As you may already know, elephants are the largest land animals in the world. Apart from their massive size, they’re also known for being very intelligent, caring, and friendly creatures.
With their long trunks, wide, flat ears, and thick legs, elephants are absolutely adorable. It’s no wonder children are fascinated by them.
Now you can take your child on an adventure in the animal world with our amazing elephant coloring pages collection. Download and print these sheets for free, and let the coloring fun begin!
20 Brand New Elephant Coloring Pages – Free to Print and Color
Elephants are some of the most awe-inspiring and majestic animals you can hope to see in the wild.
This elephant coloring sheet captures this brilliantly, as it really portrays the dignity and wisdom of these animals.
Elephants have a muted grey color scheme, and you may think that it limits you in the colors that you can use.
Even if you stick with that grey color, you can break it up by adding brown mud details or different shades of the color to different details and areas.
What are some other colors and mediums you could use to shake things up a bit?
While elephants are usually fairly gentle giants, they can also be dangerous if you mess around with them. When an elephant is charging, you definitely wouldn’t want to be in its way!
We are safe with the elephant on this page, but if you were in this position in real life then you would probably want to move away fast.
It creates a really dramatic scene, and you can represent this tense moment with the colors and techniques you use to color the page.
How will you make this moment have even more weight and gravity with your colors?
We all know elephants for being one of the biggest and strongest animals on the planet. Male elephants can grow up to 4 meters in height and weigh up to 7 tons.
But these impressive mammals can be gentle and cute as well.
Take a look at this lovely elephant depicted on our first elephant coloring page and you’ll understand what we mean.
This baby elephant looks absolutely adorable with its tiny trunk and floppy ears. We think a classic grey shade would suit him well.
Did you know that elephants have around 150,000 muscles in their trunk? The trunk is actually an extension of their upper lip and nose and a very versatile tool.
Elephants use their trunks to breathe, eat, drink, communicate or grab things.
This endearing baby elephant pictured in our second coloring printable has a big smile and holds his trunk in the air.
We don’t know what he’s planning to do next, but it looks like he’s trying to reach for something. You can use any colors you like to bring this picture to life.
We’ve seen a few elephants that look a bit angry and dangerous in this collection, but the one on this page is looking quite calm and friendly.
For that reason, we would probably choose some lighter colors and shades.
Some watercolor paints or some colored pencils are perfect for lighter shades that are more subtle, so if you agree then these mediums could be a great place to start.
We think these would create a more relaxed mood, but would you prefer something a bit brighter? It’s up to you, and anything you choose will look amazing!
There is a bit of a unique view to this next page in our collection of free elephant coloring pages for kids.
We see a nice side view, and it helps to make this depiction stand out from the rest. This elephant is on the move, and you could add to it by drawing the kind of environment it is walking through.
You could look up some pictures of the African wilderness as inspiration if you would like to draw a background into the empty space behind this elephant.
What kinds of features would you add to the background?
If there is something that elephants love to do, that would be eating. Since they’re such large animals, they need to eat a lot of food every day to sustain their massive bodies.
An elephant can spend up to three-quarters of its day eating.
This elephant coloring printable shows us a little elephant that has already gotten a taste for savanna grasses, shrubs, and herbs.
He seems to be looking at something he’s found on the ground. Maybe it’s a piece of bark or some fruits he enjoys eating.
Mother elephants develop strong bonds with their calves. That’s because elephants have a deep sense of family and they make great efforts to protect their babies.
It’s a joy to watch a mother elephant interacting with its calf as you can see in this coloring printable. This page depicts a moment of tenderness between a mother elephant and her young baby.
You can experiment with different shades to color the mother and the baby elephant.
Next, we have another elephant that is on the move! This one seems to be walking a lot slower than some of the previous ones, and that is because it is busy eating.
Elephants will grab their food in their trunks and then bring it up to their mouths, as shown in this image.
To finish it off, mabe you could draw some plants, bushes and trees around this elephant to show what it is feasting on.
These extra details would also give you plenty more fun details for you to color in!
This next elephant is one of the most realistic ones we have seen in this collection so far.
It is so beautifully detailed, and subtle elements such as the facial expressions and shapes of the various areas of the body are depicted with such care.
For this page, we think that paint would be amazing, as this medium can work really well for more realistic depictions.
If you were to use a medium like acrylic paint, you can also use brushes with small tips in order to make coloring these finer details much easier.
Baby elephants are just as playful as human children. They can get very creative when they play, using bones, stones, plants, or sticks as toys.
Here’s a baby elephant that sure knows how to play. The little mammal in this elephant coloring sheet is pictured sitting on the ground, looking straight at us.
Maybe he got tired of playing in the African savanna with other baby elephants and decided to take a break.
How about choosing a less classic color combination for our little friend here? Some bold and bright colors will complement his playful nature.
Here’s an interesting fact about elephant calves: they can stand within 20 minutes of being born and can walk within 1 hour. It only takes newborn baby elephants two days to keep up with the herd.
The tiny elephant in our next coloring printable is definitely doing a great job at standing on his feet.
With his Dumbo-like ears, he looks like he could take off at any time if he wants to. Would you use the classic grey hues to color it or would you try something a bit more creative?
How cute is the next little guy that we have on this elephant coloring printable? This little one looks like it’s still a baby, and it has such an adorable facial expression.
This is another page that we think would be lots of fun to add a background to.
You could show what type of environment this little baby is playing in, and you could have a setting such as a mud bath or maybe a bed of leaves.
These are a few ways you could add to the background, but what else could you draw?
We love the thick outlines that have been used to draw this next elephant. It gives the depiction a bit more of a stylistic feeling, but it still manages to accurately capture the look of this incredible animal.
Because it’s drawn with more style, we would use a flatter, more vibrant medium for this one.
Examples would be some colored pens or markers, as these would help tp create some solid color that would really be eye-catching.
Do you have either of these mediums at hand to try out or will you go with something else?
They say that an elephant never forgets. That’s because elephants have large brains, allowing them to build up a strong memory over time.
They can remember places, faces, or events that happen in the wild.
Maybe the little elephant featured in this coloring sheet here doesn’t have a lot of memories, since he’s so young. But the smile on his face tells us that the ones he has are wonderful.
Let’s choose some shades that are just as cheerful as he is to color this page.
Elephants are known for the distinctive trumpet sound they make with their trunks, and we can imagine that this next one is making that sound!
The background of this page has also been left pretty blank, and that opens up all sorts of possibilities.
You could create a realistic setting that you would find a real elephant in, or you could make it a bit more stylish.
For example, you could draw and color shapes, patterns and other fun creative touches to the background to make this picture even cooler!
The look on the face of the magnificent animal on this elephant is so calm and majestic, and it’s another one that is drawn with some lovely thick outlines.
When coloring this elephant, you could stick to its usual grey color scheme, but you could also go for a more stylistic approach and use some bright and vibrant colors.
Either way would look incredible in its own special way, so it all depends on how you feel creatively led.
Which approach do you think you will take for this page? We can’t wait to see what you choose?
You can easily distinguish African elephants from Asian elephants by looking at their ears. African elephants have large, floppy ears, while Asian elephants have smaller, round ears.
Can you tell if the baby elephant pictured in this elephant coloring printable belongs to the African or the Asian species?
If you’re not sure, you can look at some elephant pictures to help you spot the differences.
Regardless of the species, you can choose any shades you like to color this tiny mammal and put your creative skills to the test.
Even if elephants move slower than other animals because of their heavy bodies, it doesn’t mean they lack energy.
Quite the opposite – they can actually walk up to nearly 200 miles in a day if they have to.
Look at this little elephant here. He seems to be moving quite fast like he’s on a very important mission. We’re wondering what he’s up to.
Maybe you can figure it out while you’re deciding what colors to use for this elephant coloring sheet.
Elephant trunks have many interesting skills. Did you know they can be used as a snorkel when swimming or that they can sense thunders?
In this cute printable from our elephant coloring collection, we have a baby elephant with its trunk in the air. Maybe he’s learning how to use his trunk, just like older elephants do.
We know that in real life elephants are grey, but you can choose a different color scheme if you want. Coloring is about using your creativity and imagination.