If you’re not aware that colouring in for adults has become a ‘thing’ you may have been living under a rock. Last week I went to choose a colouring book as a Christmas gift for someone, and I ended up in the shop for at least 30 minutes – there are so many to choose from! Today, I wanted to share 5 of my favourite colouring books with you (plus some extras I thought looked fun!).
First is The Cambridge Colouring Book which has been illustrated by Kath Lees. Full of bicycles, architecture and Fitzbillies buns to colour, it’s one that I will likely cherish for a long time. Available via Heffers book shop in Cambridge (sorry I couldn’t find it online).
Next up is Colour Me Calm. This one is A4 size and was priced at only £4 from The Works.I love the swirly patterns in this one. I use pencils from Scribblicious as I have found the colours to be quite rich.
This Labyrinth colouring book is still a firm favourite of mine. Local Etsy seller Anomaly Park is the talented creator behind this one.
I have stuck to gel pens for this colouring book as the designs are quite intricate and I’m too lazy to keep sharpening pencils! Plus it means I can go neon and glittery with the patterns too.
Next up is the Harry Potter Colouring Book! I got this for my birthday and it’s BRILLIANT. Is it OK to colour a pink Dobby? It has reference photos at the back of the book if you wanted to stick with the original colours, but I will rebel and make my own HP designs.
Lastly, my absolute favourite at the moment is the The Liberty Colouring Book. Full of their beautiful patterns and prints, you can stick to the original colours or create your own style. It is quite compact, so is a good one to take on travels or train journeys.
Some other colouring books that have caught my eye include:
Sizzix also have some free downloadable Christmas colouring papers available which you can get by clicking the image below.
Do you have any favourite colouring books you would like to share?