From ants and bees to ladybugs and butterflies, thousands of different insect species live on the planet. These tiny crawly creatures are everywhere around us, and they play an indispensable role in our environment.
So, if your child is eager to learn new things, our fabulous collection of insect coloring pages can be a fun and creative educational tool.
Prepare your colored pencils and get ready to take a peek inside the fascinating world of insects!
10 Brand New Insect Coloring Pages – Free to Print and Color
On our first insect coloring page, we have a creature that you’re undoubtedly familiar with: a tiny little ant. You can often see ants searching for food and moisture in your house, kitchen, or garden.
Ants are genuinely fascinating insects that live in highly organized colonies, each of them having a particular role within the group.
They’re also solid. Did you know that an ant can lift 20 times its body weight?
The tiny ant depicted here seems to be looking for something. A worker ant might have to bring food back to the nest.
Mosquitoes are not the most beloved insects. They can “bite” people with their elongated mouths and cause itchy bumps on the skin.
But they’ve been around since the Jurassic period, so we have to appreciate them for their longevity.
Fun fact: only female mosquitoes bite, so you don’t have to keep a grudge against the entire species.
We’re guessing the mosquito featured on this insect printable is a female searching for its next host. Since it can’t bite you, you can enjoy coloring this sheet with your favorite hues.
Flies can indeed be a nuisance with their constant buzzing, but they’re also fascinating creatures once you start learning more about them.
For instance, flies can taste food using their feet. They also have fantastic reaction times, and they can see behind them. That’s quite impressive if you ask us.
If you think flies are annoying, take a look at this insect coloring page. The little fly depicted here couldn’t be any cuter, with its big eyes as if it were caught by surprise.
You can use any colors you like to breathe life into this picture.
Here’s an insect that everyone seems to like. Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds or lady beetles, have this whimsical appearance that makes them so beloved.
Besides, they are considered the bugs of love and luck.
Farmers have a good reason to appreciate these insects: they serve as beneficial predators of agricultural pests.
On this page, we have a smiling ladybug sitting on a leaf. Since ladybugs come in many different colors, you can color our little friend any combination you like.
They’re colorful, they can make music, and they have strong legs that help them leap into the air like a skilled acrobat.
That’s right; we’re talking about grasshoppers – those tiny insects that populate meadows and gardens.
Children often try to catch them, but they’re so fast that it’s almost impossible to keep up with them.
Luckily, the grasshopper featured on this insect coloring printable isn’t going anywhere, so you can take your time to study and color it.
Grasshoppers have a wide range of vivid colors, so now’s your chance to let your creativity flow free and use all your colored pencils.
Honey bees are some of the hardest-working creatures on the planet. That’s where the phrase busy as a bee comes from.
These tiny buzzing insects that live in hives fly around collecting flower nectar to turn it into delicious honey.
You can see on this coloring sheet just how industrious bees are. In their quest to gather nectar, they can fly thousands of miles every day.
This little bee seems to be flying over some plants, looking for flowers to pollinate. While it’s busy fulfilling its daily duties, you can get busy coloring this page.
Meet one of the most beautiful and enchanting creatures of the insect world: the butterfly.
Butterflies show us how wonderful and creative mother nature can be with its delicate wings and colorful patterns.
Did you know that butterfly wings are transparent? It’s the tiny scales on their wings reflecting the light that create those mesmerizing colors and patterns.
The cute butterfly on this insect coloring sheet has a big smile on its face, but it’s in desperate need of some color. Maybe you can grab some colored pencils and help him out.
Although theoretically, spiders are not insects, they deserve to be included in our collection since they’re familiar crawly creatures.
People are often scared of spiders because some of them are venomous. However, most species rarely bite humans, so they’re entirely harmless.
The little spider depicted here suspended in the air, hanging by a single thread, looks very friendly. We think it’s busy building its web, so maybe a little color will do him good.
There are very few insects that can compete with beauty and grace. Their lacy wings that shimmer in the sunlight and delicate elongated bodies distinguish them in the insect world.
Dragonflies are also great subjects to color, as they come in a rainbow of shades.
Our tiny dragonfly is pictured sitting on a branch, patiently waiting for you to choose a suitable color combination. We’re sure you’re going to have lots of fun coloring it.
We know everyone loves butterflies, but caterpillars, the larvae of butterflies or moths, are pretty amazing too.
Before they transform into winged insects, caterpillars have an attractive appearance, with six legs, six pairs of eyes, and a funny way to move around.
Our collection’s last insect coloring printable features an adorable caterpillar sitting on a tree. It has a fascinating pattern on its body so that you can use different shades to color it.
We hope you enjoyed this short foray into the captivating world of insects just as much as we enjoyed creating this collection.