1. Jennifer Clark March 2, 2016 @ 11:52 am Reply

    I had ordered the color craze bookmarks, just because I thought they were cool and thought maybe my students in the library would think the same … boy did I miss judge … not only did my students think they were cool, they loved them and wanted all the patterns! I used the bookmarks as rewards when completing a state test that I was proctoring, something to keep them quiet while others were still testing … it worked out well, very well! I loved seeing both my teen gals and guys coloring! Very relaxing!

  2. Liz Bowie Liz Bowie March 3, 2016 @ 8:16 am Reply

    So happy to hear that, Jennifer! I love the way you’re using the bookmarks during testing! I’ll be sure to share this tip in our follow-up post. Upstart has new designs coming out in mid-March, so your teens will have new patterns to tackle. Thanks so much for your feedback—great ideas!

  3. Deanna Contrino March 4, 2016 @ 10:09 am Reply

    Tried several times to submit my best tips for running a coloring program using the form for a chance to win coloring program products but the website keeps giving me this message:

    “Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact the administrator by another method.”

    So here it is —

    We market it to our older students (7th and 8th graders) as a Friday Afternoon Decompression Session in the After Care program for older kids; they love it. They bring their jams and just let the cares of the week slip away as they color. It’s terrific and has continued to grow in popularity.

    • Liz Bowie Liz Bowie March 4, 2016 @ 10:23 am Reply

      Hi, Deanna,
      I’m sorry you’re having troubles with the form. Everything seems to be working on our end. Please email me at lizb@demco.com, and I’ll help you diagnose the problem and make sure you get entered in the contest. Thanks!

  4. Amy July 19, 2016 @ 6:05 pm Reply

    can you help me to make a document on to teach coloring students KG to upper class please tell 10 tips which we should do to teach coloring

    • Liz Bowie Liz Bowie August 16, 2016 @ 2:50 pm Reply

      Dear Amy,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post and are eager to add coloring to your library’s programming! I like your idea about creating a Color Craze Activity Guide to bring coloring to students. While we don’t have this guide up and running quite yet, I think you would enjoy hearing from fellow teachers who shared how they implemented coloring programs at their schools. Try The Librarian’s Ultimate Guide to Coloring Programs blog post. Thanks again for reaching out to us!

  5. Dee September 26, 2016 @ 11:24 am Reply

    In our corporate library, we have weekly/monthly discussions in the library regarding library/information topics and people are offered coloring supplies to use while we discuss. Some people bring the same picture and continue coloring each week/month, which encourages them to come back for more discussions.

  6. Nicole Matthew January 30, 2017 @ 9:11 pm Reply

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas!! I absolutely ♡ adult and kids together. What an awesome way to include all patrons.

    • Liz Bowie Liz Bowie February 2, 2017 @ 10:41 am Reply

      Thank you for the compliment! We are excited about your efforts to bring kids and adults together. Let us know how your coloring programs go!

  7. Flordeliza Bortters February 27, 2018 @ 6:58 pm Reply

    We have Stress Free Zone corner where adults can sit and color while waiting for their kids doing their homework. If coloring is not their cup of tea, then they can choose from variety of puzzles to complete. We looking to invest in some hand-held devices such as Slinkys. It is really fun, and the adults asks for more.

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