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Don’t Miss These Crayola Deals on Amazon

There are some great deals on Crayola products on Amazon.com, especially if you’re a Prime member who can get free shipping with add-on items!

A 50 count box of Crayola colored pencils for $5.27 is an amazing price! Consider buying extra to keep on hand for gifts throughout the year. It’s an add-on item, but who can’t easily spend half their paycheck on Amazon?

This Crayola Escapes adult coloring kit is just $5.87 as an add-on item. It includes 50 Colored Pencils, 12 Watercolor Color Pencils, and 12 11 x 17 inch premium coloring pages
created by renowned artist Claudia Nice. Color Escapes kits normally sell for $24.99 on the Crayola website, so this is a total steal!

This Crayola Geoscapes kit is selling for $3.99 as an add-on item and includes 20 markers with 20 adult coloring pages.

Dollar Tree’s “Color Your Own Greeting Cards” Are a Surprisingly Good Value

I love Dollar Tree, but haven’t been a fan of their adult coloring books due to the substandard paper quality. However, during my last few trips, I’ve noticed they are starting to stock “Color Your Own Greeting Cards” that are a surprisingly good deal. For $1, you can pick up a package of two cards with foil printed designs. The cards are blank on the inside, which makes them perfect for personalizing however you see fit. The included envelopes are plain white, but could be embellished with color your own stickers, washi tape, or hand drawn doodles if you wanted.

The “You’re the Best” card in this post was one I colored for Mother’s Day. The “Thinking of You” card was sent as a sympathy card for a friend who has been going through a tough time. Both were colored using glitter gel pens. (You’d want to avoid markers on these due to the bleed through, but colored pencils should be fine if that’s what you prefer.)

I found my “Color Your Own Greeting Cards” packs in a display by the cash register, but all Dollar Tree stores are a little different. Ask a salesclerk for help if you can’t find them locally.

If you’d rather make your own cards, check out the following ideas:

Dollar Tree Shopping: What to Buy to Support Your Adult Coloring Habit

Dollar Tree’s business model lends itself to impulse buys. When everything is just $1, it’s tempting just to throw items in your cart and not give it a second thought. However, if you’re thinking about buying adult coloring books at Dollar Tree, I’d have to urge you to take a pass. Even though they’re only $1, it’s better to save your money and buy some nice paper and ink for use with your favorite free adult coloring pages.

Here’s what’s wrong with Dollar Tree’s adult coloring books:

  • The paper is thin.
  • Some of the books use paper with a slight grayish or yellowish tint instead of the crisp white paper you’ll find in higher quality books.
  • Most pages are double sided.
  • Very few books have perforated pages, making them hard to remove when you’re done.
  • The books use clip art instead of original illustrations.

The only time I’d recommend buying Dollar Tree’s books is if you have no access to a printer and you only use colored pencils so you’re not worried about bleed through. Even then, I’d still recommend only buying one or two of your favorites.

That being said, you can still find some nice items at the Dollar Tree to support your adult coloring obsession. If you’re looking for a way to organize your collection, they have an endless supply of colorful plastic cups and bins. There are also binders for storing your finished pages, folders, and pencil pouches. The adorable bunny pouch featured at the top of this post was one I purchased on my last Dollar Tree run.

Save Big on Adult Coloring Books at Amazon!

If your Black Friday wish list includes adult coloring books, you’re in luck!

Amazon is running a sale from now until November 28 to save $10 off $25 or more in book purchases with the promo code HOLIDAYBOOK.

This code will work with any print book purchase–including adult coloring books! To sweeten the deal, I found three titles with coupons that will work in combination with the $10 off code. (Valentina Harper is one of my favorite artists, so I purchased all three as an early Christmas present for myself!)

Creative Coloring: A Second Cup of Inspirations by Valentina Harper has a coupon to save $5 off the $8.36 list price.

Creative Coloring Flowers by Valentina Harper has a coupon to save an added 33% off the $6.53 list price.

Color Your Own Stickers: Nature by Valentina Harper has a coupon to save an added 33% off the list price of $7.70.

Unique Adult Coloring Gifts for the Holidays for Under $30

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The holiday season is fast approaching. Get a jump start on your shopping by checking out some of the amazing adult coloring themed gifts on Amazon. Priced at $30 or less, these budget-friendly treats showcase the wide range of materials that can be colored. They’re perfect for both beginning and experienced colorists, so don’t feel guilty if you decide to buy something for yourself in the process!

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Mindware’s color your own porcelain vases kit includes three small vases to color, bake, and display. Six porcelain markers are provided, giving your favorite colorist everything she needs to express her creativity.

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A color your own pillow case lets your gift recipient show off her artistic talents in a unique way. Several different designs are available, all of which fit an 18″ pillow insert.

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Funky socks are the perfect way to add pizzazz to a boring outfit. Encourage your favorite colorist to showcase her unique sense of style with these color-in socks from Crayola. One size fits most adults and the kit comes with four fabric markers.

pouchWhen finished, this floral print color your own pouch could be used as a makeup bag, pen case, or portable first aid kit. As an added bonus, 10 gel pens are included with your purchase.

deskcalendar

Pretty and practical, this color your own desk calendar gives the recipient a new work of art to tackle each day.
lunchbag

Taking your lunch to work in a stylish tote you colored yourself makes brown bagging it more fun. This extra large neoprene lunch tote from Rosella is easy to carry and keeps food cool for several hours.

coffeeEveryone knows you can’t start your day without a little caffeine. Treat your favorite coffee fanatic to this 17-ounce ceramic color your own coffee mug. Six different designs are available.

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This color your own puzzle is perfect for anyone who enjoys adult coloring books and jigsaw puzzles.

washitape

Any colorist will flip for this washi tape that can be used to customize everything from notebooks and envelopes to gift wrap.

canvas

Fans of Johanna Basford’s unique style will love a coloring canvas to display in their home. You can choose from Enchanted Forest, Lost Ocean, Magical Jungle, and Secret Garden designs.

Save 20% on ‘The Wynwood Coloring Book’

wynwood-coloring-book-10Artist and social entrepreneur Diego Orlandini has released The Wynwood Coloring Book, a stunning compilation of black and white pages inspired by renowned artists of the Wynwood community. Each page is an opportunity to reimagine the colors of the iconic street art displayed in one of the most recognized art districts in the world and to connect you to the thriving art
scene that has developed in Wynwood.

This adult coloring book features 64 pages on high-quality paper, including carefully curated Wynwood street art and a full-color directory with the name and information of the artists participating in the book. Made out of environmentally conscious wood-free paper, the book allows you to color to your heart’s desire without worry the markers will bleed.

The book is easily portable 8 x 8 inches, with an o-wire binding that makes it easy to color in the comfort of your home or even on-the- go. It is perfect for framing, coffee tables, and gifts. Simply relax, gather up all your creativity, and get ready to color for hours!

The book features some of the best artists who have decorated Wynwood, past and present. You will recognize many of these artists who have a strong presence, or you might learn from new rising talents who are equality representative of the Wynwood community.  Here’s the complete list:

  • wynwood-coloring-book-11Alex Senna
  • Alexander Mijares
  • Alice Mizrachi
  • Cernesto
  • Chris Riggs
  • Claudia La Bianca
  • Cori Hohër
  • Danielle Brutto & Molly Rose Freeman
  • Davel
  • Diana Conteras
  • Earl Funk
  • Elle
  • Entes y Pesimo
  • Erni Vales
  • Ever
  • Fallen Rose of 2Square
  • GG
  • Gonzo247
  • Indie 184
  • Ivan Roque
  • Jason Botkin
  • Jenny Perez
  • Jim Mahfood
  • Jorge Rodriguez
  • Krave
  • Lola Blu
  • Luis Valle
  • Makatron
  • Misha Tyutyunik
  • Nicole Salcedo
  • Patch Whisky
  • Pawn Price
  • Sheryo & The Yok
  • Stink Fish
  • Spear Torres
  • The London Police
  • Uncutt
  • Whut213
  • Will Rodriguez Graffx
  • Zosen Bandido & Mina Hamada

The Wynwood Coloring Book retails for $25 online at www.wynwoodcoloringbook.com and in various stores around Wynwood and elsewhere.  From now until July 11, you can save 20% with the exclusive coupon code simplyinspired.

The Wynwood Coloring Book has pledged to contribute part of the revenue to The Aimfully Foundation, whose mission is to place one thousand children in universities around the globe in the next five years. This means you can feel good about splurging on yet another book for your collection!

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Treat Your Valentine to a New Adult Coloring Book

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it! Instead of getting your loved one flowers and candy, why not pick up a cute love-themed adult coloring book instead? Amazon has several budget-friendly titles to pick from, but these are my personal favorites.

my valentineMy Valentine: Coloring Book for Adults Paperback

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Love You: Adult Coloring Book: The Perfect Coloring Book Gift to Express Love and Affection

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Joyful Hearts: Coloring Love
love you valentineLove You Valentine: The Gift of Colouring: The perfect anti-stress colouring book for Valentine’s Day

Get Early Bird Pricing on MiniMENTALS by Sue Chastain

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Sue Chastain is on a role! After releasing Whimsical Mandalas and Splendid Symmetry just a few months ago, she’s come up with a cute collection of adult coloring book pages you can tuck in your purse for on-the-go coloring fun.

You can purchase the MiniMENTALS On-the-Go Coloring Book on Amazon for $3.99 as part of a limited time “early bird” pricing promo that lasts until February 9. If you’d prefer the printable e-book version, head over to SuziQ Creations website.

If you’d like to virtually flip through the page before you buy, here’s a preview video Sue made showcasing all of the designs in this this fun collection.

Save 25% on Adult Coloring Books at Amazon

From now until December 14, Amazon is offering a 25% discount off the book of your choice. This means you can save even more on your favorite adult coloring books! (Amazon already has the lowest prices I’ve seen on most titles.)

To use this promotion, you must enter “25OFFBOOK” at checkout under the “gift cards & promotional codes” section to receive 25% off any ONE book, with a maximum discount of $10.

Can’t decide what to buy? Here’s a few items from my personal wish list:

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The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book

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Color Your Own Stickers: Mandalas

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Notes from the Universe: Enjoy the Journey

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Creative Haven Midnight Garden

Snag a Rare Michael’s Coupon for 25% off Adult Coloring Books

ellen-michaels-books-1Did you happen to see Ellen’s segment on adult coloring books last week? If not, you can watch on her website. It’s absolutely hysterical and it includes a special perk for adult colorists — a printable coupon good for 25% off your entire purchase of adult coloring books including sale items. This is a great deal since Michael’s doesn’t normally allow coupons on their books and they have a fairly large selection of titles to pick from. The coupon is only valid through November 11, so don’t delay!