Why buy coloring books when you can download and print them free? We sorted through hundreds before narrowing the list to the best 5, one for each circumstance.
Name: My Alphabet Animals
Length: 27 pages
Download link: Color-your-own.com
Best for: The kid who’s just getting into letters but not that great at getting crayons between lines.
Name: The New York Botanical Garden Coloring Book
Length: 12 pages
Download link: Library.nyam.org
Best for: An adolescent watercolor user with an interest in waterlilies. Fun fact: Many world-class libraries and museums issue annual coloring books. A complete list can be found here.
Name: FDNY Official Fire Safety Activity Coloring Book
Length: 21 pages
Download link: Nyc.gov
Best for: The family who hasn’t yet realized that every firehouse seems to give freebies to children who stop by (plastic hats, coloring books, fire-themed puzzles and more).
Name: Printable Adult Coloring Pages
Length: 100s of individual pages for download
Download link: Freeprintableadultcoloringpages.com
Best for: The ‘old soul’ child who’s got the hand-eye coordination and attention span to match.
Name: Coloring For Grownups
Length: 10 pages
Download link: Coloringforgrownups.com
Best for: The adult looking to spend quality time with their kids and still walk away with fridge-worthy artwork of their own.