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The Many Benefits of Coloring Pages

Do you color?

Birdie coloring page hand drawn in Procreate App on the iPad Pro.

I've always loved coloring. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of passing the hours with crayons and coloring books. I remember traveling to my grandma's house a couple of hours away. There wasn't much to do when visiting besides read and color/do art. These were the times before cell phones, computers, and tablets after all. So my mom usually bought me a fresh pack of Crayola Crayons and a coloring book or two. My favorite was Holly Hobby! I also adored the times when my teachers would need to occupy us for a while and would use the ditto machine to copy off and hand out freshly dittoed mandalas and coloring pages of great detail and design. Does anyone remember that smell?

There are many, many benefits of coloring pages:

1. The obvious - passing the time doing something creative to engage your brain.

2. It's a great way for adults and children to relieve stress. For me, when I am focusing on coloring, I relax and disengage from the daily grind and my worries.

3. For kids it provides a pass time away from the screen and increases their creativity.

4. For younger children it can improve their motor skills, readying them for school.

5. It's a great way to connect with our children doing something together.

6. It's a portable hobby that can be done anywhere.

Recently, I took a class on Skillshare on creating coloring pages on the iPad using the Procreate App. The project for the class was to produce 2-3 coloring pages. I've decided to provide my pages from the class as free digital downloads for my readers.

Please feel free to download my coloring pages for your coloring pleasure. Share your colored pages on Facebook and Instagram and tag me so I can see what you've done. I only ask that you use the pages for personal use only. To download, simply click the pictures below and you will be directed to the coloring pages where you can download or print the pdf. Happy coloring!

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