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Is scratching the new colouring for adults?

Image: Lago

Is scratching the new colouring for adults?

Grown-ups can now get in touch with their inner child by scratching their way to wellness

Is scratching the new colouring for adults?

Colouring books have been all the rage for grown ups for a while now, with people loving the creative and therapeutic benefits they provide.

Following on from this, Korean company Lago has taken another page from a popular children’s craft pastime – scratching. Called “Scratch Night View” their series features beautiful scenes of cities, which promise a stunning surprise view after specified areas are scratched off.

Image: Lago

Image: Lago


The clever design comes with a special board and a distinctive scratch pen “to help unveil the beauty hidden in the darkness!” The repetitiveness of the scratch strokes, coupled with an achievable end goal offers the same path to mindfulness that first captivated adult colouring fans.

Image: Lago

Image: Lago


The realisation that grown-ups love colouring books just as much as kids caused a boom in the market with publishers clamouring to meet demand. The result has seen countless artistic tomes popping up in bookshops spanning exotic landscapes, cute animals and intricate, relaxing mandalas.

We’re big fans of this phenomenon here at MiNDFOOD too, offering a beautiful page for your colouring pleasure every month.

Which children’s hobby do you think adults should adopt next? 

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2 Comments on Is scratching the new colouring for adults?

  • micht
    September 9, 2015 3:47 pm

    modelling clay/ play doh figurine making

  • jeanniebliss
    September 9, 2015 8:50 pm

    brilliant idea and I agree great relaxation therapy. Have not bought a book yet. But been doodling and colouring in white tissue boxes for home use. My arty friend said that is your best work,but I enjoyed the activity and display my creative work , mythical creatures and people appear from my doodling on paper do appear Ha ha

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