Category Archives: Free Coloring Pages

Free Easter Coloring Pages for Adults

Easter is one of my favorite holidays! If you’re busy planning your celebration, why not try printing a few free coloring pages to get you in the holiday spirit? Coloring can be a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy and it’s much less messy than actually dyeing eggs. Add a few jars of colorful jellybeans and some marshmallow Peeps to snack on and you’re all set! (If you can’t decide what colors you want to use, I’d suggest checking out the Spring Pantone inspired color palettes.)

Red Ted Art has single Easter egg and multiple Easter egg coloring pages to print.

U Create Crafts has a “He Is Risen” page that pays tribute to the season.Jade Summer, one of my new favorite publishers, has a free sample page from their newly published Easter coloring book. (I have the digital version of this title and everything in it is adorable!)

Just Color has several Zentangle inspired pages with Easter themes. I love the idea of coloring the eggs and cutting them out to make a garland or place cards for your holiday meal.

Mum in the Madhouse  has Easter egg coloring pages with five different egg patterns to choose from.

The printable bunny coloring page from Mein Lila Park would be cute to use as gift wrap for small treats in an Easter basket when you’re finished coloring.

Dover Publications has six stained glass style free Easter coloring pages for adults to enjoy.

Snag a Free Adult Coloring Book from Jade Summer

Jade Summer, owned by Fritzen Publishing, offers a number of adult coloring books covering themes such as animals, flowers, Alice in Wonderland, and more. Visit their website for a number of free downloads, including a free PDF adult coloring book featuring their 50 best coloring pages. (You’ll need to sign up for their newsletter by clicking on the “Join our email list” to get the free book, but the newsletter gives you access to so many great samples that it’s well worth the effort.)

If you love the freebies in this great coloring book, Amazon has all of the Jade Summer titles available for purchase. Most sell for just $6.99, which makes them an affordable addition to your collection.

Getting Started With Grayscale Coloring: Tutorials and Free Sample Pages

Grayscale coloring is a new way to enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of adult coloring. Instead of coloring in a traditional line drawing, you are coloring over an image highlighted with different shades of gray. This gives you the look of shading in your finished picture without actually having to shade the colors yourself. For this reason, many people find that grayscale coloring pages are more forgiving of small mistakes than pages done with traditional line art.

Popular subjects for grayscale coloring pages include landscapes, animals, flowers, and fairytale or fantasy drawings. Grayscale coloring is most often done with colored pencils, but you may try using watercolors or markers. However, keep in mind that you want to use a coloring medium that will let the gray in the original image show through. Opaque mediums such as gel pens will cover up the details in a grayscale page, which is why they are typically only used for highlighting small areas.

Grayscale Coloring Tutorials

If you’re thinking about trying grayscale coloring for yourself, start with this short beginner video.

This video focuses on blending colors on grayscale pages.

If you want to color pages with people, you’ll find this skin tone video helpful.

Free Grayscale Coloring Pages

Canoe by Mountain Lake free grayscale coloring page from Coloring Pages Bliss

Free grayscale coloring page with fairy from Aurella Art

Free grayscale coloring page with fairy from Color Planer

Venice, Italy free grayscale coloring page from Sarah Renee Clark

Popular Grayscale Coloring Books 

Beautiful Nature

Adorable Animals

Enchanted Art

Animals Grayscale Coloring Book

Download a Free Color Combination Chart

If you love playing with unique color combinations, there’s a fabulous free download on the Sarah Renae Clark website that you’re going to want to snag ASAP.

This free adult coloring page features flowers you can use to test out different color combos on, as well as space to write down the names of the colors you like best.  There’s room for up to five colors per flower, with eight flowers per page.

In addition to helping to keep you organized, I think this is so much prettier than simply scribbling ideas on scrap paper!



Celebrating Mother’s Day with Crafts Made from Adult Coloring Book Pages

Most websites that talk about handmade Mother’s Day gifts have ideas for young children to make, but I think moms appreciate a sentimental DIY project no matter how old their children are.  (I know my mom has always been a sucker for a handmade gift!)

If you love adult coloring books, why not thank your mom for all she’s done to encourage your creative side by making a gift using on of your finished pages? Here are some ideas:

If you don’t already have a design in mind to use for your project, Coloring Life and Adult Coloring Worldwide have several free adult coloring pages for Mother’s Day.

[Photo is a colored page from Creative Coloring Inspirations: A Second Cup of Inspirations by Valentina Harper.]

Snag a Free Adult Coloring Book from Arteza

Arteza, a manufacturer of markers, colored pencils, and other art supplies, is offering a free 48-page adult coloring book on their website. You’ll need to provide your address and email after adding the freebie to your cart, but no payment method is needed to check out.

The selection of designs includes florals, abstract geometric patterns, mandalas, and more of beginner to intermediate level difficulty.  I’d take advantage of this free PDF coloring book offer ASAP, however, since there seems to be no expiration date listed.