Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. Move aside, Strawberry Shortcake and Thomas the Tank Engine — you may have noticed there’s a new breed of coloring books with sophisticated designs and patterns being marketed to adults.
“The adult coloring book ‘fad’ has been a positive reminder that art is good for all ages,” said UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine art therapist Amy Bucciarelli, M.S., ATR-BC. “We benefit from making art and from looking at art. The surge of adult coloring books has made it more socially acceptable for adults to take a break and color.”
Here are a few reasons why coloring can be good for you.
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