If you’re on a budget, coloring is probably one of the most frugal hobbies around. As someone who has easily spent thousands of dollars on supplies for knitting, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and jewelry making, I know I could have saved myself a ton of money if I had jumped straight to coloring.
Sure, you can invest in top of the line pencils and markers designed for professional artists, but there are plenty of more affordable options. I’m personally a big fan of Sharpies and I recently joined a Facebook group for fans of coloring books for adults where several people mentioned loving Crayola colored pencils.
Most coloring books for adults are $15 or less, offering 100 or more designs for that price. There are also quite a few free printables, although I’d venture that purchased books are often more affordable if you take into account the high cost of printer ink and quality paper as well as the extra time required to find designs that fit your needs.
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[Image from Stress Less Coloring: Paisley Patterns]