Bored? Start coloring

Bored? Start coloring

UPDATE: We asked folks to send us photos of what they have colored. The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles did so, saying, “We are coloring more than ever in our house – thanks mostly to the free weekly downloads from Illustrates Ministry.  Here is our Easter poster hanging for the neighbors to see and a prayer we are using a lot these days.”

As we all do our part to love our neighbors by sheltering in place, we may find ourselves a bit bored from time to time. If you have time on your hands and aren’t particularly gifted at crafts, coloring is for you. We all can color — and nobody is going to judge you for coloring outside the lines.

Coloring books for grownups became a thing a few years ago, and fans of them say it is hugely relaxing. You can order coloring books for grownups and coloring supplies from many sources online, but there also are sites where you can download coloring pages for free.

Just Color is one such site. Art is Fun is another.

DLTK’s Crafts for Kids is a site mostly for kids. It is described this way: “The site is a terrific hobby — run by (me) Leanne, mom to two girls, and my very supportive husband as my technical support.”

Their coloring site offers several pages to download.

If you do start coloring, send photos of completed pages to and we’ll post them.