For this installment, I've chosen coloring books! I was fairly artsy as a kid - I loved drawing and painting. As I got older, I sort of fell out of it, but ever since my stepmom started a crafting club a few months ago, I've been getting back into it. So for Christmas, I asked for colored pencils, sketchpads, and coloring books.
Adult coloring books have become super-popular in the last couple years. It's such a fun throwback to childhood and lots of people think they're great stress relievers. There are coloring books for practically everything: simple ones like patterns, flowers, or gardens to specialized ones like those for Harry Potter or The Wizard of Oz fans. And you can find them everywhere - from Amazon to Barnes & Noble to craft stores like Michaels and A.C. Moore. There are even coloring pages on Pinterest that you can print out yourself, if you don't want to commit to a whole book!
My sister and I found these books at Walmart:
I've actually been having a lot of fun with these coloring books! When I took a little break from reading at the end of the year, this was a great activity to fill in the time. It's something I can do while catching up on tv shows, and it lets me be creative without breaking the bank. Coloring books are a definite keeper!