If you haven’t jumped on the “coloring isn’t JUST for kids” bandwagon, you are truly missing out. I couldn’t wait for the day my girls were old enough to color with me because coloring is something I’ve always enjoyed. Unwinding with a fresh box of crayons and a new coloring book was my favorite childhood downtime activity, but now that I’m older I love more intricate designs which require finely sharpened colored pencils. While I can always count on an internet search for coloring pages that suit my mood, I love to browse Staples for all my adult coloring book needs.
It wasn’t until recently that I realized my favorite childhood coloring utensils just weren’t cutting it. I wanted richer colors, vibrancy, and a wider assortment than what they had to offer. Prismacolor, available at Staples, offered just what I was looking for and worked with my mixed media preferences. Water soluble colored pencils that seamlessly blend when you add water give your pictures that extra flare. Premier colored pencils that come in a wide assortment of colors and a tin carrying case make your pictures jump out of the page. Don’t forget to have a sharpener nearby. The Prismacolor product line offers a dual-edge sharpener for finer tips or wider points.
And, when you want to outline your images with a bold statement, the Prismacolor Premier Markers include a fine tip or thicker stroke, depending on your needs. All these items plus various eraser styles and coloring books are available at Staples, where you can also download a coloring book by artist Evelyn Henson. From now until 7/31/16 you can use coupon code 51563 in-store or Staples.com to receive 20 percent off regular priced Prismacolor products.
What is your favorite activity to do with your kids? Something as simple as coloring together can be relaxing and be a great foundation for day to day dialogue!