15 Coloring Books For Adults That Will Make You Seriously Nostalgic For Your Childhood
Adult coloring books are still around, even if you don't hear about them nearly as much as you did when the fad first exploded a few years ago. Nowadays, there are plenty of nostalgic coloring books out there to remind you of the simpler times, when the worst thing a president could conceivably do was have an affair with an intern.
Think about your favorite childhood fandom. I can almost guarantee you that you can find a coloring book based on it somewhere. As publishers and producers continue to capitalize on the pop culture mainstays of our youth — I'm looking at you, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power — it becomes ever easier to find coloring books based on our favorite things, from Nicktoons to Muppets to Lisa Frank.
Not all of the 15 coloring books on the list below will tug at your nostalgic heartstrings. Some might be from TV shows and movies that are just a little too old for you, while others may be be based on media phenomena you somehow missed watching as a kid. That's OK! If I've totally ignored your favorite nostalgic coloring book, be sure to drop me a line on Twitter.
'The Splat: Coloring the '90s'
'Lisa Frank Giant Coloring & Activity Book — Puppy Love'
Nineties babies will remember the age of Lisa Frank EVERYTHING, and now I'm wondering whatever happened to my insulated Sandy the Seal lunchbag . . . Anyway! Flex your rainbow ~aesthetic~ with this Lisa Frank Giant Coloring & Activity Book.
'Hello Kitty & Friends Coloring Book'
Growing up in my tiny hometown, there was only one store — a hardware store and pharmacy, if you can believe it — that sold Sanrio merchandise, and I bought so much Keroppi, Badtz-Maru, and Chococat swag that I still own some of it today. If you were a Sanrio fan, you'll love this Hello Kitty & Friends Coloring Book.
'Art of Coloring: Disney Animals'
'Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery'
More than 20 years after it first appeared in print, Harry Potter is still very much part of our popular culture. There's no way to relive the magic of reading the books and seeing the movies for the first time, but Harry Potter: A Cinematic Gallery comes close to replicating it.
'The Dr. Seuss Coloring Book'
'Where's Waldo? The Coloring Book'
'Art of Coloring: Disney Villains'
'The Little Prince Coloring Book'
'The Art of Rainbow Brite Coloring Book'
'Here Come the Shirt Tales Coloring Book'
'Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book'
Even if kids today aren't as obsessed with dinosaurs as we were, our affinity for the giant lizards of yesteryear has not waned in the 25 years since Jurassic Park first hit theaters. Check out the Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book to relive your childhood dreams of running wild with dinosaurs.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book'
'Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Adult Coloring Book'
'Dungeons & Dragons Adventures Outlined Coloring Book'
For more than four decades, Dungeons & Dragons has entertained nerds of all ages. Whether you grew up playing or just started enjoying the geek life as an adult, you can enjoy 44 years of classic monsters and missions in the new Dungeons & Dragons Adventures Outlined Coloring Book.