Creative therapy – colouring in for grown ups

Colouring in has long been a favoured kids’ activity for quiet times and rainy days, but now it is no longer just the domain of the kids!

For my mother’s 66th birthday, she requested a colouring book. This request didn’t take me by surprise, as she has always been vocal about how colouring is therapeutic and, incredibly, there were occasions where I caught her colouring in maps and diagrams in my school books! Fortunately for my mum, and those of us who find colouring calming and meditative, there are now colouring books aimed specifically at grown-ups.

With a wide variety of exceptional details and patterns, these books are not to be left near your toddler and a box of crayons. The Creative Therapy Colouring Book is one example of how colouring in really can be an art form. A hardback book, you can find it at Book Depository.

colouring animal kingdom

In fact, Book Depository has eleven titles under the category ‘creative colouring for grown ups’, and even more in the ‘Colouring and Painting’ category, including Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom and a book of vintage patterns . Now there is no reason not to join your kids at the colouring table next time it rains!

Libby Smith

Libby Smith

Libby lives in Sydney with her husband, three children (plus one on the way) and dog. In a former life, she was a high school English and history teacher who loved going out for breakfast and spending holidays reading book after book. These days, Libby spends her time kid-wrangling, catching quiet moments with a coffee, trying to avoid taking the kids to the shops and, when time allows, getting lost in a good book or a spot of crochet.

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