We’re all about awesome printable coloring pages, especially if they’re free, and the designs are cool enough that even our most cynical teen and tween artists can appreciate them.
These 8 summer coloring pages are just perfect because they celebrate the magical things about summer — lightning bugs, flower wreaths, chilly lemonade, and of course, enough free time away from homework to actually create some artwork.
Sounds like the perfect summer pastime to me.
At top: Free Floral Flag Printable | Canary Jane
We’ve finally found some beautiful succulents that teens won’t have to worry about caring for in this cool printable terrarium coloring page at Popshop America. Cacti are so hot right now — but eh, they won’t care about that. It just looks intricate enough that artists will love it.
These cool free printable color-your-own bookmark from Pamash Designs are the accessories you need for your next beach read.
And psst…we have some great summer read recommendations for teens if you want to gift them together.
Elise at Grow Creative sells a lot of cool watercolors on her site, but she’s offering up this lovely free floral wreath printable summer coloring Page to readers, which is so generous. She even has a downloadable watercolor version to go with it if your kiddo’s artistic tool of choice is a palette of paints.
I love this dreamy, crazy detailed free Sail Away printable summer coloring page from Curly Jo Desi via My Poppet. Now to find a real houseboat to live on this summer…
This free floral flag printable coloring page at Canary Jane (also shown at top) lends a fanciful twist to stars and stripes. I think it’ll look awesome printed out large like this, or you can opt for a more road-trip friendly single-page size. When it’s done, I think it would look great on a bedroom wall or just hanging from the fence in the backyard — provided you’re not in the rainy southeast, like me.
This wonderful Do Your Own Thing free printable coloring page at Smiling Colors gives teens and tweens permission to express themselves, even if that means their picking a color other than pink for their flamingo. Great tips about technique there, too. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for the download link.
Let teens embrace their inner wildlife scavenger (while avoiding actual creepy crawlies) with this very bohemian free summer coloring page at Shrimp Salad Circus. Bugs and beetles blended with strawberries in the only way I’m cool with, ha.
Sure, this Free Star Wars printable coloring page mandala isn’t just for summer, but if your family has already started their countdown to Episode VIII, this downloadable coloring page blending favorite characters with fun floral backgrounds is the perfect summer creative activity. Thanks, Simple Everyday Mom!