One of the things that I love about the adult colouring craze is that it really helps me relax, but more than that I love that it is something that we can do as a family. So I am delighted to be able to share with you my first free mummy and me colouring pages.
Free Mummy and Me Colouring Pages
This is a set of pages designed specifically for adults and for kids by the fab Easy, Peasy and Fun. I have long been a fan of Andreaja and was delighted that she was willing to collaborate with me to bring my ideas to life.
I asked her for two similar pages, one slightly simpler than the other and also for their to be an inspirational quote too and I am delighted with her interpretation.
What are the benefits of colouring for adults and children?
Colouring has a relaxing effect because we are focussing on a singular activity. In today’s world we see multitasking as supreme, but colouring takes a certain amount of concentration and uses an area of the brain called the amygdala which is the part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress.
Colouring promotes co-ordination in both adults and children. It is a great fine motor skill is good for muscle control in your hands and arms, coloring can help delay loss of these important skills as we age and also increase them in young kids. It may also help fight cognitive loss, especially if we choose challenging pieces every so often
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More Free Adult Coloring Pages
Spring Flower colouring pages
Inspirational Colouring pages
2016 Calendar to colour
Free colouring pages for adults
Mummy and me colouring pages
More great colouring pages for adults
Halloween colouring pages
Free Festive colouring pages
Christmas colouring pages roundup
Art Therapy Colouring Pages
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My favorite adult colouring books
Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom – A Colouring Book Adventure – US link/UK link
The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups (Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups) – US Link /UK Link
The Creative Therapy Colouring Book (Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups) – US link/ UK Link
Dream Catcher: the tree of life – US Link/UK Link
Really RELAXING Colouring Book 6: Indian Summer – A Jewelled Journey through Indian Pattern and Colour: Volume 6 (Really RELAXING Colouring Books) – US Link/UK Link
The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-stress art therapy for busy people – US Link/UK Link
Dream Catcher: a soul bird’s journey – US Link/UK Link
Love You Mum: doodle & dream: A beautiful and inspiring adult colouring book for Mums everywhere – US Link/UK Link
The Art Therapy Colouring Book – US Link/UK Link
Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest and Colouring Book – US Link/UK Link
Do you love colouring in?
If you like these then why not take a look at our other free colouring pages here or these free colouring pages.
I am often asked what products I use and I am a big advocate of using the best supplies you can afford. It is really frustrating to use pencils that keep snapping or refuse to blend well, oh and don’t get me started on pens that bleed through the paper. I always buy the best quality I can afford, not just for me but for my kids too. I want colouring to be a joyful experience. These are mine and the
These are mine and the MiniMad’s suggestions to you. Our tried and tested favourites. When I first started colouring I just pinched the boy’s products, which is why adult colouring is so accessible and over the period of a year I now have my own supplies!
We are currently loving using Staedtler Triplus colour pens (UK Link/US Link) – they do not bleed through the paper, which is great for adults and kids and they are really bright. Plus you can get different nib sizes (UK LInk/US Link), my niece has the 3mm nib ones (I bought her them for Christmas and she adores them). I also love the way they stand up in the packaging, so you can see the colours.
For a more inexpensive pen, we like the BIC kids coloring pens. These are great with minimal bleed through the paper and last for ages if you forget to put the lid back on (yes I am guilty of this)! (UK Link/US Link).
Again we have two distinct favourites. One high quality and the other medium. Staedtler Ergosoft pencils are great value. They are soft and blendable and last really well. These are our go to pencils for pretty much everything (UK Link/US Link), they are not paying me to say this – honest! These are the pencils that the boys use for all their work and colouring too.
If money was no object then it would be Prismacolor pencils. I was introduced to these by the amazing illustrator Jennie Maizels (go check out her sketchbook club, you can thank me later). They are blendable, fantastic colours, durable and everything you could need, but are at the top of the price range. (UK Link/US Link)
As you are printing off these pages you can control the quality of the paper and unlike colouring books that you buy, you can print one sided (whoop). I print a lot of my pages on standard copier paper and if you have good quality art supplies then that is fine, however, if you are planning on framing or keeping your artwork then it would be better to print on a higher quality of paper. Or if you plan on painting them, then you can print onto inkjet watercolour paper (UK Link/US Link). For standard colouring get some bleed proof paper and use it to print off your pages (UK Link/US Link).
You need to have a good quality pencil sharpener for your pencils. I LOVE my standard office supplies one. It can be adjusted to sharpen to a killer point or to a more blunt edge and there is something therapeutic about the crank handle and all the shavings being collected (UK Link/US Link)! We use a Staedtler pencil sharpener for our on the go one and this is the one we keep in pencil cases (UK Link/US Link).The other must have for me is a clipboard. I am often found colouring in downstairs on the sofa on an evening (I try to reduce screens on a night) and rather than rest on a book I use a clipboard (UK Link/US Link).