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Five of the best: Adult colouring-in printables

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a pretty big fan of colouring-in. It used to be my favourite thing to do as a nanny, and now as a mama.

But now adult colouring-in is a thing. Well, it’s always been a thing, but now it’s not something we do in secret. There are colouring sheets made just for adults. It’s meant to calm you, relax you and make you less anxious. I like it.

Over on my Facebook a bunch of us are colouring in the ‘Today is going to be awesome’ sheets. So print one out, and share your masterpiece later in the week.

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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    I love it! I’m going to go out and get myself some tools and then I’m going to be all over these! Did you know there was an article about colouring in, in the Sydney Morning Herald? Colouring for grown ups, it’s totally a THING! (Sorry for shouting but I’m quite excited about it!)

    • Was Little Paper Lane in the article? I think maybe I saw it? xx

      • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

        Yes, that’s the one! x

  • We’re heading away for a five week camping trip in The Kimberleys and when I went to buy some books to take away with me, a couple of adult colouring books ended up in my cart – still don’t know how that happened.
    I’ve loved getting back into colouring lately. Its the only think I can find to quiet my mind!

    • I think they just magically jumped in there… πŸ˜›

  • ooooh love this!! Brings back memories of getting those colouring in packs on the plane when I was a little girl.

    • I didn’t fly as a kid, but I saw them on TV and so badly wanted one!

  • Thanks, they are really great! CanΒ΄t wait to fill them… πŸ™‚

  • I’ve printed this out I just need myself some fine tip markers! I can’t wait to get to it this weekend! And I am saving this for later x

  • Jacinta

    My husband used to make fun of me colouring in before we even had kids! I feel so less nerdy now it’s becoming popular! Just not enough time and too many little hands wanting to help these days!

    • I know. My kids keep trying to steal my sheet. I’m persisting though. I love doing it.

  • Squee!!! I just love adult coloring in <3 Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Thank you for these! Are you on Pinterest? You can find a ton there also.

  • Amber

    Been working hard on the Today one! Love it. Also, I have too many colored pens. Like scary many.

  • Yaay, love this!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!! πŸ™‚

  • Just printed #2 after seeing yours and jo’s versions on IG! Now, to choose which colors to use…arrrgh πŸ˜€

  • Tania McCartney

    These are so gorgeous. I’ve long been a fan of colouring-in for adults–it’s so meditative and has been proven to calm the brain’s rhythms and in fact, alter stress patterns in the brain proper. Highly recommend Johanna Basford’s amazing books–and also the adult dot-to-dot books by Thomas Pavitte. xx

  • Sonya

    I have MY own colors and markers that I don’t allow anyone else to use. I have a poster size coloring page I have worked on off and on for several years

  • These are brilliant! We recently bought the Secret Garden book. Awesome for some artistic illustrations, and not bad for a mid-week boredom buster!!!

  • wow this is fantastic! i love coloring! i love how this pages can be printed. Coloring helps me relax and be creative, this has been my way of having a me time. after a long hour of working. i have this book its great! You can also try it, it has many coloring pages that you can enjoy and have fun coloring..

  • I recently purchased an adult colouring book. My daughter loves to draw and colour; I often found myself on the floor shading in Mickey, Dora or Cookie Monster. It was relaxing … but strange given the preschool characters! So when I saw a book in my local art store, I decided to splurge and get myself one. Now I have to discourage my daughter from colouring! I want it to be MY book (selfish, I know!). I am going to print out these (especially the owl) for us girls to enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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  • starbate

    Thanks for this list of printable, Chantelle. I think I might need to set aside some time to each do the “today is going to be awesome” one each morning as a morning mantra!