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National Coloring Day

Get creative this National Coloring Day! Dive into a world of colors and creativity - pick up your favorite coloring book today!
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September 14
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It's time to have some fun and get creative on National Coloring Day, celebrated each year on September 14. This day was created in 2005 by the writers of ColorIt! magazine to promote the therapeutic benefits of coloring for people of all ages. Coloring has been shown to reduce stress, enhance focus, and even boost creativity - so this is a great day to pick up your favorite coloring book or just grab some crayons and markers!

History of National Coloring Day

National Coloring Day Dates

National Coloring Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1840</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origins of Modern Crayons</div><div class='timeline-text'>This period saw the creation of the first modern crayons, a favorite tool for coloring, originally made from pigmented wax for writing on wood and stone.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1903</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Box of Crayola Crayons</div><div class='timeline-text'>Binney & Smith, a company later known as Crayola, introduced the first box of eight crayons, changing the course of coloring for children everywhere.</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'>Popular Coloring Books</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1960s saw a boom in popularity for coloring books, turning them into a beloved temporary pastime for children across the globe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of National Coloring Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Coloring Day was created in 2005 by the writers of ColorIt! magazine, highlighting the therapeutic benefits of coloring.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Coloring for Adults</div><div class='timeline-text'>The trend of adult coloring books took off, emphasizing relaxation and stress relief, bringing another demographic into the coloring world.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Coloring 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 contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some friends and organize a coloring contest. Set up different categories for the competition and have each participant submit their work on National Coloring Day.</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 an art show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local gallery to host your creations and invite friends, family, and other members of the community to come admire your artwork. If you don't want to be in the spotlight you can also anonymously donate your work to any interested organizations or charities.</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'>Explore adult coloring books</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Adult coloring books are incredibly popular these days and are great for relaxation and mindfulness. Spend some time flipping through the pages and see what inspires you.</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'>Throw a color themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a colorful celebration! Make sure everyone has plenty of supplies and snacks, then sit back and watch as everyone creates their own masterpieces.</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'>Make personalized cards</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to make some unique cards for your friends or family! You can make them with colored pencils, markers, crayons—whatever materials you have lying around.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Coloring 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 is relaxing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Coloring can be an incredibly soothing and calming activity. It's a great way to de-stress after a long day, and focus your mind on creating something beautiful. Plus, it's the perfect chance to unplug from technology and reset your mind!</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 helps with creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Coloring can help stimulate creative thinking. By being able to choose your colors and create art out of a blank canvas, you can really let your imagination run wild. It's also a great exercise in problem solving - different colors may require different shapes or techniques to get the desired results.</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 can be enjoyed by anyone</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're a kid or an adult, coloring can be enjoyed by people of all ages. From simple doodles to intricate designs, there are endless possibilities when it comes to coloring. So don't be afraid to grab some crayons or markers and start expressing yourself in color!</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Colorful Facts for National Coloring Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Crayola named a crayon color after a contest</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 1993, a nationwide contest called the "Name the New Colors" was held by Crayola where children named new crayon colors. The winner was a blue crayon named 'macaroni and cheese'.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Benefits of Coloring are Backed by Research</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to research coloring is not just fun, it also has numerous mental benefits such as improving motor skills, enhancing creativity, and promoting mindfulness.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Historical Coloring Books were used as Educational Tools</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first coloring books originated in the 1880s and were used for educational purposes. These books intended to teach children about various topics like geography and history.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Coloring Generates Wellness and Quiets the Mind</h3><p class='facts-content'>The American Art Therapy Association has stated that the act of coloring can generate wellness, quietness, and also stimulate brain areas related to motor skills, senses, and creativity.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World’s Largest Coloring Book is over 10 feet tall</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2016, the largest coloring book in the world was created and it stands at 10 feet, 10 inches tall, and 9 feet, 10 inches wide.</p></div></div>

National Coloring Day FAQs

When is National Coloring Day?

National Coloring Day is celebrated on September 14th every year. In 2024 National Coloring Day will occur on a Saturday.

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