Make And Print Your Own Coloring Pages

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Design and print your own adult coloring pages - plus ideas for lots of free printables too!

Coloring pages and coloring books for grownups are seeing a surge in popularity right now. Adults are remembering again that it’s fun to color!  And more than just being fun, it can be a low cost way to relax and get a little stress relief by creating beautiful designs and colorful pictures.

I joined in on the fad this week too when I wanted a little quiet time of stress relief by sitting down and doing some coloring.  I dug my colored pencils out of storage and then started searching for some free printable coloring pages –  but instead ended up making my own!

{ Because that’s what I do around here – I make my own 🙂 }

I came across a site called colormandala.com that’s a free online tool that let’s you create your own geometric designs to print off and color.  When you choose their “Design New” option, you get to “Add Shapes” and “Clone Shapes” and start building your own designs.  It takes a little bit of fiddling to figure out what to do, but once you get the hang of it, it’s kind of cool!  Here’s one of the designs I came up with and you can click this link if you would like to print it:  The Make Your Own Zone Printable Coloring Design

How to make and print your own coloring pages using colormandala.com

The design seemed a little small to me when I first printed it off as it didn’t fill up my entire sheet or printer paper – BUT – once I started coloring I decided it was in fact a very manageable size for coloring that let me finish my design in the amount of time I had available that day.

Another fun option off their main menu is the “Color” option that let’s you choose from one of their premade designs and then virtually fill it in with color.  A nice option if you don’t have any markers, colored pencils, or crayons around.  I played around with that for a while too and colored this pretty little design:

mandala 550

If you’re not quite feeling up to the task of making your own designs on colormandala.com, there are lots of ready-made adult coloring pages to print for free online as well.  Here’s a few sites to check out:

Parade.com Free Coloring Pages –  A selection of free coloring pages to download from some of the popular adult coloring books, including the very popular Secret Garden Coloring Books.

Coloring Pages For Adults.com –  Lots of categories of pages to choose from and print.

Easy Peasy and Fun – There are several free pages to print on this blog if you look around a bit.  A few of my favorites are the peacock, the flower swirl, and the dream catcher.

Crayola.com Coloring Pages – Has a category with a few adult coloring pages and of course lots of free coloring pages to print for the kids too.

So give yourself the treat of a little quiet time enjoying the fun of patterns, designs, and colors.  You might discover (as I usually do) that the time flies by!

Design and print your own adult coloring pages - plus ideas for lots of free printables too!

You might also like to read Make Your Own Watercolor Paints – another fun and relaxing way to play with color

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  1. I’m looking for a free blog or free website to upload my mandalas and patterns for others to colour, but something fairly easy for me to figure out as I go lol. Ive never had a blog or a website. I am an artist though 😀 As much as I love mandalas, I want there to be an actual pattern category. So I figured.. Why don’t I offer both on a blog or a site? What’s the best, in your opinion? Thx!

    1. A blog is usually something that is updated very regularly with new content, whereas a website is more often set up with the needed informational pages but is not intended to be an ongoing writing of new content. So if you are continually making new mandalas, you could go with the blog format.

    1. I’ve tried a few things to convert images to coloring pages, but haven’t yet found anything I’m really happy with. One option that’s not too bad is using the free photo editing site ipiccy.com. Upload your photo, click on the “photo effects” icon on the top bar (it looks like a wand with stars). Once you are in the photo effects, choose the “Pencil Sketch” option. This will turn your photo into a format that looks like a black & white pencil sketch, which could then be used like a coloring page.