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6 Adult Coloring Books for a Relaxing Weekend

Bring out those colored pencils, crayons, and oil pastels—and color the stress away

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Photography: Jean Saturnino

Most of us take on hobbies to de-stress. There are those who join workshops and start crafting while there are a few who take care of succulents to pass the time. These activities help us forget negative vibes and give us an opportunity to enjoy some quiet time.

But do you know what else has been trending lately? Adult coloring books! With designs ranging from gardens and prints to cities and animals, these books have become instant must-haves! If you're looking for books that you can start with, we've got six recommendations below.

Express yourself and get those coloring materials ready!

Hue Can Do It and Hue Can Do It, Too!

See the works of 44 talented Filipino artists and illustrators and use your color pencils to bring these works to life! You can share this book with a friend or even a daughter who wants to try her hand at coloring as well.

P295, National Book Store.

P295, National Book Store.

Creative Coloring Birds

Have you always admired the lovely colors of exotic birds? You may want to check out this book that features peacocks, pelicans, toucans, and flamingos! Feel free to use your gel pens and water color to liven up the drawings.

P315, National Book Store.

Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups: Vintage Patterns

If you love mixing prints and patterns at home, then this book is definitely for you. It features over a hundred pages of different designs that capture the golden age of timeless vintage designs. Once you've finished a pattern, you can use it as a peg for your space. Better yet, have it framed and use it as wall accent!

P539, National Book Store.

Creative Coloring: Botanicals

These designs of intricate flowers, vines, and shrubs will surely transport you to a whimsical garden. Artist Valentina Harper even provides easy-to-follow tips on how to color her 30 designs of branches and blooms.

P315, National Book Store.

Let’s Color Away!

The mother and daughter tandem of Dindin and Teresa Lagdameo produced this one-of-a kind coloring book that features 12 coloring sheets printed on high-quality card paper. You can work on this book during lazy afternoons when you've finished all of your household chores.

P320, Color Away

Product photos courtesy of National Book Store

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