Am I going dotty...? ! ?

@sueznewz2 (9736)
Alicante, Spain
October 29, 2017 10:21am CST
not in the way you're thinking..., i'm talking about Dot -to-dot puzzles. Just recently there has been a  renewed interest in retro puzzle's and of course adult colouring.... I know it's  not to everyones liking...  but,  I enjoy the adult colouring patterns..., and as as a child spent many hours doing the dot-to-dot puzzles.  The other one I enjoyed was colouring in a paper, that was divided into odd shapes..,  some had dots in, some didn't. .. and you had to colour in the ones with dots in them...,   sometimes  they had different numbers in the shapes too,  the numbers  corresponded to a colour key at the bottom of the page..and when you had finished colouring it in, it revealed a scene of some sort ... hours of fun ... for me, and hours of quiet for my mum and dad ,lol. Do you remember them...?   see the photo collage above... it may help you to remember... You can buy books with these puzzles in...,  but you can also down load them free from the internet... and if you are really keen you can get a dot to dot app for your smart phone ..lol.. I probably won't rush out and buy one,  but, they did bring back some happy childhood memories... I have got some nice crayons and felt tip pens,   and .. a lovely book of mandala adult colouring patterns..., which I use from time to time, so I'll stick with them.
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@jaboUK (53402)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct
As you like that you might enjoy HANJIE - they are puzzles that you colour in depending on how many squares are to be filled in on each line. You can get them in W.H.Smiths. I do them a lot.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Oct
sounds interesting..thanks janet @jaboUK i'll look the next time I'm there
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@GardenGerty (96731)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
That would be interesting @jaboUK.
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@jaboUK (53402)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct
@GardenGerty Yes they are very enjoyable puzzles.
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Oct
I bought some adult coloring books but so far I have not had time t do any coloring. lol
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Oct
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@paigea (21756)
• Canada
29 Oct
I did enjoy them somewhat as a child.
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@Corbin5 (100210)
• United States
29 Oct
I think so many are benefiting from the variety of coloring activities available for adults.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Oct
I agree...it can be very rflaxing and therapeutic
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@marlina (71306)
• Canada
29 Oct
I remember those and I did enjoy them when I was younger, but not anymore.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
I'm afraid I can't conjure up any enthusiasm at all for colouring in. I'll stick to my Sudoku.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Oct
im rubbish at those sudoku...
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
@sueznewz2 I like cryptic crosswords too.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Oct
@JudyEv I'm rubbish at them too lol... I like kriss cross and word searches and anagrams..
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@just4him (110245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
I have several coloring books and love them, though I don't color very often. I also have a mandala one, it was the first one I bought. I have finished a couple of pages in it.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Oct
That's good... I also bought one with scripture texts that you colour in..
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@just4him (110245)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Oct
@sueznewz2 I got one like that for Christmas last year from my son's girlfriend.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Oct
@just4him that was nice of her...
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@nangayo (2340)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 Oct
I remember this and I really enjoyed coloring them. they used to come with the newspapers during weekends and it really kept us kids busy.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Oct
that's right... @nangayo
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@GardenGerty (96731)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Oct
We use simple versions of these puzzles with our students, and mazes as well. Also puzzle that may read: Make a red x over the first man. Put a green zigzag line under the third building, etc. These puzzles are great to help them follow instructions, count numbers, pay attention. They relax, but still learn.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Nov
that's good ... I think if you're relaxed it helps you to learn better...
@Juliaacv (29000)
• Canada
29 Oct
The summer that I turned 12 I did a lot of that type of art. I used to get the poster-sized ones that came in a canister and had velvet (it was the 70's) on the edges. I did so very much of it that I probably couldn't do another one if you paid me to though. That was a bad summer, I was really ill and there wasn't anything else that I could do besides sleep. They have really become the rage for adults today though.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Oct
yes they have...
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@silvermist (19905)
• India
29 Oct
Pinterest.
I remember the times I have been ''Dotty'' too.Even now I try to solve puzzles like help the kitten to find a way out etc. I like the idea of adult coloring book.
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@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
29 Oct
Yes I remember this type of puzzle as well..
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@responsiveme (14476)
• India
4 Nov
Oooh this brings back memories...Loved thedot to dot where you join them to get a picture.
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@LadyDuck (147879)
• Switzerland
30 Oct
I remember coloring books when I was a kid and also those colouring patterns with numbers. I never liked them.
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