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Desert Coloring Pages

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Desert Coloring Pages

On this page you will find some desert coloring pages for kids which I have created. I have included animals (such as the camel, meerkat, and more) and plants (such as the cactus).

One quarter of the earth is made up of deserts, which are areas which are not necessarily hot or completely sandy. They are dry, getting less than 6 inches (or 15 cm) of rain each year. They are found in every continent of the world except Antarctica.

Here are some record holders:

- the driest desert is the Atacama Desert in South America

- the hottest desert is the Sahara in Africa

- the coldest desert is the Gobi Desert in Asia

- the biggest desert is the Sahara in Africa

Which is the closest desert to you?

Desert picture credit: my own lineart

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Desert Animal Coloring Pages

Clickable Table of Contents

Desert mammals, reptiles, birds and more


Bighorn Desert Sheep




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Desert Hedgehog / Long-Eared Hedgehog

Fennec Fox

Gemsbok / Oryx


Ground Squirrel

Jack Rabbit / Hare



Przewalski's Horse


Gila Monster


Cactus Wren

Which is your favorite animal?

Bighorn Desert Sheep

Bighorn desert sheep coloring pages

Bighorn desert sheep coloring pages

Click to enlarge

Picture adapted from this bighorn desert sheep picture.


Bilby Coloring Pages

Bilby Coloring Pages

My bilby lineart - click to enlarge

Camels - Arabian Camel (or Dromedary) and Bactrian Camel

Camel Coloring Pages

Camel Coloring Pages

My lineart bactrian camel (with two humps) - click to enlarge

Camel Crafts

For Kids


Dingo coloring pages

Dingo coloring pages

My dingo lineart

Desert Hedgehog / Long-Eared Hedgehogs

Desert Hedgehog / Long-Eared Hedgehog Coloring Pages

Desert Hedgehog / Long-Eared Hedgehog Coloring Pages

My desert hedgehog lineart - click to enlarge

Fennec Fox Coloring Pages

Fennec Fox Coloring Pages

Fennec Fox Coloring Pages

My fennec fox lineart . Click to enlarge.

The Wild Desert Coloring Book

Gemsbok / Oryx

gemsbok coloring pages

gemsbok coloring pages

My gemsbok lineart - click to enlarge


Gerbil Coloring Pages

Gerbil Coloring Pages

My gerbil picture adapted from this cute gerbil picture.

Ground Squirrels

Ground Squirrel Coloring Pages

Ground Squirrel Coloring Pages

My own ground squirrel lineart - click to enlarge

Jack Rabbits / Hares

hare coloring pages

hare coloring pages

Jack rabbit lineart - click to enlarge

Javelinas - Collared Peccary

Javelina Coloring Pages

Javelina Coloring Pages

My javelina lineart - click to enlarge


meerkat coloring pages

meerkat coloring pages

My meerkat lineart - click to enlarge

Przewalski's Horses

Przewalski's Horse Coloring Pages

Przewalski's Horse Coloring Pages

Przewalski's Horse picture modified from wikimedia - click to enlarge

Gila Monsters

Gila Monster Coloring Pages

Gila Monster Coloring Pages

My gila monster lineart - click to enlarge


Roadrunner Coloring Pages

Roadrunner Coloring Pages

My roadrunner lineart - click to enlarge

Desert Fonts

Fonts for Decorating Your Pages

desert font

desert font

(Cactus font used above)

(Cactus love font)

(Cacti font)

(Rock font - looks like cracked earth)

Links checked March 2013

Desert Plants Coloring Pages

It is difficult for plants to survive in the desert because there is so little rainfall.Whenever it does rain, the plant needs to be able to store the water and protect it from thirsty animals. The cactus has fat, swollen stems which contain the moisture and this is protected by spines. Other plants have fat stems and leaves which store water. These are called succulents. (I have several of these growing in my garden in a spot which doesn't get much rain.)

The Cactus Coloring Book

Baobab and Boab Trees

Baobab and Boab Tree Coloring Pages

Baobab and Boab Tree Coloring Pages

Desert People Coloring Pages

Desert People - Click to enlarge picture

Desert People Coloring Pages

Desert People Coloring Pages

The desert borders on this page are courtesy of

Your comment welcome

Kimberley Vico on January 20, 2013:

The coloring pages are a treat - so interactive! Thank you!

Kimberley Vico on January 20, 2013:

Really enjoyed these coloring pages - really great idea!

Jeanette (author) from Australia on April 12, 2012:

@angilahill: Sorry, I can't find anything about the caracus.

angilahill on April 10, 2012:

Can u add snap of caracus wild animal,Actually Caracus is found in India (Rajasthan Desert).....

angilahill on April 05, 2012:

Amazing and incredible lens about Desert(Everything)

YFLOW13 on March 19, 2012:


jimmyworldstar on February 05, 2012:

Wow, I didn't know there were sheep or dingos in the desert. Lots of animals I've never seen or heard of before.

anonymous on May 18, 2011:

Thanks for sharing these! My nephews will love them.

cinstress on March 15, 2011:

cute gerbil

MagpieNest on February 28, 2011:

Excellent. We can't get enough coloring pages around here!

Lee Hansen from Vermont on February 16, 2011:

Lensrolling to 2 coloring lenses: Bugs coloring pages and Reptiles and Amphibians coloring pages. Wonderful lens!

surajboro on February 07, 2011:

this is great..

Supernova2011 on January 08, 2011:

This is great. I'm totally going to use this.


Eighteen18 on January 05, 2011:

Lots of great links. Many Thanks.. will help me in my teaching about Deserts quest!

fun-coloringpages on November 24, 2010:

A great collection! Helps to warm up the cold winter days!!!

PortOrangeRealtor on November 15, 2010:

Love the boxes with links. The desert sand on the side of the boxes is a nice touch. How did you do that?

ninibabe on November 13, 2010:

@Barb McCoy: welcome and nice meeting you

Barb McCoy on November 10, 2010:

This is a great collection of pages. I have lensrolled this lens to my Sonoran Desert lens. Thanks for putting this one together.

ZablonMukuba on October 25, 2010:

this is a fun lens, thanks for sharing

anonymous on October 20, 2010:

Thanks for this excellent resource! I have several coloring pages at that would fit in here, also. I live in the desert and love all our wonderful wildlife. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on October 17, 2010:

I love Coloring Pages and these Desert Animals are fun. I like the Desert Font idea, too

lemonsqueezy lm on September 29, 2010:

A coloring page lens. Great idea! This is a very pretty lens too with loads of great links. I "liked" it.

BuckHawkcenter on September 29, 2010:

Great coloring pages. I may just have to get out my crayon collection and enjoy the peaceful time of coloring. Then bring it all again when the grandkids visit!

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on September 28, 2010:

Enjoyed these coloring pages.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 28, 2010:

Oh, these are wonderful and you started out with one of my favorites. I adore camels! That tortoise is totally awesome too.

capriliz lm on September 28, 2010:

You have a wonderful collection of coloring pages for the little ones. Lots of parents and teachers are going to be very happy with this.

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