National Coloring Day – September 14th – is a holiday that celebrates the freeing, thrilling, and creative art of coloring. For our purposes, we’ll say “coloring” is anything using a crayon/colored pencil/colored pen/paint/etc. to add color to a work of art. Celebrate this playful holiday by trying a few of the ideas below!
Create your own coloring page.
Websites like www.poshcoloringstudio.com allow you to upload digital photos to be converted into coloring pages. While these are great for personal usage, they also make thoughtful presents for younger family members.
Throw a coloring event.
Coloring can be a calming exercise. If the end of summer has you feeling frazzled, invite some friends over to your apartment at Adams Crossing to color and de-stress over crayons, herbal tea, and aromatic candles. There are even adult coloring books filled with intricate designs and mandalas that you can frame and use as apartment decorations.
Donate coloring books.
Talk to your nearest children’s hospital and ask them if they would accept donated coloring books. If they say yes, use a big celebration (ex. wedding, birthday party, Thanksgiving, or National Coloring Day) as an excuse to ask friends and family to donate a coloring book. Simple pleasures like coloring Cinderella’s ballgown or the cast of Paw Patrol can significantly brighten the day of a sick child.
Volunteer to paint a mural.
Check with your local elementary schools and community organizations to see if they have interest in decorating their buildings with artwork. An appropriate, well-developed idea could easily get the ball rolling. If you have something in mind, run it by the leader of the school/organization and get local artists involved to help make your dream a reality. (Just please, ask for permission first!)
Illustrate a booklet of family stories.
With Thanksgiving only two months away, there is no better way to bring a family together than compiling your favorite memories. Ask your relatives if they have any stories to contribute to the project. On Thanksgiving Day, have print-outs of the story next to corresponding sketches for people to fill with color. You can also use the website in the first idea to transform family photographs into coloring pages.
We hope you enjoyed these fun ideas to celebrate National Coloring Day!
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