Kids aren't the only ones who enjoy a good coloring book. Go to any arts and crafts store or section and you'll likely find a handful of coloring books specifically made for adults and older kids. In fact, adult coloring books are so popular, colored pencil manufacturers worldwide are having trouble keeping up with the demand for the art supplies.
But now you don't need to set foot in a store to get a great coloring book. You simply need to check out our list of cool sites that let you download all the coloring pages you could ever imagine. Get your markers, crayons and colored pencils sharpened and ready to go!
We've told you about Open Culture before. It's a site where you can watch hundreds of free movies, download eBooks and audiobooks, take free online courses, save on textbooks, and even learn a new language.
Better yet, just this past February, Open Culture has made a deal with several different libraries and museums to make a complete set of coloring books, available for free download. There are coloring pages from the National Archives, the Digital Public Library of America, Smithsonian Libraries and more. Click here to check out this fun new section.
Coloring Pages for Adults
Coloring Pages for Adults has hundreds of designs to color. Ranging from mandalas and psychedelic patterns, to animals and Russian dolls and landscapes, there's no doubt plenty of selection. You're almost guaranteed to find something you will like. There's also quite a few fun optical illusions you can create, too. Once you've found your selection, simply print it out and you're ready to go.
U.S. patents from the National Archives
Here, there are 17 different pages to color, straight from the National Archives. However, these coloring pages aren't mandalas and gorgeous patterns ... they are patents for interesting devices such as robots, a wind-up frog, a combined robe and jacket, and many more interesting items from years past. You have to see them to believe them.