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Coloring Books The New Adult Craze

Updated on February 23, 2016

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Adult Coloring Books Fad or Trend

There was a time when we associated coloring books to kids. It was a past time that many of us associate with out childhood. Yet, it turns out that more and more adults are taking up coloring as a hobby. Maybe it started to take off last year when one adult coloring book was featured on television as an As Seen on TV product. In any case this simple little childhood fun thing is now coming back into style as a past time.

I admit that I myself have started to get into coloring. There are many types of adult coloring books sold online. The illustrations in these can be quite breath taking and intricate. Let's just say not the simple basic stuff found in a kids coloring book. There are also many in which to chose from, so many in fact, that it could be hard to decide which ones to choose.

So, what makes coloring such a new trend? Perhaps it has to do with the fact that it's creative while at the same time being relaxing. There is something about sitting down and color a beautiful picture that can help someone release the tension of the day. I have found that it can also help in other ways. For example it can get our minds off things such as waiting in a waiting room or not wanting to snack between meals.

Years ago my mother liked to color, especially after she became so ills toward the end of her life. I guess it was a way to escape her illness along with doing something to occupy her mind. Yes, she only colored simple basic pictures because I wasn't aware at that time that adult coloring books existed since it wasn't such a craze at that time.

So, now the question is are adult coloring book a fad or is it a trend that will never go out of style? Well, coloring has been around for decades now. Add to this that fact that it's being discovered how therapeutic coloring can be for adults I venture to say that coloring could be a trend that will continue for years to come. Who would of thought that something that we did as kids would actually be something beneficial for our over all well being.

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    • HanLyn profile imageAUTHOR

      HanLyn 

      2 years ago from Phoenix

      Funny how you know some who find it stressful to color. To me and many others that I know of it's quite relaxing I think that is why it has become the new craze out there.

    • The Stages Of ME profile image

      The Stages Of ME 

      2 years ago

      I enjoy the new craze, in fact, I attending a girls night last week with coloring food fellowship and fun. I find it very relaxing, while some find it stressful, I found that interesting at our party. The diversity of reactions to the use of it as a stress reliever were varied. Have a wonderful day

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