Best Amazon Adult Coloring Books
I’ve got a new hobby and it’s stress reduction through coloring! I’m HOOKED! So, I’m going to share my journey and experience by sharing the Best Amazon Adult Coloring Books! I love Amazon because I have Amazon Prime, and for most products, Shipping is FREE! This saves me TIME and GAS! It also saves me searching relentlessly at store after store, when they don’t carry these wonderful stress-busters! I heard Walmart carries them, but after my trip to Ohio, I found the Walmart close to my mom does NOT carry them. So, I headed to my faithful AMAZON, and found exactly what I was looking for without having to travel all over Columbus Ohio. My books were delivered so fast, they were waiting on me in a nice box when I got home from my trip!
Why Do Adults Color?
Why do adults color? Coloring helps with SO many things! I find it relaxing and soothing. Coloring helps me feel free, and brings me back to a simpler time in my life.
- Help adults combat stress
- Increases creativity
- Help to maintain motor skills
- Colors represent inner feelings on a subconsious level
- It’s FUN!
So, when I think of why do adults color, I am reminded of an easy way to express creativity and reduce stress! I’m all about self-care and reducing stress!
- Markers (Nonalcohol based, you don’t want the color seeping through. Make sure you buy markers specifically for this type of project)
- Gel Pens
- Colored Pencils
- Coloring Books
I know you are wondering if there is a difference in books, and what I recommend. I’ve divided Amazon Adult Coloring Books into a few categories.
Where Can I find Adult Coloring Books?
As I began to look for quality adult coloring books, I realized I was spinning my wheels looking places to no avail. I had seen some nice ones at places like AC Moore. I didn’t live near one, though. Someone had told me you could get them at some Walmart’s. I didn’t find any where I live. I got tired of wasting gas, and only hoping to find what I was looking for. Even though I love to buy local, I decided to go where I knew I could find what I wanted. So, that’s why I decided to buy from Amazon. I have a prime account, and I got them so fast my head was spinning!
Beginner Adult Coloring Books
I purchased several amazon adult coloring books. I’ll start with a beginner adult coloring books collection.
This is a nice and easy book. It’s pages are simple, just like the Title of the Book: Simple Designs. A Laid Back Coloring Book!
Find a coloring book for a subject you are interested in. My simple one was Patchwork Quilt Designs by Creative Haven. My grandmother used to quilt. I have several of them. I’ve created small wall hanging quilts, so these coloring books about quilts. are especially interesting to me!
Advanced Adult Coloring Books
Here is where it gets FUN!!! I ordered SEVERAL Advanced Adult Coloring Books. I’m jumping in! I LOVE the intricate design of these books. You don’t have to start with the Beginner Adult Coloring Books. I LOVE the look of Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford! I have BOTH of them! And I can’t wait to get started! I’ve already colored some of the patchwork quilt designs. I’ll share those pics further down this article!
Combined, these Amazon Adult Coloring Books have over 2000 ratings, and they are 5 star or close to 5 stars. They are intricate but beautiful!
I’ve got one more on my list that is a MUST HAVE if you like positive sayings, and affirmations! It’s called Creative Coloring Inspirations by Design Originals.
This book is simple AND elegant! I LOVE this one! It’s got colorful ideas in the front pages, and coloring tips! This was definitely a PLUS for this book!
Adult Coloring Pencils
The next important purchase is a good set of adult coloring pencils. There are several brands out there, but I’ve settled on coloring pencils from two different companies. PrismaColor and Faber Castell. What I’ve found personally is that I LOVE the Faber-Castell Metallic Colored Pencils, and the Faber-Castell Art Grip Colored Pencils. To be honest, I’ve heard so much about the Faber-Castell PolyChromos, so I ordered a set of those. For the price, I preferred a larger set of PrismaColor Premier Colored Pencils. You can get a much larger set for the price of the PrismaColor compared to the Faber-Castell and I was just as satisfied with the results. And you WANT to purchase the largest set your budget will allow, so you can have the different shades of the same color.
I have both of these sets personally, and LOVE them:
These are the colored pencils I use a lot of! So far I have not seen anyone beat the prices here! I paid WAY too much for my pencils when I bought them at Michaels EVEN with a coupon.
So, I’ve been coloring a few days now. I can tell you it’s TRULY relaxing and promotes stress reduction and has increased my creativity. Oh, did I tell you I’m scrapbooking again? Yes. Everything I’m doing now, not only reduces my stress, but I’m finding my creativity is ROCKETING!!!
AH!!! What a RELAXING Hobby!