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Paint by Number’s All Grown Up

Bring out your inner child with April Coloring’s elaborate kits.

April Coloring

Paint by Numbers

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April Coloring may look and sound like a paint-by-numbers coloring app, but after using it for a few minutes, you’ll find it secretly doubles as a meditative experience—and an incredible way to de-stress.

That’s because it’s impossible to make a mistake in April’s world. There’s no danger of coloring outside the lines or picking the wrong hues. Just open it up to color away your stresses.

To get started, select an illustration from the menu. Then, using your finger or Apple Pencil, zoom in, tap a section, and begin shading in the shape.

After meticulously coloring abstract shapes, zoom out to reveal your work of art.

The color is selected automatically based on the number, and areas throughout the canvas that require the same color will display with dots until you fill it. (Again: You can’t get it wrong. It’s a very powerful feeling, honestly.)

While many of the images are available to paint for free, a monthly or yearly subscription will open up access to the entire library (and get rid of ads).

Even with a subscription, though, you’ll need to hit a certain level to unlock some paintings. Just like in a videogame, level up by finding hidden stars within each design. Earn coins at each level to spend toward releasing certain images faster.

Still feeling impatient? You can buy extra coins with an in-app purchase.

    April Coloring

    Paint by Numbers

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