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Coloring Books for Adults and Older Kids
Coloring is Not Just for Kids!
Coloring books are a fun activity for children. Many kids like to color pictures of their favorite characters, animals and other scenes. However, many people do not realize that coloring, especially in adult coloring books, is a fun activity for adults too.
While adults can enjoy coloring in standard books, there is a growing market of coloring books designed with adults in mind. One of the major publishers of these books is Dover. There are many different designs of Dover coloring books that the adult coloring fan is sure to enjoy. A great benefit to the products offered by Dover is that they are very affordable as well as well-designed.
The Cat Coloring Book
This coloring book features many of the most popular breeds of cats from A to Z. Unlike other coloring books out there that feature felines, this cat coloring book does a great job of making the cats look realistic. Any cat lover, adult or child, is sure to enjoy coloring these great cat coloring pictures. I have to admit, I have colored this book myself more than once!
If cats aren't your thing (what?) Dover also makes a dog, bird and other animal books to scratch your coloring itch.
Medieval Tapestries Coloring Book
This Medieval coloring book has several different tapestries that are fun to color. Each of the pictures come with a bit of historical information, so you are learning about this period in history at the same time . This book is considered one of the more challenging adult coloring books that Dover offers and will fill many hours of fun-filled coloring time.
Paisley Designs Coloring Book
This coloring book features many artistically rendered paisley designs. Designs like this are very popular for adult coloring books, and really allow your creativity to shine through when you work on them.Whether you choose pastel shades, bolds or neons, you can make it your own.
Art Masterpieces to Color: 60 Great Paintings from Botticelli to Picasso
Art Masterpieces to Color is a large, thick coloring book that features some of the best-known pieces of art from history. Art coloring books allow you the chance to either duplicate the art in your best shades, or you can try your hand at changing history when you color these patterns using different colors. In reality, this is one of the best ways to learn about art--since you will see what makes the pieces actually come alive.
Celtic Design Coloring Book
If you love Celtic designs, you will probably enjoy coloring these great patterns. This book is chock full of exciting patterns to color. Like most of the Dover adult coloring books, this one has many small spaces to color, making it challenging, so children may feel daunted. However, older kids might enjoy the challenge.
Magnificent Mosaics Coloring Book
Magnificent Mosaics is just one of many geometric shape coloring books that Dover offers. The designs in this book are quite varied, so you do not feel like you are coloring the same design over and over again. The lines in this book are a bit thicker than some of the other adult coloring books, so this is perfect for older kids or those who have vision problems.
As you can see, there are many options out there for the adult who loves to color. Since many of these books have details and fine lines, you may want to choose a nice set of colored pencils or very fine tipped markers instead of trying to color with crayons. If you are fan of coloring like I am, maybe these coloring books will give you some inspiration.