What is your favorite dinosaur? Do you love the enormous T-Rex, the king of the tyrant lizards? Or perhaps you favor diplodocus, one of the largest long-necked dinosaurs to ever live. Or maybe the three-horned triceratops is your favorite.
You will find these creatures and more among these free dinosaur coloring pages for kids.
What colors were the dinosaurs? No one really knows because no one has ever seen a living dinosaur.
They died out many, many years ago, and we know them only from their fossilized bones. You can color one of those, too - a fossilized T-Rex skull.
Some scientists think dinosaurs were likely green or brown like many reptiles are today. But some reptiles have bright colors and patterns, so the dinosaurs may have, too. The bottom line is that you can get creative and color your dinosaurs however you would like.
Online Coloring Pages for Kids
Get creative with this interactive easy dinosaur for kids coloring page. Experiment with unique color combinations and see which one looks the best!
In addition to the usual printable coloring pages, we also have online coloring available for every coloring sheet in this post!
Just scroll down, and you'll find the coloring options for each coloring page.
Dinosaur Coloring Pages for Kids
Velociraptor Coloring Sheet
What do you think the velociraptor's camouflage looked like? What colors and patterns helped it blend into the grass or trees while hunting?
Dilophosaurus Coloring Sheet
In Jurassic Park, dilophosaurus was an unassuming, softly squeaking dinosaur until it spread its bright red and yellow frill.
Dinosaur Skull Coloring Sheet
Fresh bones are white or cream in color, but when they turn into fossils, the color changes because of the rock minerals they absorb. T-Rex skulls like this one range from sandy brown to black.
Triceratops Coloring Sheet
Herbivores like triceratops likely wore colors that blend into their environments. Should this one be green like meadow grass or black and gray like the shadows of trees? The choice is yours.
Dinosaur Coloring Sheet
What did parasaurolophus look like? Most animals have lighter bellies and darker backs, but beyond that, the color is anyone's guess. Create your own unique herd.
Cute Dinosaur Coloring Sheet
Many people think of dinosaurs with green scales, and that's the color we've given this one. But you can get creative and make him any colors you can dream up.
Plesiosaurus Coloring Sheet
The plesiosaurus was a sea-dwelling reptile. Like whales and sharks today, it may have had a dark grey back and lighter grey belly. That would fit the description of the similar Loss Ness Monster as well.
Apatosaurus Coloring Sheet
Brown? Grey? Green? Some combination of colors? This dinosaur ate from treetops. Now you can bring it back to life with color.
Cartoon Velociraptor Coloring Sheet
In Jurassic World, Blue was named for her blue stripe. You can give this one a similar color or get creative.
Easy Dinosaur for Kids Coloring Sheet
Will you fill this dinosaur outline with one color or several? Will you make it green as in our example, or some other color? The choice is yours.
Archaeopteryx Coloring Sheet
Did archaeopteryx have brightly colored feathers like a parrot? Or was it more like a brown sparrow, trying to blend in? You can design this feathered dinosaur's plumage.
Ornithomimus Coloring Sheet
We've shaded this dinosaur light brown, similar to the flocking Gallimimus dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. What color will you make yours?
Tyrannosaurus Rex Coloring Sheet
Tyrannosaurus is often depicted as being green, brown, dark grey, or even red. Do you think this animal tried to blend in as he hunted, or announced his presence with bright colors?
Saurolophus Coloring Sheet
We've colored our saurolophus in shades of brown. It may have had brightly colored skin on its head that it inflated as some frogs do today.
Free Dinosaur Coloring Pages Coloring Pages
Which of the above dinosaur coloring sheets was your favorite? You can download and print as many as you would like. Bind the pages together to make your very own dinosaur coloring book. Then make one for a friend.
You can even make a fun scene or diorama by coloring the pictures and then cutting them out. Don't stop at just one of each - a few dinosaurs, such as the T-Rex, were solitary, but others traveled in groups. The velociraptors hunted in packs and the herbivores lived in herds.