Coloring books are not just for kids anymore. Many grown-ups have been caught up in trend of adult coloring books. Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by WPIX-11 in New York City to show off some of our favorite coloring books, art supplies, coloring apps, and more.
Colorfy: Coloring for Adults (Fun Games For Free)
• Coloring therapy for adults is not available on mobile phones.
• The secret against anxiety is now Colorfy, a free coloring app.
• Let the colors fill your mind in a relaxing painting experience as time flies by and problems fade away.
• It’s easy; simply tap to paint an pinch to zoom.
• Color beautiful florals, animals, mandalas, and more.
• MSRP: Free in the app store
• Crayola presents four adult coloring books, each with a different theme and detailed line art from featured Hallmark artists.
• Each book includes 80 unique pages (8” x 10”) which are perforated for framing.
• The titles include: Folk Art Escapes, featuring work from Hallmark artist Flora Chang, Whimsical Escapes, featuring work from Hallmark artist Terry Runyan, Patterned Escapes, featuring work from various Hallmark artists, and Elegant Escapes, featuring work from various Hallmark artists.
• Product can be found at Target and Toys R Us.
• New formats, including a travel coloring portfolio (perfect for the commuter), will be available in August.
• MSRP: 9.99
Crayola Color Escapes Premium Adult Coloring Kits (Crayola)
• Each kit features over-sized coloring pages printed on large 11″x17″ high-quality paper and includes an assortment of coloring tools ranging from 50 ct. Colored Pencils, 12 ct. Fine line markers or even 12 ct. Watercolor pencils.
• The kits are available in 4 unique themes: Geometric; Kaleidoscope, Nature and Garden- designed by Pen & Ink artist & art educator Claudia Nice.
• The new formats, National Parks and Americana, will be available in April.
• Available exclusively on Crayola.com and Amazon.com.
• MSRP: $24.99
Adult Coloring Book (Spirograph)
• Color amazing spiro-tastic designs with this beautiful coloring book, perfect for artists of all ages!
• There are 48 pages of intricately beautiful designs, all featuring the iconic look of Spirograph.
• Use crayons, markers or any other medium to create your own spiro-art masterpieces!
• MSRP: $9.99
Easel Case Artist (Alex Brands)
• Perfect for the young traveling artist!
• Case converts to table top easel for an on-the-go studio.
• Dimensions 14″ x 12″ x 4.5″ For artists of all ages.
• The set includes 124 pieces, including, 12 compressed color stickers, 32 colored pencils, 12 water color pencils, 3 charcoal pencils, sandpaper block, 5 blending sticks, a paintbrush, and more!
• Ages: All Ages
• MSRP: $99.99
Johanna Basford Puzzles (Buffalo Games)
• Do you enjoy adult coloring books, as well as puzzles? Then you will LOVE our new line of adult coloring book-inspired puzzles designed by famous Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford!
• These 500-piece jigsaw puzzles are brightly colored but they come with a black and white poster of the puzzle, printed on coloring book paper, for you to enjoy.
• You get the best of both worlds with this line of puzzles!
• Available at BuffaloGames.com and coming soon to most retailers.
• MSRP: $9.99
24 GRIP Colored EcoPencils (Faber-Castell)
• Made from re-forested wood, 24 premium artist-quality, vibrant colors blend easily.
• More pigment for richer color lay down.
• Easy to hold triangular shape with a unique “Soft-GRIP-Zone” for a secure hold and ergonomic grip.
• Leads are glued the entire length of the barrel and will not fall out.
• Available at FaberCastell.com and specialty toy and art retailers nationwide.
• Ages: 5+
• MSRP: $12.99
24 Polychromos Color Pencils (Faber-Castell)
• Polychromos color pencils are valued for their quality by professional artists around the world.
• Featuring thick 3.8mm leads and vibrant lightfast pigments, Polychromos color pencils are available in 120 vibrant colors.
• Available at Faber-Castell.com and art retailers nationwide.
• MSRP: $64.50
Calming Therapy: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book (Running Press)
• From the Bestselling international coloring book series. Color yourself calm with this beautiful and therapeutic coloring and doodle book.
• Focusing on completing detailed patterns and adding color creatively has a relaxing, stress-busting effect.
• MSRP: Cover: $15.00, Jet.com: $10.91
Timeless Creations Coloring Book (Cra-Z-Art)
• Jump on the adult coloring book craze with Timeless Creations line of coloring books.
• The 8”x11” coloring book includes 64-pages to color, de-stress with, and express your creative side.
• MSRP: $5.99