These butterfly coloring pages will keep kids coloring happily this summer.  Fill your fridge door with a rainbow of beautiful colors! You’ll find some simple butterfly drawings and some detailed zentangle butterflies for teens and adults too. These easy butterfly coloring pages are all free printable pdf files. They are perfect for both the home and the classroom.

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——> Download Butterfly Coloring Page

Monarch Butterfly Coloring Page

Do you know someone who loves butterflies? With their brilliant orange and black wings, monarch butterflies are probably the most iconic of these beautiful insects. Their colors are more than decoration. The bright orange surrounded by black, almost creating a stained glass effect, is meant to warn birds and other animals that it’s toxic to eat.

colored monarch butterfly

Did you know that the colors in a butterfly’s wings are mostly caused by melanin, the same thing that creates our own skin tones, tans, and freckles? Their wing patterns are almost always symmetrical, except for small differences from side to side – kind of like us!

Supplies for butterfly coloring pages

Ready to color your monarch butterfly? Grab your most vivid orange and go! We like to experiment with contrast. Next, pick your background colors. A light blue makes a great sky color, and yellow or red flowers really pop. Or try a yellow background and purple flowers!

monarch butterfly not colored
Download —> Monarch Butterfly 

You might color the background first. Then add your orange and other bright colors in later. This can help prevent smudges if you’re using soft crayons or pastels. But if you’re really ambitious, try printing this on a heavier-weight paper and using watercolors!

More Free Printable Butterfly Coloring Pages

One of the most fun parts of coloring with a butterfly drawing outline is that everyone makes a picture of their own. In the end, the choice is up to you!

This butterfly drawing for kids is a simple coloring sheet perfect for preschoolers. The simple design will help them work on their fine motor skills.

flowers butterflies sun printable coloring page
These cute butterflies are perfect for young kids to color.

Download —> Simple Flowers and Cute Butterfly Coloring Pages

zentangle butterfly
So much detail! Color will really make this printable pop.

Download —> Zentangle butterfly

multiple butterflies on sheet
There are so many butterflies to color on this sheet.

Download –> Butterflies Coloring Sheet

butterfly with intricate design
Come on, moms and dads, have a go at this intricate butterfly coloring page.

Download –> Butterfly Coloring Sheet

butterflies and flowers
More butterfly coloring fun!

Download —> Flower Butterfly Coloring Page

Coloring Pages Are Fun!

Are you looking for more free printable coloring pages for kids? We have so many coloring sheets for small children and older kids and even adults.

Make coloring time a family affair! Are your kids are looking for more fancy, detailed, or difficult pages to work on? We have a whole collection of amazing coloring pages for teenagers. These full-size outlines are sure to challenge your older kids and result in gorgeous art.

Finally, don’t forget to download a free pdf coloring sheet for yourself! Mandala coloring pages are great stress relief and a method of relaxation for all ages. I especially love coloring flowers. Kids love coloring these unicorn coloring pages.

Butterfly Crafts

Butterflies make a great crafting theme. Try these crafts:

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  1. Thanks for these beautiful butterfly sheets! This is perfect for finding ways to entertain my son!

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