There are many fun ways to color, here are a few examples:
Explore Different Coloring Tools and Mediums
Try using different types of coloring tools, such as markers, gel pens, watercolors, or colored pencils. Each medium offers its unique look and feel. So experimenting with different tools can be a fun way to switch things up. You could take and copy a coloring page a few times. Color one with colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc., and then see how they look similar or different. A great way to test the waters and find what type of coloring you would prefer to do.
Try Coloring Apps on your Tablet or Smartphone
Use coloring web tools or apps on your laptop, PC, tablet, or smartphone. They offer a variety of options such as patterns, filters, and brushes. Some apps allow you to save your finished creation, print a copy off for yourself, or share it on social media.
Make Your Coloring Pages
This may sound ridiculous or a no-brainer but try making your coloring pages by drawing or randomly doodling on blank paper and then coloring all of it in. This can be a great way to unleash your creativity and create something truly unique while watching TV or streaming a movie online and relaxing. Go ahead and try it and see what you come up with.
Coloring as a Social Event
This probably won’t apply to you if you happen to be an introvert but to those extroverts out there. Have a coloring party with friends or family, you can make it a fun social event, and share your coloring experiences. Just don’t forget the drinks and snacks!
Use Coloring Pages to Create a Color-by-Number Project
Use coloring pages to create a color-by-number project, this can be a fun and challenging way to add a different dimension to your coloring. An easy way to accomplish this is if you have a coloring buddy. It makes the finished project more of a surprise. This can be done with someone that colors with you at home or someone you know online or a relative or friend that lives somewhere else.
The idea is that you photocopy your coloring page before you color it. Now color the original copy the way you want to with a limited number of colors (deciding the number of colors before coloring could be another challenge decided between you and your coloring buddy). After you color your picture associate your colors with numbers, then place the numbers in the appropriate areas on the untouched coloring page. Now all you have to do is mail or pass the coloring page to your coloring buddy and start coloring the one they passed or mailed to you. then share the results and see how close they match. A good rule of thumb is not to do any blending in this exercise.
Take Your Coloring Outside and Draw Inspiration from Nature
Take your coloring outside! Coloring while sitting in nature can be a calming and grounding experience. You can also explore different textures and patterns in nature to use as inspiration for your coloring. Take a cue from your surroundings and try to only match the colors that you see. Doesn’t matter what the coloring page is, try your chosen colors and see what the results are. Experiment and have fun!
Create Impactful Art with Large Scale Coloring Posters and Murals
Try coloring on a larger scale, you can use large coloring posters or coloring murals. These can be a great way to create an impactful and beautiful piece of art. You can also have coloring pages enlarged at your local print shop or sometimes at Walmart, Staples, or other office supplies stores in your area. Check out google to see what is available in your area. Prices are generally reasonable depending on the material you want it printed on.
Incorporate Guided Meditations and Calming Music into Your Coloring Sessions
This is more of a way to relax while coloring instead of a fun way, but I felt it was important enough to include it. It has been proven that coloring is direct connection to reducing blood pressure.
Give coloring a mindfulness aspect by incorporating guided meditations or listening to calming music while coloring.
These are just a few suggestions, but the possibilities are endless! The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process.