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National Coloring Book Day

Color your way to happiness this National Coloring Book Day - grab your favorite coloring book and some crayons and let the creative fun begin!
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August 2
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Get your crayons ready and celebrate National Coloring Book Day on August 2! This special day was created to commemorate the invention of the modern-day coloring book in 1879. It's a great time to break out those old coloring books that have been collecting dust for years or try out some new ones. Whether you prefer complex designs or simpler images, there is something for everyone to enjoy on this day!

History of National Coloring Book Day

National Coloring Book Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1858</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Coloring Book</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Painting Book" was published by the McLoughlin Brothers in New York.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1941</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Disney Coloring Books</div><div class='timeline-text'>Disney started producing coloring books featuring their popular characters, offering children a chance to bring their favorite characters to life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popularity Surge</div><div class='timeline-text'>Coloring books surged in popularity, leading to an increase in published works and rise in market share.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Adult Coloring Books</div><div class='timeline-text'>The trend of adult coloring books, marketed for their stress-relieving benefits, began to take off.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Coloring Book Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Coloring Book Day was celebrated, and has been celebrated annually on August 2 ever since.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Coloring Book Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a coloring book swap</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Throw a party and invite your friends to bring their favorite coloring books. Exchange them, get creative, and enjoy being creative together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own coloring book</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some markers, pens, and pencils and draw your own coloring pages. Invite friends over for a coloring party and share your creations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Color with food</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use food items such as blueberries, red peppers, and carrots to color in a mandala or other intricate designs using natural pigments.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a coloring book mural</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up all of your old coloring books and create a mural on an empty wall or large piece of paper. Cut out pictures from the books to create an amazing work of art.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Buy yourself a gift</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your local store or online shop and purchase yourself a new adult coloring book! Pick one that is filled with intricate designs or something calming like nature scenes. Enjoy getting lost in the details.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Coloring Book Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Coloring books are fun and relaxing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Coloring is a great way to de-stress and unwind after a long day. The act of coloring helps to slow down the mind and focus on a simple task, allowing us to relax. It's also just plain fun - there's something magical about filling in an intricate design with vibrant colors!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Coloring books can take you on artistic adventures</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From mystical forests to underwater cities, coloring books offer up a whole world of possibilities. With each page you color, your imagination will take you to faraway lands and unexpected places. Plus, it's never too late to start learning how to draw - coloring is an excellent way for beginners to get familiar with the basics!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Coloring books bring people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Grabbing some colorful pens and getting lost in the art of coloring can be a great family or team bonding activity. You don't need any special skills or art supplies, just your creativity! So if you're looking for a fun group activity that everyone can enjoy, try creating some unique artwork with a good old fashioned coloring book.</p></div></div>

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When is National Coloring Book Day?

National Coloring Book Day is celebrated on August 2 every year. In 2024 National Coloring Book Day will occur on a Friday.

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