If you got caught up in the adult coloring book fad, you may have a bunch of coloring books that you no longer use. You could pass them along to some older elementary school-age children or preteens who may appreciate the challenge of the complicated designs.
(Really, I’ve been surprised by the enthusiasm some young kids have for these complicated designs. Yes, they color outside the lines or color over some of the patterned details, but they still enjoy themselves.)
If you find you still enjoy the meditative quality of coloring, there’s no reason to give up on it because the fad had passed. However, if coloring didn’t do anything for you, you don’t need to hold onto these books (or the markers or colored pencils).
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.