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Insects and Bugs Coloring Books & Pages

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Ants, Butterflies, Spiders and Flies Coloring Pages

Ick! Bugs! Who likes bugs coloring books? Kids do! Coloring crawly creepy bugs is a fun way to keep children creative and learning during summer vacation. Insect crafts are often used as part of Earth Day and Spring lesson plans from preschool through the elementary grades. It's easy to combine science learning with arts and crafts while kids color pictures of insects and bugs.

Crawly, scurrying critters with six or more legs are favorites for boys coloring activities, but many girls enjoy decorating beautiful insect pictures, too. Insect pictures, especially coloring pages of spiders, ants and other creepy creatures are popular for Halloween party activities.

Here's our selection of printable bugs resources for kids of all ages plus selected books with real insect pictures to color in..

Choose from creepy bugs coloring book pages with icky big insects or stick with the simple critters: fun, cute friendly insect coloring printables. Adults and older children can color in the anatomically correct insect coloring pages with greater details.

Complex insect coloring sheets and scientific line drawings of insects are a good choice for home school lessons, lapbooks or science projects.

Real Insects Color and Learn

Spider and Spider Web Coloring Page

Spider coloring page printable

Spider coloring page printable

Lady Bug Coloring Page

Lady Bug Insect Coloring Page

Lady Bug Insect Coloring Page

Lets Learn About Bugs

Insects are incredibly complex creatures - not all bugs are harmful, and insect coloring books help children learn how bugs help us and our environment. These quality coloring books feature bugs and insects coloring pictures by professional artists.

Bugs and Insects Activity Sheets

Learning about nature through bugs and insects project is a great way for kids to spend a summer day. I've searched for interesting printable bugs and insects activity pages and here's my ever-growing list of freebies you'll enjoy.

Printable Insect Games, Puzzles, Crafts

Bugs and Insects Coloring Pages

Some detailed insect coloring pages are quite creepy. If you don't LOVE bugs, the idea of coloring a huge picture of an insect complete with six hairy legs, gigantic eyes and antennae might be overwhelming.

Instead, choose beautiful bugs coloring books: color in pictures of butterflies, lady bugs, and moths or select cartoon line drawings of insects on coloring pages with bees, dragonflies, butterflies and lightning bugs.

Dragon Fly Coloring Page

Dragon fly nature coloring page

Dragon fly nature coloring page

  • Nature Coloring Pages
    Printable coloring sheets of insects, plants, animals and birds in nature.
  • Insect Themed Coloring Pages
    insect themed coloring book pages you can print and color: ants, bees, crickets, flies, mosquitoes and a few squirmy things.
  • Let's Color Some Insects
    New Mexico Agricultural Extension coloring book features large, detailed drawings of beneficial and harmful insects - written by an entomologist, with learning text to accompany each bug coloring page.
  • Free insect coloring pages
    Bugs coloring pages ... six legged, eight legged, more-legged and no-legged creepy crawly insect coloring pages.
  • Preschool Bugs Coloring Pages
    Bugs coloring pages, some cute some realistic for preschool children and older children to color.
  • Printable Insect and Bug Papers and templates.
    Design & download Insect and Bug Stationery projects at HP Creative Studio. Site offers a variety of Insect and Bug Stationery templates.
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ICK or COOL? Your Bugs Coloring Books Comments Welcome Here

Shannon from Florida on February 11, 2013:

Great lens! We're studying insects this week, so this is quite helpful!

PeacefieldFarm LM on June 11, 2012:

We love bugs. Thanks for the great lens.

Winter52 LM on April 22, 2012:

There are cute bugs and then there are scary bugs, but come to think of it, even the cute little lady bugs love to bite me! Guess I will stick with the butterflies lol!

hamshi5433 on January 01, 2012:

love the ladybug and butterfly coloring pages...adorable creatures

nnbt11 on August 22, 2011:

Wow! What a nice way in which you are presenting all these

heatherashton22 on August 18, 2011:

Great resource you've created here! I work for a pest control company so I love pages like this. :)

ColorPetGifts on August 11, 2011:

I love bugs and would have a lot of fun coloring them. I have a ladybug tattoo on my foot.

mockingbird999 on August 07, 2011:

Cute. I like the lady bug.

Srena44 on July 27, 2011:

great lens

pheonix76 from WNY on July 21, 2011:

Such a nice lens!!! So many beautiful coloring pages to print, great resource. :)

Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on July 15, 2011:

Cute, cute, cute. Who would have guessed bugs could look so cute. Love this lens.

Donnette Davis from South Africa on July 01, 2011:

No matter where I go, I always find my way back to one of your lenses :) This is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Charmgal on June 24, 2011:

Nice lens! my son and I are both buggy about insects.. wil be sure to use a coloringpage or two!

anonymous on June 01, 2011:

What a great idea for a lense. I have already linked to some of these bug coloring pages and will absolutely bookmark this coloring page. Great Lense!!

BestRatedStuff on May 04, 2011:

Beautiful lens, great coloring pages

NevetsSenots on May 04, 2011:

Interesting Lens

anonymous on April 17, 2011:

Once again, great lens

cinstress on April 14, 2011:

nice ladybugs

and great links

Philippians468 on April 13, 2011:

thank you for sharing this amazing lens! it's refreshing! cheers

magicgeniewishl on April 05, 2011:

Some are cute, love the beetles

miaponzo on April 03, 2011:

I hate real bugs, but these are adorable!!!!!!!

anonymous on March 22, 2011:

Very cool bugs lens and great resources for the coloring artists. I had to bless this, had to. :)

Lenrolled to my Butterflies Art Designs CD-ROM Books (illustrations),

Butterflies Coloring Pages Stained Glass Art,

Butterfly Collection Kits / Butterfly Larvae (and featured on this one).

Awesome as always! {{SqiodHugs}}

Sheryl Polomka on March 18, 2011:

Wow, these are so cute - I vote COOL!

JeanJohnson LM on March 16, 2011:

awesome coloring pages on bugs :)

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on February 20, 2011:

More coloring! some of these look simple enough for a cranky little old lady to tackle...

Jeanette from Australia on February 16, 2011:

COOL! How could I vote other wise? Lensrolled to my Pet Walking Stick Insects lens.

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on January 20, 2011:

These are certainly cool looking! My little guy will love them! Thanks!

SofiaMann on September 12, 2010:

I love everything that relates to animals and especially if used to educate children in the love of nature. Thanks.

David Schroeter from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia on July 25, 2010:

More great ESL teaching resources here. Thanks, Pastiche. Thumbs up and favourite.

twistynoodle on July 11, 2010:

Great Lens, lots of info. Check out, we have tons of bug coloring pages that can be personalized.

dustytoes on June 04, 2010:

Wonderful assortment... lensrolling... !

SnoopyGirl1 on May 25, 2010:

Great list of buggy resources for coloring! I lenrolled to my Bugtastic Party Foods and my Diary of a Worm lenses. Thumbs up!

encouragingwords on March 29, 2010:

This lens doesn't Bug me at all; 5 stars & lensrolled on Bee Sayings for Really Sweet Cards.

blessedmomto7 on December 17, 2009:

Great lens. I lensrolled you to my bug birthday party page, thanks! Coloring would be a great idea to add to my bday party acitivities.

poutine on December 04, 2009:

Fun for the kiddies....and also for grownups.

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on November 22, 2009:

Great Bugs Coloring Books resources. I lensrolled to about 4 of my lenses including the Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden.

blue22d on October 29, 2009:

This is such a fun lens. I love the way you put it together. ***** to you. Thanks.

nickupton lm on October 19, 2009:

I love the photos at the end.

anonymous on August 09, 2009:

Great to see a variety of bugs and not just butterflies!!

bdkz on July 24, 2009:

WOW! Awesome lens!

anonymous on July 23, 2009:

Very cool! Great lens!

Robin S from USA on July 23, 2009:


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