You can’t fail to have noticed that Adult Colouring Books have become a bit of a “thing” of late. I must admit that I rather scoffed at the idea at first. Who has time to sit down and colour in for goodness sake? However I’ve been somewhat won over after I sat colouring with Ben and Chloe one day at the dining table. Whilst we sat and coloured together we talked about their day, their colour choices and I modelled how to colour in neatly – to stay within the lines and to get an even coverage of colour. I realised that whilst I was unlikely to sit and colour in on my own of an evening, it would be quite nice to have something a little more challenging to colour in than a big grey elephant in a jungle scene!
For adults, colouring in can provide a real distraction from the stresses and strains of every day life whilst you focus on this creative outlet – for someone like me who can’t draw, colouring in is really quite satisfying. I won’t deny I’ve enjoyed a bit of colouring in for my classroom displays over the years!
Over the course of the summer holidays, colouring in has provided a calm and focused activity in our house on rainy days or just those times when we need to chill out a bit. I’m not a complete convert, you won’t find my sitting down with a colour book when the kids are in bed however I am really appreciating having my own colouring books to do alongside them.
The most recent additions to the Art Therapy range are “Aztecs and Mayas” & “Buddhism” – each hardback book available with an RRP of £12.99. Whilst spending over £10 on a colouring book may seem excessive in reality these are beautiful books of 100 really detailed images printed on high quality paper which is a pleasure to work on. When you consider how long this book will take you to complete I should think it is worth the investment. As an aside you may need to invest in something a bit more special that your children’s crayons – I have found that using your average colouring pencil doesn’t give the strength of colour I crave nor is it easy to maintain the really sharp point necessary for some of the really intricate patterns. (I believe Sharpie are great for this sort of thing)
If you’d like to jump on the adult colouring bandwagon (or perhaps you’re already riding it!) I’m pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win a pair of Art Therapy colouring books. There will be two winners for this giveaway so please do just complete the Rafflecopter options as per usual! I will check entries and disqualify any which have not been completed accurately so do take care! Good luck!
*Disclaimer – I was sent the colouring books free of charge for the purposes of writing this review however all thoughts and opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links*