By Maggie Butler
Posted On: Sep 16, 2020
Sitting down with a coloring book or coloring pages has many surprising benefits including, but not limited, to lowering stress, aiding relaxation, boosting creativity and improving sleep and attention spans. Not to mention, it’s fun! Here are some Ohio-centered coloring books that allow you to learn more about the state in a creative way.
Ohio. Find It Here. Coloring Book
The Ohio. Find It Here. coloring book is full of coloring pages, mazes, games and historical tidbits about the state! Learn about the presidents, famous authors, state foods and wildlife while drawing.
The Columbus Coloring Book
What if the iconic Ohio corn statues were blue, or the Art sculpture near the Columbus College of Art and Design was purple? Let your imagination run wild as you fill in Columbus landmarks the way you see fit with Maura Amato’s coloring book.
Coloring Pages from NatterDoodle
If you thought the word "NatterDoodle" was fun, wait until you check out her coloring pages! This Columbus-based store offers digital downloads, perfect for people who want to start coloring right away! Designs range from Mother’s Day pages to self love mantras.
Ohio Scenic Rivers Activity Book
Discover what’s living in Ohio’s rivers and streams through the Ohio Scenic Rivers Activity Book! Featuring puzzles, fun facts and coloring pages illustrated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources very own Ryan Moss, this book will allow you to explore the water without ever getting wet.
The Columbus Ohio Coloring and Activity Books
Explore Columbus's unique neighborhoods from the comfort of your own home! Katie Baron has illustrated two Columbus coloring books detailing Clintonville, Downtown, German Village, the Short North, Italian Village, Olde Towne East, University District and Victorian Village. You’ll fall in love with Columbus all over again as you see this vibrant cities come to life on the page!
The New York Academy of Medicine has released #ColorOurCollections, coloring pages that explore libraries and their collections. One of the featured libraries is the University of Dayton. Channel your inner artist by coloring in this beautiful pieces of art featured at the university’s library. For a fun game, color in the pages how you think they should appear, then look up the original artwork and see how yours and the original match up!
For added fun, take a look at past coloring pages, like the "Lewis Carroll" coloring page from Cleveland Public Library.
Credit: This is Cleveland, Facebook
Cleveland Coloring Pages
Experience the vibrancy of Cleveland right from your own home! Download pages from artist Jeremy Smith that feature iconic landmarks and buildings that make up the city -- from the "Cleveland Script Sign" to "A Christmas Story House."
Coloring Book Pages from Art Of Justus
Maumee-based artist Greg Justus has created a series of free coloring pages perfect for this in-between virtual schooling. Add color to dinosaurs, animals from the Toledo Zoo or illuminate a lighthouse. And the best part? They're perfect for adults too!
MassMu Coloring Book
Take your coloring adventures to-go with the Massillon Museum Foldable Coloring Book from artist Lindsey J. Bryan. Color paintings, solve a maze or play the seek-and-find within its pages!