Six Supplies You Need to Start a Relaxing New Hobby

A person coloring in an adult coloring book

If you're looking for new ways to unleash your creativity and relieve stress, coloring might be the hobby for you. Ahead, an adult coloring book full of calming patterns, plus all the supplies you'll need including markers and Wite-Out pens. There's no reason not to try it!

Adult coloring book from Target photo

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Bliss Paisley Adult Coloring Book

Packed with more than 40 unique patterns, this adult coloring book will ensure you're relaxed and entertained for hours. It's small enough to fit in most handbags and has a flexible paperback cover, making it perfect for bringing along on road trips or passing time in a waiting room. (And there's no need to be shy about coloring in public; this stress-relieving hobby isn't just for kids.) The pages are made with high-quality paper to prevent bleeding and can be hung as stunning décor in your home. ($10; target.com)

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Wooden lap desk from Urban Outfitters photo

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Kikkerland Design Lap Desk

There's no need to confine your coloring hobby to a desk or the kitchen table. With this lap desk, you can draw and color while lying in bed, sitting on the couch, or even as you travel in a car or plane. It features a no-slip pine wood top with a soft microbead bottom for added comfort. The slotted section holds a tablet so you can listen to music while you color, but it's also a great place to store extra pencils. ($30; urbanoutfitters.com)

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30-Piece set of two-sided brush markers from Hobby Lobby photo

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Twin Tip Brush Markers

Fill your pages with bold hues with this water-based marker pack. It includes 30 different colors, and each marker is double sided. Use the fine-tip pen on one end for precise lines and to color in tight spaces and the brush marker on the other side to create smooth strokes over large areas. Thanks to their triangular shape you won't have to worry about them rolling away. Instead of keeping the markers in their bulky packaging, store them inside the pretty geometric cup featured below for easy access. ($17; hobbylobby.com)

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24-Pack of erasable colored pencils from Michaels photo

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Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils

These Crayola colored pencils might be a throwback to your childhood, but the classic coloring tools are even better now that they're erasable! This 24-pack comes pre-sharpened and is a great option for when you want a more subdued contrast to the bold colors made by markers. If you make a mistake, you can erase it away and start over. ($10; michaels.com)

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Two white correction pens by BIC from Office Depot photo

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Bic Wite-Out Correction Pen

You've probably used these Wite-Out pens to correct minor blunders on a paper or art project, but have you ever tried incorporating them in your design? White space can add gorgeous effects to your project. Each pen features needle-point tips for accuracy, and the ink dries quickly and evenly. Just in case you do accidentally slip outside the lines, you can always use them for their original purpose to cover up the stray marks. ($6; officedepot.com)

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Gold geometric pencil holder from Cost Plus World Market photo

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Kiara Pencil Cup

Instead of keeping your coloring supplies packed away in boxes, use this pencil cup to keep them organized and within arm's reach. Not only is it functional, its unique geometric design and shimmering gold finish will enhance your workspace. You may even want to get two and use one for markers and the other for colored pencils. ($10, usually $13; worldmarket.com)

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