Lately I have seen adult coloring books everywhere from the Dollar Tree to my doctors office...so recently I thought hmmm I must know more. I decided to research the benefits in adult coloring and I found the responses I received to be astronomical! I do not just think this is a phase, this will be around a long time from now. You may have some questions, "what can adult coloring do for me?" I promise to explain in this article. "This is just like kids coloring!" You have no idea how wrong that statement is.
According to the Huffington Post adult coloring has a de-stressing power, it generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates areas of the brain related to motor skills, the senses and creativity! There is a wide range of books and any of them will work for anyone, you just have to find the one you enjoy the most. My favorite BY FAR is Calm the F*ck Down, by Sasha O'Hara as pictured above. Throughout this article I will be showing the variety that's out there.
One of the first psychologists to apply coloring as a relaxation technique was Carl G. Jung in the early 20th century. He did this through Mandalas: circular designs with concentric shapes similar to the Gothic churches' rose windows. They have origin in India. A mandala book is shown above.
There are 7 known benefits to adult coloring.
Most people enjoy using colored pencils to color in these books, I have found that fine tip sharpies work sooo well also. Below is a list of some of my favorite coloring utensils for these adult coloring books.
These Sargent Art pencils work fine if you're looking for something more affordable. These Crayola Colored pencils work wonders while blending and shading however they can be a bit pricey.Other options are gel pens or regular crayons paint may even look good. Whatever feels right for you try it. This activity is guaranteed to bring you and your children closer together as well. Just do not allow them to get into your "Adult Books". Have fun and let me know what you think in the comments below!
xoxo dolls, manda