National Coloring Book Day : something for everyone to relax, color and enjoy

by Fred Showker

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Summer Reading Here we are in the heat of the summer, and we're coming up on National Coloring Day! No matter where you are or what you're doing, it's a refreshing treat to dig into those crayons, colored pencils, markers or your favorite media and do some art. When you get involved and sail into that coloring 'zone' your troubles just drift away. If you need a little help getting ideas or getting started -- or if you've got some bored kids on your hands, have at any of the free samples below. If you get the fever, just check out any of these great coloring books from Dover!

Below, we'll share a couple dozen free pages you can download, ready to color! Happy coloring . . .

Amazon Animals: A Coloring Book with a Hidden Picture Twist

National Coloring Day These 28 adventure-filled illustrations offer realistic depictions of Amazon wildlife, from anacondas and jaguars to toucans and tarantulas. A hidden picture component running throughout the book adds to the creative challenge. Answers are included. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
UGNN Full story : Animals: A Coloring Book with a Hidden Picture Twist By: Jan Sovak
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Paisley Mandalas: Designs with a Splash of Color

National Coloring Day Combining the hypnotic allure of mandala designs with the ever-popular appeal of paisley prints, these full-page patterns promise hours of imaginative coloring. The specially designed illustrations feature outlines in a rainbow of hues that will make your finished images a kaleidoscope of colors! Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists
UGNN Full story : Creative Haven Paisley Mandalas: Designs with a Splash of Color By: Shala Kerrigan
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SeaScapes Coloring Book

National Coloring Day Inspired by the natural beauty of the ocean's waters and the distinctive shapes, sizes, and colors of its denizens, this coloring book features 31 images of marine life. Drawings of moon jellyfish, sea dragons, blue sharks, manatees, blue whales, and other sea creatures combine to create picture-perfect allover patterns.
UGNN Full story : Creative Haven SeaScapes Coloring Book By: Patricia J. Wynne
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Dover Masterworks: Color Your Own Still Life Paintings

National Coloring Day 10 day free trial Thirty compositions, skillfully rendered in black-and-white, give would-be artists of all ages a chance to re-create — or even transform — lovely fruit and floral arrangements. Illustrations based on works by major artists of the past five centuries include paintings by Pissarro, Renoir, van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Rousseau, Matisse, and other masters.
      From great works of the Italian Renaissance to masterpieces from the Impressionist movement, the Dover Masterworks series offers more experienced colorists the opportunity to re-create some of the world's most famous paintings. The illustrations are printed on only one side of perforated pages, making it easy for artists to remove and display their finished pieces. The original paintings are included in full color on the inside covers for reference.
UGNN Full story : Dover Masterworks: Color Your Own Still Life Paintings By: Marty Noble
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Mandala Techellations Coloring Book

National Coloring Day Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. If you've ever seen Tibetan Monks working on one of these with colored sand, you would appreciate this coloring book!
      Sophisticated colorists with an eye for geometric designs as well as those who savor the entrancing lure of circular images will adore these full-page patterns. Cubes, stars, ovals, triangles, diamonds, and other shapes explode into over 30 swirling mandalas.
UGNN Full story : Creative Haven Mandala Techellations Coloring Book By: John Wik
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Art Nouveau Patterns Coloring Book

National Coloring Day Set your imagination free with this mesmerizing gallery of full-page illustrations. Your creativity will be challenged by 31 Art Nouveau–inspired patterns that pulse with the dynamic, undulating, and flowing characteristics of the famed late-19th-century style. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
UGNN Full story : Creative Haven Art Nouveau Patterns Coloring Book By: Marty Noble
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Floral Designs Coloring Book

National Coloring Day Fresh from a fantasy garden, these 31 full-page patterns feature lush roses, dozens of daffodils, sprays of poppies, butterfly-bedizened sunflowers, and clusters of water lilies and dragonflies.
      Each illustration includes a fanciful floral border. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
UGNN Full story : Creative Haven Floral Designs Coloring Book By: Jessica Mazurkiewicz
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SPARK -- Cool Cats Coloring Book

National Coloring Day Get ready for the coolest cats around!
      Thirty inspiring illustrations feature curious felines catching fish, chasing butterflies, playing with balls, floating balloons, and enjoying other playful activities. Each dynamic drawing will have creative kids purring with excitement. Features perforated pages printed on one side only for easy removal and display plus a bonus "Draw Your Own" page. Cool Cats Coloring Book and other Spark titles offer a wide variety of engaging activities that will foster creativity in children ages 6 to 10.
UGNN Full story : SPARK -- Cool Cats Coloring Book By: Noelle Dahlen
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Dogs Draw and Color

National Coloring Day A MUST for all dog lovers! This first-rate guide provides step-by-step instructions to illustrate 15 breeds: Boxer, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Schnauzer, and more. There are complete, ready-to-color illustrations for each dog — use the color guides on the inside covers for inspiration. Plus, 30 perforated practice pages are included.
UGNN Full story : Creative Haven Dogs Draw and Color By: John Green
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See : thousands of free coloring pages

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Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
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