Adult coloring is one of my top hobbies. I have gained many benefits from starting to do this hobby. Little did I know, that Oriental Trading has a wide selection of adult coloring products when I created my Adult Coloring Guide. When they provided me the chance to gain some of their products in exchange for product reviews, I decided to get a bit creative with the adult coloring projects I did in order to make DIY Gifts Using Your Adult Coloring Projects for my loved ones.
They have a nice wide selection of adult coloring books. I had a hard time only selecting a few. However, I had some ideas of what I was planning on doing for others so that helped with the selection process.
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Here are the books I got:
Relax by indulging in the hot trend of coloring for grown-ups with this adult coloring book. A new form of therapy takes shapes when you step away from computer screens, smartphones, televisions and pick up colored pencils and lose yourself in these geometric patterns. Before you know it, the stress of your day will be forgotten for far less money than a traditional therapist! Paper. 8 1/2″ x 11″ 48 pgs. Cover artwork may vary, but contents are the same.
Adult coloring books are the perfect way to release a little stress. Keep one in your desk when you need a little color therapy at lunch, after big meetings or whenever you're having a tense day. They're also a fun and relaxing way to pass the time in doctor's office waiting rooms, during playtime with the kids or on the commute to work. Includes 60 different designs. Paper. (2 pcs. per unit) 8 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ 120 pgs.
Full of soothing scenes and detailed designs on each page, relieve your stress with this Friendship Adult Coloring Book. Printed with quotes about friendship on every page, give this adult coloring book as a gift, or keep it for yourself to enjoy on a rainy day. Includes 24 illustrations. Paper. 9″ x 11″
Let this activity book keep your students busy for hours! Learning games from Mindware® are educational and entertaining, and they're also great adult coloring books for teachers to enjoy. Mystery Mosaics Coloring Books are filled with 18 amazing designs disguised as numbered squares. At first glance, you will have absolutely no clue what each completed image might turn out to be…follow the number guide, apply color and watch the incredible mosaic picture take shape! This book will build the visual perception skills of the most creative puzzlers. Check out more fun and stimulating games and activities from Mindware®. Includes 18 designs. 8 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
Mindware® coloring books are a wild way to liven up your school supplies! Filled with original, hand-drawn illustrations of animals, these coloring pages incorporate the color-by-number concept and are fun adult coloring books, too. Great for animal lesson plans, fantastic hidden images reveal themselves as you color. Once you've completed the numbered designs, try the un-numbered version of the illustration to add your own unique style. Each design, printed on artist-quality paper, creates a frame-worthy finished product! This Mindware® art activity is a soon-to-be favorite addition to your activity books. Includes 23 perforated pages including 8 fold-out pages that extend to a 10″ x 15″ size.
I did try to use their Sharpie® 80's Glam Marker Pack on my adult coloring projects, but I couldn't quite get them to work as well as the Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Marker Set I got from Amazon. I also use a wide range of gel pens, but you can check those out on my Adult Coloring Must Have Guide post.
DIY Gifts Using Your Adult Coloring Projects
There are a wide range DIY Gifts Using Your Adult Coloring Projects for your loved ones that you can make using your current projects.
This one is rather simple because you just get a basket (which you can find at many local thrift stores) and fill it full of moss, flowers, and leaves. Then you take your colored animal and place it on top. Let all of that dry and add wire on the back so that you can hang it up.
You can decorate a table with finished pieces. This process is actually easier than I anticipated. The first thing you do is add Mod Podge® in a consistent direction and ensure that it is SMOOTH. Then add your project to it after the glue has had a few minutes to dry. Be sure to add it gently. GENTLY remove the air bubbles and securely seal all the sides. Then cover it with another layer of Mod Podge®. Let it dry for overnight. Then cover it with Shellac.
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We found some tiles at our local thrift stores. I thought it would be neat to apply my kids' artwork to a tile. It will be nice to display it for years to come either on my kitchen wall or somewhere else. The process is the same as the table.
Make a Calendar
You can create a calendar using all of your adult coloring projects as images and add them to monthly calendars for them. This way they can appreciate your hard work and love for them all year long. If you'd like to get a FREE 2017 calendar please sign up for our newsletter. I promise not to invade your inboxes to much.
DIY Plant and Pen Desk Spinner
You can also make them a DIY Pen and Plant Desk Spinner. You can learn how to make this HERE.
Which of these DIY Gifts Using Your Adult Coloring Projects do you like best?