Butterflies are always fun to draw and colour. You can be creative with colours and patterns, and there is a little learning involved as you focus on symmetry.
Are you looking for butterfly coloring pages for kids? We have got you covered!
Today we have a fun butterfly themed printable pack to share with you, featuring 16 pages of printable butterfly colouring pages and activity sheets for kids of all ages.
You can download the PDF files to print at the end of this blog post.
This pack includes:
- 3 pages of large butterflies to colour
- 2 pages of butterflies to decorate
- 1 butterfly in flight
- 1 caterpillar
- 1 page of small butterflies to colour
- 1 page to fill with your own butterfly drawings
Updated for 2022:
- 7 more butterfly coloring pages for kids
- How to draw a butterfly printable activities
- Butterfly color by number
Lets go through a preview of all the butterfly coloring sheet pages, but you will probably want to print the PDF version for better quality.
Color and decorate your butterflies – butterfly coloring page
Color these two beautiful butterflies, will they be the same of different?
These butterfly templates could be decorated in so many different ways, using different mediums and materials to decorate the wings – whatever you like!
Pom poms, glitter or ripped tissue paper would all work well to make your own butterfly crafts – there are so many ways!
Design Your Own Butterflies Coloring Pages
Use these printable butterfly outline templates to design your own butterflies, decorating the wings using symmetrical patterns.
Butterfly in flight coloring page
This butterfly is fluttering and flying in the sky. Kids can grab their crayons and pencils in their favorite colors to fill in the wings and make her even more beautiful.
Caterpillar Coloring Page
Of course, you can’t forget the butterflies humble beginnings as a caterpillar so I had to include just one caterpillar colouring page too!
It’s fun to learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly – from a tiny egg into a caterpillar, into a cucoon and blossoming into a beautiful butterfly.
Compliment your caterpillar coloring with some caterpillar crafts. The most famous book to talk about the change from caterpillar into butterfly, is of course the Hungry Caterpillar
- Paper Plate Caterpillars
- Cupcake Liner The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Egg Carton Craft
- Healthy Caterpillar Snack for Kids
And finally, some more small butterflies to colour and to draw
Butterfly Drawing Prompts
This butterfly drawing prompt page has plenty of empty space for children to use their imagination and fill in the blank space with lots of beautiful butterfly pictures to celebrate our colorful world.
Even the youngest family members can have a go at drawing some gorgeous butterflies on this page.
It’s always fun to have a go at drawing your own butterflies as well as colouring the pictures provided.
Butterfly coloring pages are great for mindful coloring, the more detailed butterfly coloring pages are perfect for older kids and the cute simple butterflies are brilliant for toddlers and small children.
Coloring is an ideal activity for all ages – helping to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, color recognition, and offering an opportunity for calming and grounding to help kids regulate.
Butterfly Coloring Sheets Pack 2
The butterfly coloring pages below are in the second PDF added 2022
Color the beautiful shapes and patterns on the butterflies wings.
Color the gorgeous butterfly wings with detailed designs
Color this big butterfly picture
Did you know? The largest butterfly in the world is Queen Alexandra’s birdwing. It’s found in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.
And on the other side – the smallest butterfly is the Western Pygmy blue butterfly.
Color these three pretty butterflies
Color these four cute butterflies
Color these six butterflies with detailed patterns, in beautiful colors however you like. It’s great stress relief for moms to join in with the coloring too!
Color these butterflies in the leaves, and their little ladybug friend. This page has intricate designs and lots of detail.
Some of the most common butterflies found in the US and the UK are the cabbage white, and the meadow brown.
Considered one of the most beautiful is the Blue morpho, because of it’s striking blue color
Sadly, some of our butterfly species who used to be common are now endangered – like the Monarch butterfly. It’s really important to be careful around butterflies and help to protect them!
How to Draw a Butterfly Printable Activity Page
Use the grid to copy the butterfly pictures, making sure to keep the contents of each grid square the same on your own picture.
Use the blank grid to complete your butterfly pictures
Butterfly Color by Number Page
You might also like our Spring Scavenger Hunt printable to find and color all kinds of nature things we can find in our gardens – nature animals birds plants, what else can you find in the Spring?
Free Printable Colouring Pages and Activity Sheets
Looking for more free printable coloring pages for kids? We have coloring activities for all kinds of the most popular themes and characters here on In The Playroom.
You can see a few of our free printables below, but we have hundreds so take a browse around and be sure to stock up on printer paper!
- TMNT printable activity sheets
- Big Hero 6 Printable activity sheets
- Space colouring pages
- Winter clothing colouring pages
- Snowflake colouring pages
- The Cutest Mermaid Coloring Pages for Kids
- 30 Frozen Coloring Pages (Elsa, Anna, Olaf and more!)
Extend the butterfly theme even further, from butterfly coloring and drawing into butterfly crafts with the kids. Here are a few simple and fun ideas for easy butterfly crafts.
- Toilet roll & cup cake liner butterflies
- Tissue Paper Butterflies
- Butterfly and bug crafts
- Butterfly Sun Catchers
Download Butterfly Coloring PDF
The free printable butterfly coloring pages for kids are split across multiple PDF files, (as we keep adding more butterfly coloring printable sets) you can download all of these butterfly images below.
Click the download button for your free instant digital download of the PDF files.
This file will download as a PDF, and then you can to print all of the pages, or whichever ones you prefer if it’s just specific ones you want – or need multiples of certain pages.
Butterfly Coloring Pages Pack 1
Butterfly Coloring Pages Pack 2
How to Draw a Butterfly PDF
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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.