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Jan in CA
08-22-2007, 12:09 AM
These are SO neat! I wish they'd been around or I'd known about them when my girls were little!
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/102-3177256-7597741?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=anti-coloring+book&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

You can see them here as well and get samples.
http://www.susanstriker.com/anticoloring.html

ADAllen
08-22-2007, 12:17 AM
Those are really cool! It is kinda funny; I'm an adult now, and I still color in coloring books to help me relax.:blush: I usually try to avoid buying myself the activity books, because I just want to color the pictures:whistle:

jeanius80
08-22-2007, 12:35 AM
those are really cool! When dd is older i think i'll get some of those for her....

IBAmyB
08-22-2007, 01:31 AM
I'm an adult now, and I still color in coloring books to help me relax.

:thumbsup: My senior year in college my suite-mates and I bought some cheap $1 coloring books (had to get the big 64 color box of Crayolas though!) and colored them as study breaks while studying for term-end exams. It was a GREAT way to destress. We hung our finished colored pictures outside our dorm door and soon we had lots of people wanting to come by and color! (And we were all 18-22yr olds!)

dustinac
08-22-2007, 07:50 AM
Those are neat... my 6 yr old son loves to draw and write, how he spends most of his time...I'm having trouble coming up with Christmas ideas for him because his toys are hardly ever touched...I think I'll add these to the list of all the art supplies I've been considering...:thumbsup:

Yarnlady
08-22-2007, 09:27 AM
First of all, anything that uses crayons (preferrably Crayola:happydance::happydance:) is great.
I think the AntiColoring books are cool, but I certainly agree that regular coloring books have their place! I love to color and occupied myself for hours as a child with it. All those colors and then you can mix them and make new colors.
For the drawing impaired, color books are wonderful.

It's hard to find plain coloring books these days. They all want to throw in the educational stuff! :lol:

Ingrid
08-22-2007, 11:11 AM
I bought some of those for the boys. Jacob loved them, Ryan, not so much. I think he saw them as too much work. :shrug: They get used occasionally, but when he breaks out the Crayolas and coloring books, I join him. It is relaxing! :teehee:

threesmom
08-22-2007, 11:23 AM
Very cool - I'll have to remember these when mine get a bit older.

:blush: I actually hide the good boxes of crayons for when I color with the kids. I have my very own big person coloring book. And there is just something about a brand new box of crayons .....

lissalue
08-22-2007, 11:33 AM
Very cool - I'll have to remember these when mine get a bit older.

:blush: I actually hide the good boxes of crayons for when I color with the kids. I have my very own big person coloring book. And there is just something about a brand new box of crayons .....


I love opening a new box of crayons. There is so much potential in that little (or big :teehee:) box. And it reminds me of when I was a kid and I would get a new box, it was such a great feeling!

Mariblue
08-22-2007, 11:36 AM
These books are awesome! I remember when I was little, my sister got strep throat, and was really sick. Well, my grandma got her one of those books-and I remember being soooo jealous that my sister got one and I didn't. Just cause my sister was sick, and got to lay on the couch all day!
(Of course, now that I'm grown, I know what strep throat is like, and wouldn't wish that on anyone! :teehee:)

Sharly
08-22-2007, 11:44 AM
Wow...I haven't thought of the smell of Crayolas in a long time!!

Maybe we need a knit-themed coloring book!!:yay:

ADAllen
08-22-2007, 02:07 PM
I love all these coloring stories! I knew you guys were cool :teehee:

vaknitter
08-22-2007, 04:00 PM
I love coloring and always did as a kid. No activity books for me, just plain ole coloring books and I don't really feel to stunted in my development. Cleaning out my office over the weekend I found my plastic carrying case with my 96 Crayola crayons in it !!!

My roomates and I always colored to destress during exams (then again I went to college before there was high speed internet and laptops so we were a bit deprived). I actually would pull the coloring books out every so often until the onset of a husband and 2 dogs. While dogs can digest crayons, they also make a mess when puked up on the carpet at 3 am.

Stiney
08-22-2007, 04:02 PM
:teehee: Vendie got me this coloring book (http://www.amazon.com/Doodles-Really-Giant-Coloring-Doodling/dp/0811852504/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-6496937-3359063?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187812918&sr=8-1) for my birthday and it just came today. I can't wait to get a box of crayons! :cheering:

vaknitter
08-22-2007, 04:12 PM
WOW, I am still thinking about coloring - you know what I miss...as I kid I had a story book coloring book that was like 4ft high and 3 ft wide (each page). I used to grab my 96 crayons and take up the entire living room floor on a rainy day and go to town. One page would take a couple of hours. I tried to find one for my neice not to long ago and was seriously disappointed with the art supplies I found at toys r us and Target.

I may have to pull the crayons and coloring book out tonight :cheering:

SabrinaJL
08-22-2007, 05:03 PM
I actually have my own coloring books and color pencils that the kids are NOT allowed to touch. It's really relaxing. I have some of these ones. http://www.budgetartkids.com/coloringbooks.html

ChroniclesofYarnia
08-22-2007, 05:06 PM
Another adult colorer here! I print off loads and loads of coloring sheets, because all I can find here are activity books. I may have to order this, it looks like something up my older daughters alley.

Jan in CA
08-22-2007, 05:10 PM
:yay: Oh how fun to find that so many adults love to color, too! I haven't colored in years, but I want to get a cool coloring book like these you've shared and a new box of crayons!

wildforyarn
08-22-2007, 07:59 PM
I am another big kid who likes to color with my kids. However, I have never thought of actually having MY OWN coloring books and colored pencils and crayons! :) I am going to have to start that right away. Hmmmm, I can't even imagine having crayons that aren't missing their paper, broken in half, never new, etc. Also, the activity books look great too. Thanks for the info!

debinoz
08-22-2007, 11:38 PM
I love to color!! I get those big posters in the tubes from the hobby store and use colored pencils. DH bought me an electric pencil sharpener, too!

ADAllen
08-23-2007, 10:16 AM
I'm with Sabrina and Debi. I use color pencils when I color for myself, and I use crayons when I color with kids. Last year my grandfather had a major surgery and was in the hospital for a couple months so I colored him a picture from my Precious Moments coloring book and sent it to him. My grandma hung it up in his room so of course the nurses started asking about me.
"Oh what a cute picture who made that"
"My granddaughter"
"Well, she's very good how old is she"
"24"

Stiney
08-23-2007, 10:20 AM
I colored last night! :teehee: With crayons.

Sharly
08-23-2007, 10:38 AM
Amanda - that is really sweet!! :)

Kaydee
08-23-2007, 10:43 AM
I love coloring books! And what's better than breaking out that big Crayola 64 box? I love that one (I also like to rearrange the crayons so they are in color order, yes I'm a dork:oops:).

ADAllen
08-23-2007, 11:07 AM
I also like to rearrange the crayons so they are in color order, yes I'm a dork:oops:

I do that too!!! :cheering:

candicane
08-23-2007, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the info. My daughter is not quite three so these are a bit advanced for her, but I'll keep the page bookmarked for the future. She loves to color and draw and goes throught little phases. Right now she is in draw grass under everything phase. This was preceeded by the the "mommy, draw a duck" phase. "now make a mommy duck!"

candice

marykz
08-23-2007, 11:28 AM
cat and knitting- 2 for 1!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1010/1214055107_4d3261def4_o_d.gif

Sharly
08-23-2007, 11:50 AM
Ooooh! That is too fun!!

Stiney
08-23-2007, 12:47 PM
I love coloring books! And what's better than breaking out that big Crayola 64 box? I love that one (I also like to rearrange the crayons so they are in color order, yes I'm a dork:oops:).

I like to keep them in EXACTLY the order they came in, and I get upset when it gets messed up. :teehee:

DQ
08-24-2007, 03:51 PM
Oooh! I REALLY want to colour now!! :waah: But I ahowed DH this thread and :flirt: and he said we can go out tomorrow and get me a book and some crayons or pencils! :woot:

The anti-colouring books look fun too, but my DS is a bit young for them at the moment. I can't even get him to scribble yet :pout:

mks22300
08-24-2007, 07:07 PM
There's nothing like that new box of crayons! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets upset if the colors get out of order. At work, (I teach preschool) and have a big set of Crayola markers that are just for the teachers only and I would also get so irked if one of my assistants used them and get them out of order.

Sara
08-24-2007, 10:42 PM
I love to color!!! I like the stained glass kind, or the really intricate patterns. I have my very own set of art pencils, and sometimes I like to revert to crayons.

I want my crayons to be pristine, but that doesn't really happen with a 7yo in the house.:roll:

I told DD that she didn't need to take her crayons to college with her, but I think she snuck them into the car...:teehee: