I just love adult coloring pages. It’s the perfect anytime craft that travels well. It’s fun for any age. It’s relaxing. And you can find adult coloring pages in a million different styles like these Fashion Coloring Pages here or these Cactus Terrarium Coloring Pages here.
And you know I have lots of love for air plants. That’s why I had to make these air plant coloring pages!
These coloring pages are free to download. Just use the links above. Both of these coloring sheets are jpg files that you can keep forever. To use them, print them on any printer. I used regular A4 copy paper but you could use card stock too.
For coloring the pages, I always use prismacolors but you could use markers, crayons, or whatever you prefer!
So why is coloring so relaxing? Dr. Bea (in this article) cites three reasons adult coloring can be calming:
Attention flows away from ourselves. A simple act, such as coloring, takes your attention away from yourself and onto the present-moment event. “In this way, it is very much like a meditative exercise,” Dr. Bea says.
It relaxes the brain. When thoughts are focused on a simple activity, your brain tends to relax. “We are not disturbed by our own thoughts and appraisals,” he says. “The difficulties of life evaporate from our awareness, and both our bodies and our brains may find this rewarding.”
Low stakes make it pleasurable. The fact that the outcome of coloring is predictable also can be relaxing. “It is hard to screw up coloring, and, even if you do, there is no real consequence. As result, adult coloring can be a wonderful lark, rather than an arduous test of our capacities,” he adds.
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