Coloring Books For Adults Can Help You De_Stress. It turns out that adult coloring books can be used as something other than an ironic gift from Urban Outfitters. In Europe, more people are using coloring books to reduce stress _ so excuse us while we go find where we put our crayons. No, seriously. Contrary to what some may think, coloring is not just for kids.
Use good quality crayons (Crayola works well) for the best results. Making the fill color darker around the edges is a good technique for adding dimension. As you work, don't press too hard. It's better to add layers of color than to have too much color that you can't remove. Take care to color evenly and without causing color streaks. When you're finished, place a piece of scrap fabric over the coloring and iron the paper on a high setting. This will heat set the coloring and remove excess wax.