Originally published May 2, 2021 and updated August 11, 1023.
Take advantage of this comprehensive resource of more than 100 free printable coloring pages. You can print these coloring sheets for kids of all ages right away, grab your favorite crayons or color pencils and get to coloring.
I enjoy coloring now as an adult as much as I did as a child. All three of my children thought it was a fun way for us to spend quality time together being creative.
How do you make a coloring book at home?
Thanks to technology, it’s really not difficult to make your own coloring book, even if you’re not talented at drawing.
- You can draw shapes and images to create your own coloring pages. Use a black pen or marker to make the outline of the image. You can draw the image in pencil first and then out line it in black marker. Simple, bold designs are easiest to create.
- Once you create your design, scan it to keep as a printable pdf so that you can print and color the image over and over again.
- You can print out pdfs (like the ones below) to make coloring sheets.
- Whether you make your own cool designs or use printable pages, you can print them out on your own printer or take them to a print shop.
- While you can transfer the coloring images out on regular copy paper, it is better to use slightly heavier cardstock paper for a better coloring experience.
- Produce as many different sheets as you’d like. Take them to a copy shop to be bound or bind them yourself at home:
- Simply staple them together
- Glue the pages together one by one
- Use paper clamps to keep the pages together
- Stitch the the coloring book pages together
Free Printable Coloring Pages
What makes free printable coloring pages great?
- You can find wonderful designs online for free-eeeeeee!
- Coloring is a great activity for children of all ages and adults.
- You can use them immediately.
- Coloring can help adults relax and can help children relax and lead to a better night of sleep.
- You can choose to use your favorite colors or colors to express your emotions.
- Coloring is developmentally appropriate for young children and beneficial for adults.
- It develops and maintains fine motor skills.
- It nurtures attention span and focus.
- Improves hand eye coordination.
- It encourages creativity.
- Coloring is enjoyable and encourages your artistic side.
- These printable pages can be used over and over again by simply printing more copies.
Coloring Pages for Kids
- Snowman – 6 sheets with different snowman images to color
- Superhero – 16 different superhero coloring pages, including ones with female superheroes
- Rainbow Coloring & Activity Sheets – a variety of rainbow activities from Wondermom Wannabe
- Unicorn – a cute sheet for unicorn lovers from Life is Sweeter By Design
Dinosaur – Six dinosaur designs you can download and use right away. Plus 9 additional dinosaur activities for children of all ages.
Airplane – coming soon
Easter – 4 great coloring I-Spy sheets are a great way to celebrate. Includes an answer key.
New Year – The best collection of New Year sheets. Download these 10 fun designs right away to celebrate New Year’s Eve or day.
Valentine’s Day Printable – 13 Valentine’s Day printable designs for children & grown ups of all ages. Perfect as a fun activity or to give as Valentine’s cards.
Daniel and the Lions Den – Coloring pages with scripture verses.
Christmas Coloring Pages
Santa – 10 different style coloring pages with a Santa theme
Christmas Tree – 6 different designs for this special occassion
Reindeer – 18 reindeer coloring pages are appropriate for both children and grown ups and can be downloaded and printed right away for the holidays.
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Free Adult Coloring Pages
Camping – Three camping coloring designs for coloring for all ages.
Printable Flower Quotes – 8 coloring sheets with inspirational quotes from Sunshine Whispers
Colouring Pages for Adults – 9 pages of coloring sheets from the Flying Couponer
Flower – 4 sheets of flowers from Yes We Made This
Nature-Themed – 20 beautiful coloring pages from Sustain My Craft Habit
Calming Coloring for Moms – 4 designs from Sunshine Whispers
Sugar Skulls – 3 coloring pages from The Happy Printable
Images below are clickable links for these coloring books.
What’s the best website for free coloring pages?
- A reputable site, like this one, that collects available online resources and shares them all in one spot
- Crayola’s website – coloring pages for children in 21 different categories
- Crayola coloring for adults – 30 detailed coloring sheets
- Just Color Kids – pages with themes of animals, education, art, movies, Disney, Anime and more
- Fisher-Price – coloring pages with the themes of animals, letters of the alphabet and Fisher-Price Little People characters.
- Find a Free Printable – hundreds of coloring pages for both children and grown ups.
- National Geographic – coloring sheets with educational themes and detailed images
- PBS Kids – coloring pages from favorite PBS shows
- Faber-Castell – detailed coloring pages for grown ups broken into beginner, immediate and advanced
- The Spruce – thousands of coloring pages for grown ups from simple to complex
What you need to make printable coloring sheets
- Select the pdf downloads that you want.
- Print the designs out on paper.
- Choose whether to use as single blank coloring pages or whether you want to bind them together into a coloring book.
Expert Tips for Printing These Coloring Pages
How do I access the free download?
Fill in the form above. When you submit the form, you will immediately be sent an email from Organized 31 with a link to the free pdf. If you can’t find the welcome email after 3-4 minutes, check your spam folder. If you have any difficulty, you can email me and I’ll help you resolved any problems.
How do I print the pdf file?
The pdf usually opens right up when you click on the link in the email. When that happens, simply right click on the pdf and either print or save the document to your device.
If the pdf does not automatically open for you, you’ll most likely find it in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is located on your computer.
How can I use the printables (what restrictions are there on use)?
You can use these printable pdf files as many times as you’d like for your personal or classroom use. Please do not share the files with family, friends or coworkers. Please do share the link to this post so they can access their own copy of the printables. All printables are copyrighted.
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- Word Searches – 5+ holiday and other themed printable word search worksheets
- Memory Matching Games – 5+ memory matching game printable pdfs
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