7 Adult Coloring Books Every Parent Should Own

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Coloring books are no longer just for kids. Not that they ever really were but it looked odd for an adult to sit down with a couple Power Rangers coloring books without a kid in sight. Actually, it’s still kind of odd, but unwinding with an adult coloring book is perfectly acceptable.

So why are coloring books so good for adults? Coloring books are therapeutic. According to the American Art Therapy Association, “art therapy is a mental health profession in which the process of making and creating artwork is used to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.”

Parents ESPECIALLY need coloring books to unwind, decompress and color something besides blank pages of Frozen characters all damn day. Here are some adult coloring books to check out. Some are filthy, some are fine if the kids are around, but all will help reduce the stress of raising kids.

Calm The Fuck Down

This best-selling adult coloring book is the perfect way to unwind and relax for those with a subversive and irreverent sense of humor. Color the things you can’t say. 21 single sided adult coloring pages and 2 color test pages. Moderate to complex in detail. Images include Beautiful abstract doodles, animals, people, and fairies. Each has its own sassy quip like “Home is where the vodka is”, “Suck it up buttercup” and “Dance like no one attractive is watching”, and other humorous and subversive sayings.

The Princess Bride Coloring Book

Color your way through Florin to the Fire Swamps and back again, with The Princess Bride: A Storybook to Color! Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the beloved film, this adult coloring book features brand-new artwork by Rachel Curtis to enjoy and color “as you wish.” Go head-over-heels tinting screaming eels. Paint that fink, Lord Humperdinck. Add some flair to the Pit of Despair, and then color up Wesley with Princess Buttercup. With more than 70 illustrations to color, this beautifully bound storybook is an adventurously entertaining celebration of The Princess Bride.

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Go F*ck Yourself, I’m Coloring: Swear Word Coloring Book

This book is part of the I’m Coloring series. After the success of “Screw You, I’m Coloring”, Alex Fleming decided to create a new book, with brand new designs, brand new swear words and expressions, but with the same goal – make you laugh, have fun and unwind.

Good Vibes Coloring Book

Enter a world of creative self-expression with this relaxing adult coloring book. Inside you will find 30 amazing art activities that will take you to a happy place of patterning, shading, and coloring. These whimsical images offer an easy way to de-stress and unleash your inner artist.

Make Life Your Bitch

Turn your stress into success! Make life your bitch (Midnight edition) is packed with fun-filled motivational and inspirational swear word adult coloring pages. Face it. Life isn’t exactly easy. In fact, some days, weeks, months, and years, are fucking tough. With such a constant and exhausting whirlwind of chaos, it’s a wonder that moments of bliss still exist. But, life doesn’t have to be this way. If there is only one life to live, you might as well take the hand you are dealt and fucking do something with it.

Unicorn Coloring Book

To adults, coloring is a means of getting in touch with your childhood. It brings back beautiful memories of times of freedom from responsibilities. As such, coloring books are flocking the offices of today. When you are stressed, just grab a coloring book and let the activity soothe your soul. When you are worried, you just color and you forget.

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F*cking Awesome Coloring Book

Featuring delightfully irreverent phrases, lovely calligraphy, and illustrated backgrounds, this coloring book invites adults to color their f*cking stress away! With a range of profanity from upbeat sweary affirmations to hilariously sassy sayings, 30 different expletives offer creative stimulation and cathartic release for any mood. Designs are printed on thick, removable, frame-worthy pages—with metallic ink patterns on the back of each page—making them easy to share and display.

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