Let’s Get Spooky with Paper: Printable Halloween Coloring Pages

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With the autumnal nights drawing in, finding fun craft activities to do around Halloween is always a welcome activity during this season. These printable Halloween coloring pages are the perfect way to keep your little ones – and yourself – amused this fall.

Here’s Business Optimizer’s pick of the best free printable Halloween coloring pages for you to print at home and color this Halloween.

#1. Crayola’s selection of kid-friendly coloring pages

Stationary brand Crayola has lots of fun activities for kids on its website, as you might expect. The Halloween-themed coloring pages include party invites, Halloween-themed bingo pages, your favorite spooky characters, and lots more besides! Choose your favorites here: https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/holidays/halloween-coloring-pages/

#2. Johanna Basford’s Halloween downloadable coloring sheet

Talented artist and adult coloring book illustrator Johanna Basford has released a free seasonal coloring sheet to download and color. Taken from her Ivy and the Inky Butterfly adult coloring book, you’re also invited to upload your completed artwork to her coloring gallery or using the social media hashtag #invyivy. Download the sheet here: https://www.johannabasford.com/inky-ivy-halloween-download-2/

#3. Lidl’s Halloween coloring pages for kids

Supermarket chain Lidl has a three-page pdf booklet available to download on its website. Each of the three pages has a Halloween-themed picture to color. They’re perfect if you’re looking for an easy activity for your little ones. Download the booklet here

#4. Millie Marotta’s bat coloring sheet

Another doyenne of the adult coloring book world is offering a free coloring sheet to celebrate the season. Visit the Millie Marrotta website and you can download a flying fox coloring sheet from Millie Marotta’s Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures coloring book. Check it out for yourself here

#5. Browse the selection from San Diego’s New Children’s Museum

The New Children’s Museum in San Diego, California, is a children’s museum with a mission to stimulate imagination, creativity, and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. It has a huge selection of free printable coloring sheets available on its website, including a Halloween page. Choose from the selection here

#6. Colour in Harry Potter locations

The tiny village of Lacock in Wiltshire is largely owned by the National Trust, a charity dedicated to preserving British heritage. As such, the village has changed little in the past 200 years and this makes it a favorite location for filming. Scenes from Downtown Abbey, Wolf Hall, The Other Boleyn Girl, and numerous Harry Potter films were all filmed here. On the National Trust website, you can download coloring sheets featuring Lacock, including the Abbey cloisters that appeared in Harry Potter. See the full collection here

#7. Halloween activity sheets from the BBC

The BBC’s children’s channel CBeebies has a wealth of resources on its website that offers a multitude of activities with which to entertain your little ones. Its Halloween printables include a Halloween Scavenger Hunt activity sheet and instructions to make a spooky spider web or Halloween bunting. Take a look for yourself here

#8. Sesame Street’s take on Halloween

Another great online resource for keeping little ones amused is the Sesame Street website. It also has a big selection of printables. Halloween-themed sheets include templates to make Bert and Ernie Jack O Lanterns, magic patterns to color, Halloween masks and a wizards play set. Choose your favorite here: https://www.sesamestreet.org/printables