the whole movie series.
For about $10 in Coles grocery store, I got ‘New Idea: Around the World Colouring Book’.
The first design that caught my eye was Elvis!
Not only does this book have great colouring pages, but they also have really intricate dot-to-dot activities.
Unfortunately, I didn’t really like how it turned out. Maybe I didn’t do it properly, but it just seemed a bit weird (and yes, I know that is only half of it, but I am referring to the doubling-up of lines).
In keeping with this new colouring trend, I have started making my own, with film, TV, etc., designs. Check them out HERE.
Let me know in the comments section if you’ve done any adult colouring, and what you think of it!