Dogs might be man’s best friend, but these beloved furry creatures evolved from a much bigger and wilder species – wolves.
These powerful animals live in packs in the wild and hunt mammals for their food. Wolves live in all kinds of environments and their coats come in many different and beautiful colors.
Wolves have fascinated people throughout the years. There are many books and movies themed around these creatures like The Call of the Wild and The Jungle Book.
Wolves have even lent themselves to the mythological werewolf.
Wolves are the perfect subject for printable coloring pages that you can download and color for free.
So without further ado here are 35 brand new and completely free wolf coloring pages that you can color any way you want. Have fun and use your imagination!
Wolf Coloring Pages – 35 Brand New Printables
A common visual when it comes to these incredible animals is the sight of one of them howling at the moon.
That is the scene we have set for this wolf coloring sheet, and it is a truly incredible image. It’s such a majestic sight to behold, and you can make it look even more incredible with the colors you use.
We think using a bright yellow for the moon whale keeping the wolf a bit darker would create a stunning contrast.
What other ways can you think of that you could use to color this dramatic image?
This next page has a fierce-looking wolf that really captures the majestic nature of this animal. This wolf has a lot of pointy edges in its outline, so that makes it look extra furry.
We would color this wolf using lots of strokes of a small paintbrush or another precise medium to create the illusion of individual hairs.
There are also loads of techniques and mediums you can use in order to achieve similar effects.
It’s up to you to decide on what you think would best suit this marvelous depiction of a wolf! What do you think you will use?
This wolf coloring page shows a wolf on high alert. His hackles are raised and his fur bristles. The wolf snarls to show his sharp teeth.
Wolves growl and snarl as a warning to announce that they are ready to attack if someone comes too close.
This wolf has very thick fur, especially around her neck. Wolves actually have two layers of fur to keep them warm in extremely cold temperatures.
Some wolves make their homes in the freezing climate of the Arctic.
Get ready to howl with excitement as you take on this next page we have for you!
We have mentioned how a howling wolf is such a classic pose for this animal, and it is being shown off brilliantly here.
You could leave it as is and color the background, or you could add some background details of your own as well.
One classic image would be to draw the moon behind the wolf, but there are other creative ways you could fill the background as well.
What ideas do you have for some background settings for this wolf?
This next page in this collection of free wolf coloring pages for kids is super cute! It features an adorable wolf cub that is trying its best to do a big howl.
Even though it is trying its best, we can imagine that this howl would be a little less intimidating than the howl of a full grown wolf.
Because this is a younger wolf, we would probably use some lighter shades. We would also use some mediums that provide softer colors such as watercolors or colored pencils.
That is what came to mind for us, but what do you think you would use?
Wolves are extremely beautiful and regal creatures. This wolf printable shows a wolf with thick fur around her neck and a fluffy tail.
She sits quietly with her head slightly bowed. What do you think she is thinking about?
A wolf’s distinctive howl is a spine-tingling sound to be sure, but it is the best way for them to communicate with each other from far away.
This wolf coloring sheet shows a wolf giving a long howl.
Here, we have another depiction of a howling wolf for you to enjoy. When coloring the moon, we often suggest using some bright yellows, but there are many other ways to depict it as well.
You could go for some creamy white or beige colors, or you could go completely stylistic with it and use all kinds of incredible colors.
You could even add some texture details to the moon or surround it with stars and other images you can see in the night sky.
What are some cool extras you could add to this picture in order to take it to the next level?
This page is another one that captures the majestic nature of the wolf. This one is looking pretty calm, but it definitely still seems pretty alert.
The background has been left completely blank and open here, and that means you have an open canvas that you can get creative with.
You could draw a setting, fill the background with flatter colors or draw some stylish shapes or patterns.
These are just a few ideas to consider, but now you can show us what creative extra ideas you may have!
Sometimes looking at a wolf reminds us how closely related they are to our beloved pet dogs.
Feel free to color as many of these wolf coloring pages as you want. They are all completely free to download and print.
Wolves are very intelligent animals. They track their prey using their amazing sense of smell and work together with their pack to take down prey much larger than they are.
The creature in this free wolf coloring page seems to be hot on the trail of some animal.
We love this wolf coloring sheet of a shaggy wolf sitting in front of a full moon.
Wolves are associated with the full moon because they are nocturnal creatures. They hunt at night and sleep during the day.
You probably wouldn’t want to be in the position that this wolf coloring printable places us in if you were seeing a wolf in real life!
This one is looking directly at us, and even though it looks calm, there is still a menacing look in its eyes.
Wolves are beautiful creatures, but they can also be rather dangerous if messed with, so this would probably be a scary sight in real life.
There is minimal background detail on this page, so it’s another one you could add to in any way you can think of.
The next page has a depiction of a wolf that has been quite realistically portrayed.
Because of this, if we were coloring this page, we would probably go for some more realistic colors such as greys, whites and blacks for this one.
It is also a page where we would use some watercolors or colored pencils on, as these mediums are perfect for a more realistic and subtle approach.
Of course, that is just one way to go about coloring this beautiful page. You could get really creative with it and create a truly unique image by using more stylistic colors.
Wolves’ speed and endurance come in handy when they are hunting for food.
They have been known to chase prey for miles to get their kill and can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour in short bursts. It looks like the wolf in this coloring page is on the hunt.
Wolves can be very fierce creatures. This wolf coloring page for kids shows a wolf that looks ready to defend his territory.
A wolf’s home is very important to them. It’s where they hunt to get their supply of food.
Next, there is another highly detailed and realistic wolf that you can have fun coloring.
There are so many details with the facial features and the fur that you can add some subtle color details to, and you could create a really striking picture.
Once you know how you would like to color the wolf, you can then decide on how you would like to color or fill in the background of this page.
What do you think you will do to finish off the background?
This wolf coloring page features a cartoony design that is quite stylistic, but it still manages to capture the look of a wolf brilliantly.
Because of the style this one is drawn, we would use brighter, flatter colors done with colored pens or markers.
We think that this approach would suit the cartoon style brilliantly, but that’s not to say that a subtler, more realistic approach wouldn’t work too.
Now it’s up to you, and you can have a great time experimenting with all of your brilliant ideas!
Wolf packs have alpha males and females that are in charge of the group. This wolf coloring sheet shows alpha proudly stepping up to lead his pack.
Wolf pack sizes vary, but usually, they consist of around 6 wolves.
There are many different types of wolves across the world. The animal in this coloring page looks like he might be a gray wolf, which has a thicker coat in the winter to keep it warm.
It looks like this wolf is gearing up for cold weather.
Gray is not the only color that wolves can be. They can also come in various shades of black, white, and red. Red wolves are the rarest of all. What color will you make the wolf in this printable?
Wolves are definitely wild and ferocious creatures, but sometimes it’s easy to forget that when they look so similar to our pet dogs.
Some domesticated dogs, like the Northern Inuit, are even bred to look similar to wolves. Perhaps this friendly-looking wolf coloring page is really a domesticated dog.
Wolves howl to tell other members of their pack where they are or to let them know about predators or prey.
They can even help a lost wolf find his pack again. Perhaps this wolf is howling to find his way home.
Like dogs, wolves have an incredible sense of smell that is very important to their survival. In this free printable, a wolf pauses on her walk to sniff the air.
There is definitely a theme of howling in these wolf coloring pages. This fascinating habit is a trait that was passed down from wolves to their domesticated cousins.
You’ve probably heard your pet dog howling at the doorbell or the piano at times.
Baby wolves are called pups, and they could not be more adorable. This fluffy little pup has a cute tuft of fur on the top of his head and interesting markings above his eyes.
This wolf coloring page features a pup that looks ready to play. Pups play fight with each other as they grow to learn socialization and important survival skills.
This pup gives a less than intimidating little growl as he plays.
Wolf pups live in an underground den with their mother until they are about eight weeks old. This pup looks like he is about old enough to leave his den and explore the world all by himself.
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Our coloring page designers love creating wolf coloring pages featuring these adorable pups. This pup is in full-on play mode.
He lunges forward with his tongue out and wags his tail in the air, ready to spring into a play attack.
Wolves have large paws that come in handy when walking over many different surfaces, like snow.
This wolf smiles proudly and you can see his enormous paws resting on the ground. Wolf paws are bigger than both domesticated dogs and coyotes.
A wolf runs to the top of a rock jutting out from a cliff. Perhaps he is the alpha of his pack, preparing to address his fellow wolves in an important meeting.
Did you know there is both a male and a female alpha in most packs?
We love this coloring page of a wolf howling at the moon underneath tall mountain peaks. In reality, a wolf’s howling has nothing to do with the moon.
This myth probably came from the fact that wolves are more active at night. There is also a legend that werewolves transform under a full moon.
This wolf looks like he has spotted someone. Perhaps it was another wolf friend or even a human.
Wolves are wild creatures that can be dangerous, but luckily they are mostly afraid of humans and want to avoid coming too close to people.
We hope you have enjoyed exploring the wild with these fierce wolves. Don’t forget to keep checking back with us to see which new animals and characters are available for you to color.
We are constantly updating our catalog of coloring pages and printable sheets.
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