Celebrate these eight legged arthropods with these free spider coloring pages. Unique pictures of spiders to color for adults and kids of all ages!
Spiders may not be the most well loved animals, but they are pretty cool. I will willingly admit that I appreciate them but I cringe at the same time.
Like many creepy crawlies, spiders tend to blend in with their surroundings and often catch you by surprise.
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Many people often think of spiders as bugs, but they are actually not insects. These eight legged critters are classified as arachnids.
Fun Fact: Insects have six legs, while spiders have eight!
How to Print
To Print off a sheet, simply click the button below the image. You can then print off the PDF version using your printer.
Each sheet is standard 8 ½ by 11 inches. Most printers allow you to adjust the print settings if you want to print a smaller image.
Maybe its just me, but I'm not sure I want to color that big of a spider!
However, these would make awesome decorations if you are learning about spiders with your kids. Or even to celebrate Halloween during the fall.
Pictures of Spiders to Color
No cutesy coloring pictures of spiders here! All of these designs are realistic and perfect for both adults and kids of all ages.
Don't forget to check out these Spider Web Coloring Pages to go along with these sheets!
First up is a simple spider coloring sheet. Featuring a realistic design, I love how each of the different segments can be colored in!
Although some spiders look scary, they are actually important parts of an ecosystem. They often capture bugs and insects in their webs which keep the ecosystem in balance.
It would be fun to draw the background on these coloring sheets. A spider web or the spider's natural habitat are both great ideas.
Tarantula Coloring Sheets
One of the largest spiders, these animals can be found in both dry and wet habitats around the world. In the white spaces on these printables you and your kids can draw the habitat where these spiders are found!
Not just brown and black, in nature you can find tarantulas in different shades of blue and green! It would be fun to pair this page with some research about the different species of tarantulas.
Black Widow Spider
Alright, now this one I think is actually scary. Maybe it is the long pointy front legs that look like giant fangs!
Either way, I know many kids are fascinated with spiders. So I did not want to skip making a page about this species of spider.
If you have seen these spiders where you live then you know they are black with a red marking on their bodies.
Depending on which way you look at the spider, you may not see the marking. I left it off on this coloring sheet, but you can draw the marking on the spider if you want to add one!
Color and Write Spider
Perfect for young children in preschool, kindergarten, or elementary school. As they color they can practice writing on the lines below the image.
Capital and lower case S for spider or even the word spider can be written. A fun printable for kids to use when exploring these animals!
Pair any of these sheets with some educational books about spiders. If your children are interested in learning about these animals. The two books below are great for kids of all ages!
- A Web by Isabelle Simler
A beautifully illustrated picture book. Not just about spiders, each of the illustrations will make you fall in love with nature. Yes, its that good.
- Spiders by Gail Gibbons
In true Gail Gibbon's fashion this book is perfect for kids. Filled with facts about these fascinating arachnids! If you are learning about science with your kids you have to check out her books.
Additional Free Coloring Pages
Interested in making your own coloring book? Not only is coloring fun, but it is relaxing too. Get creative and add your own backgrounds to any of the coloring sheets linked below.
If you are homeschooling or creating a themed unit for your kids, all of these pages can be used. As a mom myself, I strive to make printables that you can use with your kids while you explore different topics together!
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