Coloring goes over big in my house. Cy will sometimes color/ draw pictures for hours on end. I am a big supporter of everyday art with children, including making art in some way everyday with them and using everyday materials. I don't mind using coloring books for art expression. But they do come with limitations, most importantly limiting expression and creativity to the picture at hand.
As we worked on our DIY cookie cutter coloring sheets Sage entertained himself by sitting on the floor in a big pile of the shape we weren't using putting the empty bucket over his head. A win for everyone this afternoon!
Keep it simple art doesn't always have to be an elaborate project. Let your child explore daily the endless opportunities for self expression and creativity- no matter the materials they use.