When I saw The Steampunk Coloring Book online the other day, my heart skipped a beat: how have we not talked about coloring books on this website before?! Coloring, that age-old rite of passage so many children take? We’ve got tips for making your own art supplies, DIYing some possibly ugly crayons, and even an Etsy post featuring a crayon skirt… but no coloring books? Something had to change!
Everyone in my house is a big fan of coloring books that also teach a thing or two — characters are awesome (and trust me, we have our fair share of Lightning McQueen coloring pages, too), but you know what’s even MORE awesome? COLORING THE PARTS OF YOUR BODY:
The Start Exploring: Gray’s Anatomy: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book is a triple threat win: your kid gets to color, learn, and problem solve. No joke: this coloring book is super detailed, and if you use it as a tool for both education and entertainment, it can last quite a while — well beyond the preschool age.
If body parts aren’t your kiddo’s thing, the Wild Animals Coloring Book may be: this coloring treasure contains 47 pictures of animals and captions that describe the habitats where the animals live.
For those interested in a little more whimsy than mammal, Richard Doyle’s Fairyland Coloring Book is a magical coloring land! Richard Doyle was well known for his illustrations of elves, fairies, and gnomes, and 29 of his watercolor depictions have been adapted for this book.
The Mystical Mandala Coloring Book is a little trippy, but totally perfect for the more mystically-inclined among us. This coloring book includes 30 designs that kids of all ages will dig — even the 20+ crowd.
Do you guys have coloring books at home? Which are your favorites?