On this page, you will find 23 all new Butterfly coloring pages that are completely free to print and download.
Butterflies are some of the most beautiful insects around. Their wings come in all different colors and patterns and people love to see them in their gardens and backyards.
Luckily there are thousands of species of butterflies, so you have a good chance of getting to observe their beauty.
Some people plant flowers specifically to attract butterflies. Seeing their beautiful colors is sure to brighten up anyone’s day, and coloring butterfly coloring pages is a great way to relieve stress.
The beauty and diversity of butterflies have made them one of our readers’ favorite things to color. This has created a demand for free butterfly coloring pages for you to enjoy.
So without further ado, here are all new butterfly coloring pages that you can download and print for free. Enjoy the intricacies of these coloring sheets and have fun making your masterpiece.
Butterfly Coloring Pages – All New Printable Sheets
Butterflies have such beautiful and intricate designs. This butterfly printable shows a butterfly with wing patterns that look a bit like giant eyes.
Although a butterfly’s eyes are really on its body, this wing pattern is thought to scare off predators by mimicking the eyes of a much larger creature.
This butterfly has interesting splotches all over its wings. It even has a couple of distinctive markings that look like hearts.
The butterfly has straight antennae and the swirls that form the background of this printable seem to be shooting right out of it.
This butterfly coloring sheet features a beautiful and delicate design that you can color.
The butterfly featured here has a really intricate wing design, and we think that some lovely subtle colors would be perfect for such a design.
We would also probably go for some lighter mediums such as watercolors for this one, as that would help to give the colors a lovely soft look to them.
Once you have colored this gorgeous butterfly, you can then have some fun coloring the background behind it, and there are so many ways that you could choose to do that!
A butterfly’s antenna is used to help them smell and balance. It also helps them to know where they are going while they fly.
This butterfly’s antennae are curled at the ends. It also has a darker colored pattern with white spots at the bottom of its wings
Did you know that butterflies actually have four wings instead of two? It is easier to see in this coloring sheet that a butterfly’s wings are divided by rear and hind wings.
When a butterfly flaps its wings, they all move in unison, making it appear that the butterfly only has two wings.
The design of this next butterfly is really cool and interesting. The design reminds us a bit of Aztec art, and for that reason we would probably use some brighter colors like yellows and reds if we were to color this one.
That is what we would choose for this page, and we think that would look great!
While you could go with our suggestion, it is one of many ways you could color this page. You should let your creativity be your guide as you choose the colors and mediums you want to bring this one to life.
This butterfly flutters through the air and has a polka dot pattern all over its wings.
The swirls in the background look a lot like Christmas lights, however, butterflies can’t actually fly when it is cold out. If the weather is below 55 degrees, a butterfly will be immobile.
The eye-like markings on a butterfly’s wings are actually called eyespots.
The eyespots on this butterfly’s wings somewhat resemble a snake, which might scare predators away! It also has uniquely striped patterns on its body.
This is an absolutely gorgeous butterfly that we have up next for you!
There are so many small details that work with one another to form some amazing patterns, and they will look even more stunning when you have added color.
This is one that we feel would work perfectly no matter what kind of color intensity you choose.
You could even try and mix various bright and mild colors into one image to make it look even more dynamic. We will be eager to see how you decide to color this beautiful specimen!
There are so many beautiful butterflies of all different shapes and sizes in the world.
Remember that all these butterfly coloring pages are completely free to print, so feel free to print as many as you want.
Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet? Their feet have little taste receptors to help them find their host plants or locate food.
This beautiful butterfly has landed on a leaf. She appears to be feeling around to see if it is something tasty to eat.
Next in our collection of free butterfly coloring pages for kids, we are featuring a butterfly with a really intricate design.
The pattern on the wings here is one we could imagine seeing on a real butterfly, and it really shows off the beauty that nature can provide.
In real life, butterflies will have symmetrical patterns on their wings, and that means that each side is a mirror image of the other.
You could go for that approach for this butterfly, or you could make each side look completely unique!
We love this butterfly printable for its simplicity. The black-tinged tips of the wings and four small eye-shaped patterns show a beautiful creature we hope to see in the wild.
Do you like to look for butterflies outside?
The patterns on a butterfly’s wings can be helpful in identifying the butterfly’s breed. Marsh fritillary butterflies have very intricate patterns on their wings, like in this butterfly printable.
We love the little flowers that curl around at the top and bottom of the page.
We love the curly design of the bottom half of the wings of this next butterfly. The top halves are a bit simpler in design, but there are still plenty of details that you could add some lovely colors to.
There are some twisty lines on these portions, and you could draw over them with colored pens or markers for one idea.
Then, for the background you could either use some solid colors or add some extra details and patterns that you can then add some color to. It’s up to you now, so what will you choose for this page?
Some of the beauty of butterfly wings comes from the fact that they are iridescent. Light passes through the butterfly wings and is reflected to make their colors look even more beautiful.
What beautiful colors will you add to this butterfly coloring sheet?
This butterfly’s tiny head appears to be in the shape of a heart. There are so many interesting and wonderful things you can notice when you study a butterfly closely.
You might get to see an all-new side to these creatures.
Here’s an unusual butterfly for you to color! This one has some stripes on the upper halves of the wings that remind us a bit of a tiger’s stripes.
If we were coloring this one, we would go with that theme and use some black and orange. That would look really cool, but it is far from the only way that you could color this one in.
In fact, this is another design that will look amazing no matter what kind of color scheme you choose! Will you go for a theme here or just go wild with colors?
The background of this coloring page looks a bit like a spider’s web. We hope this butterfly isn’t caught in a trap laid by a shifty spider.
Unfortunately, butterflies are one insect that spiders like to eat.
This butterfly flutters to land in a nice flower garden. Butterflies aren’t really thought of as speedy creatures because of how they float gracefully through the air.
However, a butterfly in flight can reach speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. That is definitely faster than we can run!
We have another stunning butterfly coloring printable for you to enjoy up next! The wings on this one are quite narrow compared to many of the others we have seen, but there is still plenty of detail to admire.
Even though there is some great detail, you could draw even more of your own into some of the empty spaces on the wings and body.
Even though this design is a bit simpler, there are so many ways you can take it to the next level with your creativity! We can’t wait to see how you color this wonderful page!
Some butterfly’s wings are tinged with black around the ends, like the one in this printable sheet. It could be a monarch butterfly, one of the most famous and iconic types of its species.
Have you ever seen a monarch butterfly in your backyard?
Flowers and butterflies go hand in hand. They both have beautiful and intricate patterns and designs and butterflies are attracted to brightly colored flowers.
We love this coloring sheet of a butterfly with one wing made up of flowers.
Next up, we have a design that is really striking, with lots of pointy and sharp angles. There are also a lot of details inside of the wing outlines, and it makes for a really loud image.
For that reason, we would go with this idea and use the brightest colors we have in order to create a picture that really catches the eye.
We would also use some paints or maybe colored markers to make the colors even brighter. That is what we think would suit this one, but as always it is up to you! Will you go bright and bold or make it more subdued?
This butterfly has interesting-looking antennae. Remember – when you finish your butterfly coloring pages, post your finished masterpiece onto our Facebook page.
Every month we pick the best uploads and the winner gets a special prize!
Some butterflies, like the one in this coloring page, have little tails on their hindwings.
It could be an insect know as the swallowtail butterfly. It just goes to show how many marvelous and unique butterflies there are in the world.
In contrast to some of the bolder pages we have seen so far in this collection, this one gives off a softer feeling because of how rounded the edges are.
That is why we think that some lighter colors would be great for this one. It’s another one we would also use some softer art mediums on in order to emphasize that more subtle approach.
That’s not to say that it wouldn’t look amazing with some brighter colors though! If you want to experiment, remember that you can print out multiple copies to try out different approaches.
Our coloring page designers put so much creativity into these printables. We love the heart-shaped designs on this butterfly’s top two wings.
The bottom two wings have a pattern that looks like a spider web.
This butterfly looks a little small compared to some of the other butterfly coloring pages. It still is able to create little gusts of wind with its wings.
Did you know that the world’s smallest butterfly is only about a half-inch long from wing to wing?
Did you know that butterflies pollinate just like bees do? They are attracted to brightly colored flowers that hold the most nectar.
These butterflies flutter around several bright flowers. One has perched itself on a flower’s landing pad and appears to be having a nice drink of nectar.
This butterfly coloring page features one of the most intricate designs we have seen so far! It can seem like an intimidating design to color, as it has lots of small areas that are quite sharp and twisty.
For that reason, we would again use soome colored markers, pens or paintbrushes with very small tips for this one.
These would give you a lot of control, and would allow you to do some amazing things with your colors!
How will you color this extraordinary butterfly?
This butterfly has an interesting mosaic-like pattern on its wings. The shapes twist and turn and once you color in this butterfly, there will be a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors on the page.
How will you design this butterfly?
Did you know that female butterflies lay eggs that will one day hatch into caterpillars? They search for a plant that the caterpillar can eat when it hatches to lay its eggs on.
This butterfly might be looking for the perfect spot. It crawls along a rock and examines the leaves all around it.
This butterfly’s pattern has little hearts on its two front wings.
Its bottom wings have little tails, giving it a very distinctive appearance and if you look very closely, its hindwings and lower body together somewhat resemble the face of an owl.
What a unique butterfly!
It is incredible to think that one day a tiny caterpillar will turn into a beautiful butterfly, like the one in this printable sheet.
When you look at a butterfly’s body, it bears a bit of a resembles to the caterpillar it used to be.
We love the mosaic design of this butterfly coloring sheet. It reminds us of stained glass. A butterfly’s wings reflect light to make its colors more beautiful, just like stained glass windows!
It’s hard to find objects that mimic the beautiful colors of a butterfly.
There seems to be a theme of hearts in these butterfly coloring pages.
This insect’s body almost looks like it is made up of multiple little hearts stacked on top of each other, with an individual heart shape right below its head.
Butterflies are a joy for us to look at because of their beautiful colors, but did you know that butterflies can see color too?
In fact, they can actually see even more colors than we can! Imagine how beautiful this butterfly would look if we could see colors as well as it could.
Butterflies almost seem like magical creatures. They are associated with supernatural abilities in lots of mythology and folklore and have actually been around for millions of years.
The butterfly in this printable seems to shimmer as it flaps its pretty wings.
How To Make Your Colors Really Pop!
There are so many different opportunities for colors with these beautiful butterfly coloring pages, but there many different ways to make the colors pop and look even more unique!
One way we always encourage is to use art tools and mediums that you wouldn’t typically use. Because the details are so intricate on these butterflies, you will typically want to have mediums that allow for precision.
Some of the best mediums to use for this purpose are colored pens and pencils. These have small tips that allow for a lot of control when you’re coloring.
Crayons are an example of a medium that are too thick for precise coloring. If you want to paint, then you can use paintbrushes that have thin tips that allow you to color in small spaces.
Once you have chosen your mediums, you can then add to them with some craft materials. Glitter, stickers and special colored glues can be great for adding some pop and pizazz to your colors.
When you try out different mediums and crafts, you should feel free to mix different kinds together on the same image. This is a great way to make each color on the page stand out and interact in interesting ways.
These are a few of the ways that you can bring some amazing colors to these pictures, but now it’s up to you! You can print out a few different copies of each picture so that you can experiment with all of your colors and mediums.
The joy of experimenting is half the fun, so don’t worry about messing up, and you never know what may happen! What colors and mediums will you use?
Remember – we are constantly updating our catalog of coloring pages and printable sheets. Keep checking back to see which new pages have been uploaded and which fun characters and animals are available for you to print and color. There is so much more to come.
We hope you have enjoyed these beautiful butterfly coloring pages and that their intricate patterns and designs have brightened up your day.
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